Exemplar research infrastructure programmes and umbrella organisations of which FAIRsharing is a part and with whom we are working

  • CODATA: the interdisciplinary scientific Committee on Data of the International Science Council, CODATA promotes global collaboration to improve the availability and usability of data for all areas of research. FAIRsharing is an active contributor to the activities of the Data Integration and Interoperability Initiative.
  • ELIXIR: an intergovernmental organisation that brings together life science resources from across Europe and beyond to build a sustainable infrastructure to support life science research and its translation to medicine and the environment, the bio-industries and society. FAIRsharing is a service of its Interoperability Platform.
  • EOSC Pilot: the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Pilot that supports the exploration of a virtual environment with open and seamless services for storage, management, analysis and re-use of research data, across borders and scientific disciplines by federating existing scientific data infrastructures. FAIRsharing is a core element of its proposed metadata catalogues strategy.
  • FORCE11: a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders that aims to bring about a change in modern scholarly communications through the effective use of information technology. FAIRsharing has a working group in FORCE11 and works with its Data Citation Implementation Pilot, including journals and publishers, to identify criteria and develop tools for the selection of databases and repositories.
  • GO-FAIR: the Global and Open (GO) FAIR initiative for the practical implementation of the EOSC vision as part of a global Internet of FAIR Data & Services. FAIRsharing is part of several bottom up community efforts (called Implementation Networks) to build an ecosystem of FAIR services.
  • ISO: the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a non-governmental international organization, with a membership of 161 national standards bodies, developing standards via Technical Committees (TCs). The TC 276 focuses on the biotechnology process and its Working Group 5 is in charge of the standards for Data Processing and Integration. FAIRsharing works to provide a trackable list of the standards endorsed by the TC 276 Biotechnology WG5.
  • NIH Data Commons: the US National Institutes of Health (NIH; Bethesda, MD) Data Commons Pilot Phase explores the design and creation of a shared virtual space where scientists can work with the digital objects of biomedical research such as data and analytical tools. FAIRsharing is functional element of a distributed FAIRness assessment tool kit, including the FAIRshake system to evaluate digital objects.
  • RDA: an international organization that focuses on the development of infrastructure and community activities to reduce barriers to data sharing and promote the acceleration of data driven innovation worldwide. FAIRsharing has a working group in RDA and works with other RDA activities, e.g. to define and implement a common framework for journal and publisher research data journal policy; and to connect FAIRsharing to data management plans tools.