Recent Activity: FAIRsharing Registry WG: connecting (meta)data standards, repositories and policies

11 Nov 2020

"Data Repository Selection: Criteria that Matter" latest work by the RDA/Force11 FAIRsharing WG

Dear RDA WGs members,
here the latest activity of a group of major publishers and scholarly
communication organizations, part of the RDA/Force11 FAIRsharing WG:
*"Data Repository Selection: Criteria that Matter"*:
Below are the key objectives of this work. Where appropriate, criteria
have also been mapped to the relevant TRUST principles and the CTS
Peter McQuilton will present this work at the at the *Research Funders

03 Nov 2020

Join us at the Research Funders IG session (Thur Nov 12, 9-10:30 UTC) with Data Policy Standardisation IG & FAIRsharing WG

Dear Force11/RDA FAIRsharing WG members,
please, join us at the *Research Funders and Stakeholders on Open
Research and Data Management Policies and Practices IG* /*session*/, on
*Thur Nov 12, 9-10:30 UTC.*
Objectives and agenda below; details at:
Kind regards,
*Meeting objectives: *

17 Sep 2020

Online seminar series - “Exploring annotation and metadata initiatives for engineering data” - Last two seminars of the series!


Hi there,

The last two online seminars of the series “Exploring annotation and metadata initiatives for engineering data” will take place on the 25th of Septmeber and 9th of October. We hope to see you there!


08 Sep 2020

FAIRsharing WG - September 2020 Update

Dear friends,
I hope you're all well. Here's a little update on our progress since the start of the year.
1. The FAIRsharing WG contribution to the RDA response to COVID-19
2. New FAIRsharing Advisory Board
3. FAIRsharing redevelopment
4. FAIRsharing - TU Delft Workshop
We have a lot more in the pipeline but that's for another email in the coming months.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like any clarifications or futher information on the topics mentioned below.
Best wishes,

02 Sep 2020

Online seminar series - “Exploring annotation and metadata initiatives for engineering data” - Next session on 15. September 2020

Dear all,


After the summer break we are ready to continue with the online seminar series “Exploring annotation and metadata initiatives for engineering data” organized by our IG-RDMinEng.


16 Jun 2020

OASPA webinar, Wed 24 June - Scholarly Communication & COVID-19: Closing the Loop for Effective Peer Review

Dear Dear RDA-Force11 FAIRsharing WG members,
A reminder to register
next week's OASPA (Open Access Scholarly
Publishers Association) webinar which on Wednesday, June 24th at 3.00 pm
BST / 10.00 am EDT / 2.00 pm UTC.
This webinar will explore recent steps from some publishers and other
scholarly communications organisations, including FAIRsharing
that are collaborating with the aim of increasing efficiency and speed
in the publication of COVID-19 research by responding to researcher
needs for societal impact.

29 Apr 2020

RDA COVID-19 Community -> Writing sprint: (1) App development; (2) Standards, repositories - Today 14:00 UTC

Dear all,
*today 29th April at 14:00 UTC* the writing sprint of the RDA COVID-19
Community Participation sub-group will have two topics
1) App development for community generated data
2) Standards, repositories; leveraging and extending on the output of
RDA/Force11 FAIRsharing WG.
Join us!
Links in the email below.
Many thanks,

27 Apr 2020

New initiative announced: Scholarly publishers work together to ensure rapid review of COVID-19 content

Dear RDA-Force11 FAIRsharing WG members,
OASPA has today posted an announcement on our blog
the launch of a new initiative which sees scholarly publishers working
together to maximize the efficiency of peer review, ensuring that key
work related to COVID-19 is reviewed and published as quickly and openly
as possible.
The group of publishers and scholarly communications organizations —
initially comprising eLife, Hindawi, PeerJ, PLOS, Royal Society, F1000
Research, FAIRsharing, Outbreak Science, and PREreview — is taking a

17 Apr 2020

European Commission - data management guidelines for COVID-19 related research and data

Dear RDA FAIRsharing WG members,
On 8 April 2020, the *European Commission* released a set of *guidelines
for open access to publications, data and other research outputs* for
Horizon 2020 projects working on the 2019 coronavirus disease
(COVID-19), the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
(SARS-CoV-2), and related topics.
These guidelines have been made available on the RDA COVID19 File
repository at

14 Apr 2020

FAIRsharing COVID19 Collection

Dear RDA FAIRsharing WG members,
I hope you and your families are all well.
Last week, FAIRsharing launched a *COVID19 specific **FAIRsharing
**Collection* of *databases* (repositories, knowledgebases) and
*standards* (checklists, minimal reporting requirements, terminologies,
models, formats)
FAIRsharing is working with the community on a long list of resources

13 Feb 2020

Coronavirus 2019-nCoV announcement for RDMTW2020

The Research Data Management Training Workshop 2020 will be postponed to the Autumn due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in Asia, and the future date will be determined. The registration fee already paid and the reservation fee of accommodation reserved through Conference Secretariat will be refunded in full.