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We collaborate with a wide range of external partners on multiple projets. This section provides information on projects the DCC is currently leading or participating in, as well as past projects with DCC steer and involvement.
Fostering FAIR Data Practices in Europe (FAIRsFAIR)
FAIRsFAIR - Fostering Fair Data Practices in Europe - aims to supply practical solutions for the use of the FAIR data principles throughout the research data life cycle. Emphasis is on fostering FAIR data culture and the uptake of good practices in making data FAIR. FAIRsFAIR will play a key role in the development of global standards for FAIR certification of repositories and the data within them contributing to those policies and practices that will turn the EOSC programme into a functioning infrastructure.
In the end, FAIRsFAIR will provide a platform for using and implementing the FAIR principles in the day to day work of European research data providers and repositories. FAIRsFAIR will also deliver essential FAIR dimensions of the Rules of Participation (RoP) and regulatory compliance for participation in the EOSC. The EOSC governance structure will use these FAIR aligned RoPs to establish whether components of the infrastructure function in a FAIR manner.
Being able to freely reuse and/or share sensitive data has always posed unique barriers in the burgeoning communities of FAIR and open research. Specifically, health research has had to contend with issues surrounding data that could identify individuals – how could such data be shared? The DCC is one of 17 partners across Europe that forms the EU H2020 funded project FAIR4Health. Its objective is to address reuse of health research data through establishing FAIRification guidelines that can be adopted at the EU level and beyond. The project also aims to establish a technical platform upon which these goals can be achieved. Community building is a big part of the project and the DCC, with its diverse and extensive list of contacts, is leading this aspect of the project while also utilising its strong presence in the RDA to further this aim. The RDA community is also being consulted with the ambition to produce an output that will be a set of guidelines that can be adopted by the global health research community. FAIR4Health is a 3 year funded project and will end in Dec 2020.
RDA Europe 4.0
Research Data Alliance (RDA) is an international organisation focused on the development of infrastructure and community activities to promote data sharing at an international level. It is a neutral global forum. RDA Europe is the European plug-in to the global initiative. RDA 4.0 is a project funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 programme. It is a 27-month project, due to end in May-June 2020. It will build on previous. The main scope of the project is to become the centerpiece for an EU Open Science Strategy by putting in place a network of national nodes which carry out specific operational activities and act as national champions for their respective region.
OpenAIRE-Advance continues the mission of OpenAIRE to support the Open Access/Open Data mandates in Europe. By sustaining the current successful infrastructure, comprised of a human network and robust technical services, it consolidates its achievements while working to shift the momentum among its communities to Open Science, aiming to be a trusted e-Infrastructure within the realms of the European Open Science Cloud.