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CODATA is the coordinator of a major new project: ‘WorldFAIR: Global cooperation on FAIR data policy and practice’, funded by the European Commission through its Horizon Europe Framework Programme, project call HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ERA-01-01, grant agreement 101058393.

Led by CODATA, with the Research Data Alliance association as a major partner, the WorldFAIR project began on 1 June 2022 and works with a set of case studies to advance implementation of the FAIR data principles, in particular those for Interoperability, and to develop a set of recommendations and a framework for FAIR assessment in a set of disciplines, or cross-disciplinary research areas.

We explore features of an emerging Cross-Domain Interoperability Framework with 11 case studies from the physical, social, agricultural and environmental sciences and the cultural heritage sector, and prepare FAIR Implementation Profiles, appropriately adapted to each (cross-)discipline area. This will lead to, and help inform, a fuller mapping of current best practices and emerging solutions and initiatives for FAIR data in these domains.

WorldFAIR runs for 24 months from 1 June 2022. The project is a collaboration between 19 partners around the world including prominent research institutions and scholarly organisations from Africa, Australasia, Europe, and North and South America. This work will form the core of CODATA’s contribution to the International Science Council (ISC) Action Plan Project 2.1, Making Data Work For Cross-Domain Grand Challenges.


WorldFAIR activities

Project launch and Kickoff Meeting, June 2022

The original news announcement on the launch of the WorldFAIR project (1 June 2022) is here:

Our project Kickoff Meeting was held on 9 June 2022. There is a short press release, describing the meeting, available here:


SciDataCon, June 2022

WorldFAIR partners set out their planned activities at the sessions at SciDataCon/International Data Week in June 2022:


FAIR Convergence Symposium, October 2022

Find out about WorldFAIR case studies and what they discovered by using FAIR Implementation Profiles at the WorldFAIR  workshop, ‘FIPs in WorldFAIR: What have we learnt?’, at the FAIR Convergence Symposium in Leiden, in October 2022.


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Page last updated: 2022-11-17.