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Pittonet, Sara; Davidson, Joy; Meneses, Rita; Mari, Marialetizia; O'Connor, Ryan; Nordling, Josefine; Aubin, Sophie; Kalaitzi, Vasso; Grootveld, Marjan; Turner, Daniel; Gonzalez-Beltran, Alejandra; Horton, Laurence; Whyte, Angus; Marjamaa-Mankinen, Liisa; Mejias, Gabriela; Dillo, Ingrid
The overall objective of WP7 “Dissemination, exploitation and communication” is to address dissemination, exploitation and communication of the project at all levels and through multiple modalities to ensure the FAIR-IMPACT objectives and impacts are achieved. To assure this, an effective and efficient communication, dissemination and stakeholder engagement strategy and plan is defined in this document.
The plan is built around four specific campaigns described in detail in Chapter 4, each one with clear objectives and actions custom designed around the target stakeholders that the project is addressing, which are introduced in Chapter 3.
The first campaign will run across the 36 months of the project and is dedicated to the project communication (Chapter 4.1). It aims to position the FAIR-IMPACT project in EOSC and FAIR ecosystems and ensure awareness among target stakeholders. A second campaign aims to disseminate the key project results (Chapter 4.2) to ensure their widespread accessibility and uptake of the guidelines, solutions, success stories and tools developed by the project. Actions to foster implementation and adoption of FAIR solutions are part of a third campaign (Chapter 4.3) which aims to encourage research communities, data service providers, national level initiatives, and other stakeholders to implement FAIR. This will involve stimulating interest in applying to the open calls and providing useful examples of implementing FAIR in different contexts . Last but not least, collaboration and coordination mechanisms (Chapter 4.4) are also designed and planned to maximise the impact of the project by synchronising with related projects and initiatives in the EOSC framework via the Synchronisation Force workshops, engaging ambassadors, multipliers and disseminators of the FAIR-IMPACT outputs via the FAIR Champions and boosting dissemination and impact of the FAIR-IMPACT solutions at national and regional level via the National Roadshow series.
An effective and smooth coordination and organisation of the project events as well as a great visibility of the project at third party events will be strategic across all the four campaigns above, and an initial list of events to be organised and attended in the first 12 months is provided in Chapter 5.
Last, Chapter 6 presents the plan for monitoring the communication and dissemination activities and assessing their effectiveness on a monthly basis.
The implementation of the plan depends on the active support of FAIR-IMPACT partners and progress will be monitored through fortnightly virtual WP meetings. These meetings are organised by the WP leader (Trust-IT) to discuss the activities performed and brainstorm not only about the next tasks for the following weeks but also corrective actions that may be necessary. Additional meetings may be scheduled at any appropriate time throughout the project duration, if necessary.
The success of WP7 is based on the joint and coordinated effort from all FAIR-IMPACT partners not only on the communication activities but also on the quality of the technical, scientific and content-related work that will be developed during the project time frame.
FAIR-IMPACT_D7.1_Dissemation Exploitation Communication Plan_20220901_v1.0.pdf