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In 2016, the ‘FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship’ were published in Scientific Data. The authors intended to provide guidelines to improve the Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reuse of digital assets. The concept of FAIR data has been instrumental in bringing open science and research data to the attention of the research community, as well as to the broader group of stakeholders involved in facilitating, managing and disseminating research.
FAIRsFAIR supplied practical solutions for the implementation of FAIR data principles throughout the research data life cycle by fostering FAIR data culture and the uptake of good practices in making data FAIR. The FAIRsFAIR project addresses, in a 36 months timeplan, the development and concrete realisation of academic quality data management, procedures, standards, metrics and related matters, based on the FAIR principles.
Leading Work Package 5, Engagement, Communication and Uptake, Trust-IT has complete responsibility over:
FAIRsFAIR has established several expert groups and Trust-IT is responsible for leading the work of the group of 15 FAIR Champions, successfully guiding them to act as ambassadors to their communities, sharing the outcomes with their networks at events, distributing materials to their contact lists and pointing to relevant use cases or people, ultimately ensuring discipline and country uptake thanks to the engagement with individual experts.
Trust-IT is also part of the core team leading the FAIRsFAIR Synchronisation Force charged with the organisation of 3 main events -1 physical and 2 virtual- and complex working teams asked to debate and produce reports and deliverables on the uptake of FAIR behaviours at European level.
Trust-IT also introduced the National Roadshow Series to FAIRsFAIR, which are turning out to be a success story thanks to engagement with facilitators at national level. A total of 10 national events will be organised by February 2022.
Some of the communication and engagement results of the FAIRsFAIR project in numbers, as of November 2021:
Onboarding your target communities to ensure uptake of research solutions requires a structured approach, deep analytical skills and the design and implementation of communication and engagement plans made up of a mix of techniques and tools.
If you need to identify and build the perfect audience for your research activity and boost your community, contact us, we’ll be happy to help.