D4 Published development or research report or study
Six Recommendations for Implementation of FAIR Practice (2020)

Hong, N. C., Cozzino, S., Genova, F., Hoffman-Sommer, M., Hooft, R., Lembinen, L., Marttila, J., Teperek, M., Ball, M., Barker, M., Berezko, O., Beyan, O. D., Garcia, L., Grootveld, M., Harrower, N., Holl, A., Jones, S., Molloy, L., Gaiarin, S. P., . . . Whyte, A. (2020). Six Recommendations for Implementation of FAIR Practice. European Commission. https://doi.org/10.2777/986252

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Hong, Neil Chue; Cozzino, Stefano; Genova, Françoise; Hoffman-Sommer, Marta; Hooft, Rob; Lembinen, Liisi; Marttila, Juuso; Teperek, Marta; Ball, Michael; Barker, Michelle; et al.

eISBN: 978-92-76-22779-3

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages in the book: 33

Publisher: European Commission

Place of Publication: Brussels

Publication country: Belgium

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2777/986252

Persistent website address: https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/research_and_innovation/ki0120580enn.pdf

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72199


This report analyses the state of FAIR practices within diverse research communities and FAIR-related policies in different countries and offers six practical recommendations on how FAIR can be turned into practice. These recommendations are aimed primarily at decision making entities of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), as well as research funders:

1. Fund awareness-raising, training, education and community-specific support.
2. Fund development, adoption and maintenance of community standards, tools and
3. Incentivise development of community governance.
4. Translate FAIR guidelines for other digital objects.
5. Reward and recognise improvements of FAIR practice.
6. Develop and monitor adequate policies for FAIR data and research objects.

In order to ensure widespread benefits of the EOSC, improvements in FAIR practices are necessary. We believe that the timing of this report, which coincides with the fully-fledged launch of the EOSC, could help the EOSC, research funders and policymakers make crucial strategic decisions about investment needed to put FAIR principles into practice.

Keywords: research; research material; data; metadata; digital records; best practices; findability; accessibility; interoperability; reuse; research financing; decision making; scientific communities; research policy

Free keywords: FAIR-periaatteet

Contributing organizations

Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

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