Excellent, outstanding and exemplary results of the FAIRsFAIR project

Excellent, outstanding and exemplary results of the FAIRsFAIR project

15Jun2022
results of the FAIRsFAIR project

"FAIRsFAIR has delivered exceptional results with significant immediate or potential impact. The sustainability plan mentions a list of 21 outputs (classified as key exploitable results, key outputs and key functions) to further sustain after the end of the project; still, this list does not cover the multiplicity of relevant exploitable results. Crucially, the project significantly advanced the implementation of FAIR practices in Europe"

On the 12th of May FAIRsFAIR underwent its final review with the European Commission experts, presenting the activities, achievements, impact and sustainability plan of FAIRsFAIR. In their initial feedback both the representatives from the Commission as well as the reviewers concluded that the project results are excellent, outstanding, and exemplary. These first impressions are confirmed by the final consolidated review report that has been finalised and shared with the consortium these days.

"During the reivew it was said that we have created a very high bar for others to strive for. Our self-reflection and honesty, openness and ability to adapt, as well as our extremely collaborative approach both within the project itself as with external parties, were highly praised. The EC stated that as a project we practiced what we preached: FAIRness and Openness". Ingrid Dillo, FAIRsFAIR Coordinator

Trust-IT led the Outreach and Communication activities for FAIRsFAIR across the 3 years of the project, coordinating the FAIRsFAIR consortium over a series of impressive, non-stop mix of actions that brought to outstanding visibility of the project results and achievements across the target stakeholders.

From the review report: “The communication and outreach overall have been impressive. The sheer number of events in which project members participated (or organised) and the way this has been documented is admirable. In addition, herein we also find an excellent example of how well the project dealt with the unforeseen risk of the COVID-19 pandemic, by turning the risk into an engagement opportunity allowing the project to reach yet broader audiences. The consortium devoted specific care in the dissemination of results and organization of events for the discussion and co-creation of the outputs, which are largely made available under an open license to enhance the potential reuse and adoption.”

Just to mention a few actions that were commented as particularly effective, we cite the national roadshows series, coordinated by Trust-IT, that “helped strengthen FAIR implementation at a national and regional level”, and the “Recommendations for a FAIR EOSC White Paper of the FAIRsFAIR Synchronisation Force", co-authored by Sara Pittonet, outreach manager of the project.

FAIRsFAIR results are now available for the Research Community in the European Open Science Cloud framework and accessible through:

The Horizon Results Platform, the entry point for policy-makers, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers and experts where to discover the wealth of EU-funded research results and get in contact with their creators. FAIRsFAIR results are searchable by acronym or by typing the keyword: FAIR

Search on the Horizon Results Platform

FAIRsFAIR Community on Zenodo: the FAIRsFAIR community on Zenodo counts more than  240 items, among deliverables, reports, datasets, presentations and posters. FAIRsFAIR resources have been donwloaded more than 45.000 times, of which 1300+ datasets downloads and 20+ software downloads

Browse the community

FAIRsFAIR website: revamped in January 2022 to ensure a proper user-experience based legacy after the conclusion of the project, the FAIRsFAIR website will be maintained online for the next 5 years after the conclusion of the project.

www.fairsfair.eu

Our role

Leading Work Package 5, Engagement, Communication and Uptake, Trust-IT has complete responsibility for:

  •     Maintaining a coordinated and continued communication of the FAIRsFAIR initiative;
  •     Mapping the FAIRsFAIR’s dissemination results against each target stakeholder group;
  •     Installing a European Group of Fair Champions, representing the FAIRsFAIR stakeholders;
  •     Installing the Synchronisation Task Force that supports the governance structure of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), the EOSC Board Working Groups and the FAIR Champions;
  •     Organising focused workshops, webinars and stakeholder-tailored events, with a concertation focus on relevant initiatives that maximise project results;
  •     Developing an effective strategy to facilitate adoption of FAIRsFAIR tools, recommendations and outcomes for end users and obtain user feedback.

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Publication date: 15Jun2022

Article by

Sara Pittonet Gaiarin

Senior Project Manager