Prior to the Research Data Alliance Plenary meeting, 21. to 23. March in Berlin, last sunday 45 international experts from Earth and space sciences met at the GFZ, to discuss the current outcomes of the project „Enabling FAIR Data across the Earth and Space Sciences“.
The aim of the FAIR-data project is to establish a simplified, common experience for researchers when submitting scientific articles to any leading scientific Earth and space science journal. „FAIR“ stands for findable, accessible, interoperable, and re-usable. To meet these aspects, the project will align publishers and repositories in following best practices and creating standardised workflows. Shelley Stall, Head of the Data Programs of the American Geophysical Union AGU, where the project is directed: „The meeting brought us a big step forward towards implementing a truly functional data sharing infrastructure .“
The project is based on the work of the Coalition on Publishing Data in the Earth and Space Sciences COPDESS. The workshop was organised by the GFZ Library and Information Services (LIS). (ak)