NOMAD Laboratory


Sep 30, 2018

NOMAD - a GO FAIR Implementation Network

NOMAD has become an Implementation Network of GO FAIR, a bottom-up international approach for the practical implementation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)
as part of a global Internet of FAIR Data & Services.

Pasquale Pavone represented NOMAD at the recent GO FAIR event “GO BUILD - GO TRAIN - GO CHANGE” in Berlin, Germany, 19 September 2018. At the event, representatives of various institutions met to tackle topics related to the fair provision of research data. NOMAD is involved in the GO FAIR initiative as an implementation network.

With an invitation to the broad scientific community, Hans-Josef Linkens, Head of Division D3 Digital Transformation in Science and Research at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, started off the second GO FAIR workshop. He emphasized the participation of all research communities and stakeholders as a fundamental element in successfully shaping digital change. Only with their contribution reputation systems, data expertise and technological standards can become FAIR.

Picking up this invitation Klaus Tochtermann, director of the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and strategic director of GO FAIR, explained the relation of the GO FAIR initiative to national efforts in research data management, to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and to the Internet of FAIR Data and Services. Community-driven and bottom-up, the GO FAIR initiative creates an environment in addition to the largely funded EOSC projects.