Services to Support FAIR Data: from theory to implementation

pragueWHEN: April 12th, 2019, 09-12 CET.

WHERE: Vienna House Diplomat Prague

WHAT: The interactive workshop "Services to Support FAIR Data: from theory to implementation" is part of the larger event EOSC-hub week.


  • (Deconstructing) Infrastructure elements for successful implementation of services supporting FAIR outputs (not limited to data)
  • Distinguish main barriers for services to support FAIR output
  •  What’s in it for service providers? Discuss the initiatives working on FAIR and how they can support service providers)
  •  Formulate the role of FAIR in the EOSC. Priorities for implementation of services to support FAIR data (FAIRsFAIR, RDA, EOSC-hub and OpenAIRE)

Main target audience

  • Service providers
  • Research infrastructures & e-infrastructures representatives


09:00-10:30 Part I, Chair: René van Horik, DANS & EOSC-hub project

09:00-09:10 Intro/welcome/objectives of workshop. Background of the organisers (EOSC-hub / OpenAIRE / FAIRsFAIR / RDA Europe)

09:10-09:25 RTD FAIR implementation plan, Konstantinos Repanas, European Commission

09:25-09:40 EOSC working group on FAIR, Sarah Jones, DCC

09:40 - 10:30  Implementation stories
Panel focusing on implementation stories

  • Repositories for long-term preservation - certification
  • Software for data management and exploitation, EGI foundation
  • Semantic & PID services - understandability and findability of data
11:00-12:30 Part II, Chair: Natalia Manola, ATHENA RC & OpenAIRE

Unconference on challenges in being FAIR and implementation priorities to enable FAIR data / services.

Format: discussion and reporting in break-out groups. (6-10 people per group).
30’ Group discussion on challenges, recommendations, priorities concerning services to support FAIR data
30’ Group discussion focused on topic list
20’ Reporting back.
10’ Final wrap-up by Sarah Jones, DCC

To attend this event, the one-day registration to the EOSC-hub week is required. More information on registration at

Last day of registration: Monday March 11th, 2019.

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