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Turning FAIR into Reality: Briefing on the EC’s report on FAIR data

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26th Feb 2019

A lunchtime briefing on the European Commission’s report ‘Turning FAIR into Reality’ on the implementation on FAIR data principles

DRI Director Natalie Harrower, a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable) data, will be delivering a lunchtime report on the recently published ‘Turning FAIR into Reality’ report on Tuesday 26 February in the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin.

In 2016 the FAIR Data Principles were developed to support the position that effective research data management is ‘not a goal in itself but rather is the key conduit leading to knowledge discovery and innovation’. The new publication is both a report and an action plan for turning FAIR into reality. It offers a survey and analysis of what is needed to implement FAIR and it provides a set of concrete recommendations and actions for stakeholders in Europe and beyond.

The briefing aims to provide an overview of the contents of the report, which include the principles of FAIR, as well as the elements required to implement FAIR data. 

Attendance is free but registration is required, please register here

The open access report can be viewed via the EU Publications bookshop here.

DRI is funded by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS) via the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and the Irish Research Council (IRC).

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