The main outcomes of the BlueBRIDGE April workshop “FAIR Friendly Research Data Catalogue: how far are we?” are now available in our report (Download the report here).  

The workshop took place on 3 April 2017, in Barcelona (co-located with the 9th RDA Plenary Meeting) and brought together over 40 representatives of H2020 projects, e-infrastructures, European initiatives (such as ELIXIR, EPOS, EUDAT, GEOSS, GOFAIR, ICOS) and data users, to understand how they are approaching the FAIR principles, what status they are at and to discuss together how to move forward.
You can find all the presentations of the workshop here.

The workshop report is structured as follows:

  • Section 1 introduces the workshop objectives
  • Section 2 shows the workshop agenda
  • Section 3 provides a summary of all the presentations given in the workshop
  • Section 4 highlights the views of the speakers and participants on how the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) catalogue facility should be implemented.

The workshop was very productive as it opened a constructive dialogue between different initiatives and countries. Such dialogue is fundamental to achieve consensus on a common vision on FAIR. This is why, some of the organisers and attendees participating in the EOSCpilot project[1], have therefore decided to submit the proposal for a follow-up of the BlueBRIDGE Barcelona workshop within the Open Science Fair conference[2], 6-8 September 2017 in Athens.