FAIRification of Nordic and Baltic data repositories

Radisson Blu Skycity at Arlanda, Sweden

EOSC-Nordic is hosting a workshop for stakeholders of community data repositories in the Nordic and Baltic region. The event is a one-day workshop “FAIRification of Nordic and Baltic data repositories“ at Arlanda airport on April 22, 2020.

The goal is to provide guidelines and specific recommendations for organisations hosting data repositories to maximise the reusability of research data hosted by such entities. To initiate the process and facilitate individual recommendations the EOSC-Nordic project has executed FAIR Maturity evaluations of more than 100 repositories in the region. The results will be shared with the community during February-March 2020 and will constitute the basis for recommendations intended to guide communities in making their data repository FAIRer. 

The importance and added value of FAIRifying data repositories to adhere to the FAIR principles will be discussed, as well as how the evaluations were carried out using FAIR metric indicators. Based on the evaluation results, individually tailored recommendations will be provided to the communities and a presentation on how the EOSC-Nordic project can facilitate limited support through community hackathons, networking, and guidelines to improve the FAIR scores.

Who should attend?

Research data repository managers, repository developers, community stakeholders (e.g. data stewards)


22 April 2020 at 10.00 – 16.00

Event venue

Radisson Blu Skycity at Arlanda, Sweden

Pelargången 1 Skycity, Stockholm,SE-190 45,Sweden


Registration link (the event is free of charge but seats are limited)


Time Presentation
10:00 Opening
10:15 Motivation session to communicate the importance of FAIR in terms of scientific impact, transparency/reproducibility within domain and added value of reuse (cross-discipline)
11:00 Presentation of the evaluation results (the summary, trends, platforms, etc), but anonymously
11:30 Lunch
12:30 Description of the recommendations in greater detail
13:15 Open discussion
14:00 Break
14:15 “Clarify what support/guidance can be provided by WP4 (limited)”
15:30 – 16:00 Wrap up and closing