Services to support FAIR data
Digital Curation Centre, Glasgow
24 April 2019, University of Vienna
A series of three workshops
1. Prague, April 12 2019 | EOSC-hub week
• Target audience: Service providers and research infrastructures
2. Vienna, April 24 2019 | Linking Open Science
• Target audience: Research support staff & researchers
3. Porto, September 17 2019 | Open Science FAIR
• Target audience: Service users and service providers
• Share perspectives on how to support researchers
• Explore existing services and extensions needed
to support FAIR research outputs
• Explore how existing services and infrastructures
can work together
• Identify priorities & recommendations for
supporting FAIR data
White paper to the EOSC EB working group on FAIR noting
challenges, recommendations & priorities for services
Rene van Horik
European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)
“offer 1.7 million European researchers and 70 million professionals in
science and technology a virtual environment with free at the point of
use, open and seamless services for storage, management, analysis and
re-use of research data, across borders and scientific disciplines”
• Add value
• Federate, don’t reinvent
• Be research / user-focused & led
• Make things easier – be the choice!
• Engage all stakeholders, including industry
EOSC EB Working Group on FAIR
5 initial Working Groups
• Rules of Participation
FAIR WG activities:
• FAIR practice & stewardship
• Interoperability framework
• Services requirements for FAIR
• Persistent identifier policy
• FAIR metrics & assessment
• Certification of services
EOSC governance structure
Enabling FAIR – wish list from implementers
• Need provenance – unbroken chain of trust
• Need to pay attention to the environment in which
data are held – trustworthiness of stewardship
• Need to assign PIDs to all resource resources
• Make metadata richer – link PIDs
“Research data will not become nor stay FAIR by magic.
We need skilled people, transparent processes,
interoperable technologies and collaboration to build,
operate and maintain research data infrastructures.”
Thoughts from discussion
DEFINITIONS DISCIPLINARY CULTURE METRICS
Audience feedback: Prague
for breakout groups
Play the game
More time for group
reflections. 30 minutes
is too short
Document and open up
the reports for input
More time for
Focus on solutions for
researchers and research
groups, provide them
easy entry points into
basic FAIR for all.
Agenda for today
Time Focus Who
13:00 Introduction Sarah
13:20 Data services case studies
15:00 Brainstorming discussion All
16:00 Panel discussion
• Tony Ross-Hellauer
• Barbara Sanchez
• Peter Kraker
• Stefan Kasberger
16:45 Mentimeter evaluation Sarah
Questions for service case studies
• Where is your service located in the Research Data Lifecycle
/ what activities does it help with? Focus on one aspect
• What aspects of FAIR does your service support and how?
What are the strengths and gaps in FAIR provision?
• How do you interoperate/collaborate/engage with other
services to help support FAIR data?
• What is the one key change you think needs to happen for
us to implement FAIR data and services that support FAIR?
Moderators for discussion & panel
Science Data Archive
Open Knowledge Maps
Form four groups around them : )
1. What does it mean for researchers to make data FAIR?
2. How does / could your institution or service help
researchers make their data FAIR?
3. What could / should you do that you aren’t already doing?
What is the priority?
4. Where are the biggest gaps in provision? Missing services
and weaker aspect of FAIR e.g. interoperability
5. How does / could your institution or service reach
researchers and explain the importance of FAIR?
Focus for reporting back – service gaps and priorities
1. What were the main conclusions from your discussion?
(specifically about service gaps / priorities)
2. What are the priorities for your organisation?
3. What would you highlight in the White Paper to the EOSC FAIR
WG? What are the key challenges or priorities for supporting
FAIR that need to be addressed?
4. What services do you support at your organisation and what
would you like to see from EOSC? Who is responsible for what?
the many hands that
make data work
17 – 20 February 2020