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Catalyzing Convergence in ENVRI-FAIR using FIPs


Session organised by ENVRI-FAIR on 26 October 2022, 09:30 – 11:30 CEST as part of the 2nd FAIR Convergence Symposium (refer to this page for the Symposium programme overview).

Location: Collegezaal 2, LUMC, and online.

In case you missed the event, you can watch the recording in CODATA Vimeo and check the presentation decks

Session Description

Report on the series of FAIR assessments of data and services of the ENVRI Research Infrastructures using FAIR Implementation Profiles and its impact on the FAIRification roadmap of ENVRI-FAIR.

In 2019, as part of its FAIR assessment activity, ENVRI-FAIR collaborated with GO FAIR to develop the FAIR Implementation Profile (FIP) approach to technology landscaping and FAIRness level improvement of data and services.

In a common development effort, the FIP was conceptualized as an ontology, operationalized by adapting the DS Wizard tool (FIP Wizard) and nanopublications, and openly exposed as FAIR, machine-actionable datasets.  

The FIP is a collection of FAIR implementation choices made by a community of practice for each of the FAIR Principles. Community specific FIPs are themselves captured as FAIR assertions that other communities are encouraged to reuse as they see fit, accelerating FAIR uptake and interoperability. Although used annually since 2019 for ENVRI FAIR assessments, the FIP has also been used by a diverse range of other communities. 

This session will explore the limitations and opportunities of the FIP approach, focusing on its importance in the promotion of FAIR awareness and as a decision support service for the community. We will describe how these FAIR assessment exercises have impacted the ENVRI implementation plans and how this can lead to practical FAIR convergence. Lastly, the potential role of the FIP in FAIR Digital Objects (FDOs) will be explored, first as metadata for the FDO, and then as a catalyst for driving convergence on the use of FDOs by existing infrastructures. 

This session will be led by Erik Schultes and Barbara Magagna (GO FAIR Foundation, Leiden) with workshop highlights from Katrin Seemeyer (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany) and Tobias Kuhn (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam).

 Panelists include:

  • RI-perspective: Ilaria Rosati, Guillaume Alviset
  • Technology-perspective: Zhiming Zhao
  • Development-perspective: Tobias Kuhn
  • Community-support perspective: Markus Stocker
  • Researcher-perspective: Angeliki Adamaki

The Session is organized into 2 parts:

1.Introduction (60 min): A review of methods employed in FAIR assessments and of the use of FIP results in catalyzing FAIR convergence in ENVRI-FAIR

Erik Schultes (FAIR overview) 5 min

Katrin Seemeyer – Project overview (15 min)
Barbara Magagna –  FIP (20 min)
Justin Buck –  Approach of RI Convergence in ENVRI-FAIR (20 min)

2.Panel Discussion (60 min): Representatives from different stakeholders discussing different viewpoints on FIPs and convergence (project-perspective, RI-perspective, technology-implementation perspective, end-user-perspective)