RTD - DG Research and Innovation
Findable, accessible, interoperable and re-usable/ re-producible (FAIR) data is an integral part in the process of opening up science and research. By improving the FAIR-ness of research data it will unlock the potential for both scientific research and society to draw from the benefits of this data, and also enable significant contribution to economic growth. Accordingly, the Open Science agenda contains the ambition to make FAIR data sharing the default for scientific research by 2020. The overall objective of the Expert Group on Turning FAIR data into reality is to operationalise and facilitate this goal.
The group will fulfil five essential tasks, including: 1) Mapping of existing initiatives and analysis of the components of FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and re-usable) to develop recommendations with a view to what needs to be done to turn each of these components into reality (on EU/ Member State/ international level); 2) Propose indicators to measure progress on each of the FAIR components; 3) Give input to a proposed action plan on how to make data FAIR; 4) Contribute to the evaluation of the Horizon 2020 DMP template and future revisions of the template, in light of harmonisation with funders across the EU, including the development of additional sector/ discipline specific guidance (if desired); 5) Provide input into the issue of costing and financing of data management activities (on EU/ Member State/ international level). The groups recommendations will be outlined and published in a Final Report.