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D5.2 PAN-EUROPEAN UPTAKE INTERIM REPORT

Sara Pittonet; Rita Meneses; Tracey Biller; Frans Huigen; Joy Davidson; Lennart Stoy; Jessica Parland; Yann Le Franc; Anusuriya Devaraju

FAIRsFAIR aims to supply 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. To achieve this goal, it is crucial that targeted stakeholders - both end users of research data and implementers of FAIR data principles - across Europe adopt the FAIRsFAIR results and its key assets as a means to accelerate the realisation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

During its first year, FAIRsFAIR worked intensively to ensure project activities dovetailed with work being carried out by the other key strategic actors in the EOSC. FAIRsFAIR activity fed into and complemented the work being done by other projects in the research data and FAIR space, maximising coordination and minimising unnecessary duplication.

FAIRsFAIR established synergies with representatives of the thematic ESFRI clusters, the INFRAEOSC5 projects, the EOSC national and thematic initiatives, and the EOSC Governance and Executive Board Working Groups, and special liaisons were set up with the EOSC WG on FAIR and its Task Forces. Collaboration was also established with other horizontal activities of strategic importance to ensure the effective uptake of FAIRsFAIR results. RDA, FREYA and EOSC-Hub are some examples. Other FAIR initiatives engaged with and now acting as multipliers of FAIRsFAIR reports and outcomes include the STM Association and GO-FAIR.

Sharing knowledge, expertise, guidelines, implementation stories, courses and education on FAIR matters are some of the activities detailed in this document, which reports the outcomes from engagement efforts between March 2019 and March 2020.

The breakdown of activities performed and the related uptake figures by key stakeholders are presented separately for each of the strategic FAIRsFAIR assets, grouped around the 4 pillars: FAIR Practices: Semantics, Interoperability, and Services (WP2), FAIR Policy and Practice (WP3), FAIR Certification (WP4), FAIR Data Science and Professionalisation, incl. the FAIR Competence Centre (WP6 and WP7).

Section 1 provides an overview of the stakeholders that are now part of the FAIRsFAIR community, monitored via their interactions with the project website and social media channels, and their attendance at events such as webinars, workshops and open consultations.

Section 2 introduces the channels that FAIRsFAIR uses to reach stakeholders in all four pillar areas.

Section 3 is organised by work package and describes project activities in detail, referring in each case to the stakeholder group engaged, the channels exploited, and the results achieved.

Section 4 is dedicated to the FAIRsFAIR Synchronisation Force, a special actor set up to maximise coordination with all the FAIR and EOSC-related initiatives.

Section 5 deals with the establishment of the FAIRsFAIR European Group of FAIR Champions (EGFC) and the High Level Advisory Board (HLAC), which support FAIRsFAIR by providing strategic advice and also by amplifying FAIRsFAIR messaging in their own communities.

This document will have a second iteration at the end of the project (M34), when the final report on FAIR uptake in Europe by FAIRsFAIR stakeholders will be released.

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