A key aim for the FAIR-IMPACT project is to support the practical implementation of FAIR-enabling practices across three key stakeholder groups: Research Performing Organisations, data and metadata service providers, and national level initiatives. During the first stage of EOSC implementation (2018-2020), a number of projects and initiatives worked to develop metrics for assessing the FAIRness of data and the FAIR-enabling capabilities of organisations and services. Those projects and initiatives have developed a number of tools, approaches and resources to support the implementation of the FAIR principles.
To support the next stage of EOSC Implementation, a new tranche of Horizon Europe funded projects are now working to refine, augment and build on these resources. The availability of such tools and methods is crucial for supporting the practical implementation of the FAIR principles but it can be difficult for different stakeholders to know which to use for specific use cases.
The purpose of the FAIR Implementation catalogue is to present a list of resources that will be one component of the FAIR Implementation Framework. The catalogue is built as a browsable online tool which users can use to identify the tools/solutions most appropriate for different use cases, with direct links to the original resources and to the EOSC portal whenever a resource is published there, or to the source online reference where the tool/resource is hosted.
The FIF and the FAIR Implementation catalogue are brought to you by the FAIR-IMPACT project.
If you need support in finding and accessing a resource, or if you have any questions about this catalogue, feel free to write an email to fif [at] fair-impact [DOT] eu
To better support the adoption and implementation of these existing and emerging tools, methods and resources, FAIR-IMPACT has developed the FAIR Implementation Framework to help different stakeholders assess their drivers for becoming (more) FAIR-enabling and their current practices so that they can develop realistic action plans to implement FAIR.
The framework builds on the approach employed by the ACME-FAIR which puts equal emphasis on building capabilities for enabling FAIR and on active engagement to ensure uptake of FAIR-enabling practices.
Below are a set of guiding questions that stakeholders should consider when implementing the FAIR principles in a practical sense