The NBN Trust is delighted to announce that the NBN Atlas has been selected to receive support from FAIRsFAIR to improve the level of interoperability in its data holdings.
FAIRsFAIR – Fostering Fair Data Practices in Europe – aims to supply practical solutions for the use of the FAIR data principles throughout the research data life cycle and contributes to policies and practices for broader adoption of FAIR practices and in the development of standards for FAIR certification of repositories.
The NBN Trust applied to the FAIRsFAIR call for repositories to design, build and test an interoperability layer between repositories to improve the researchers’ experience of finding and combining data from multiple data sources and facilitate easy data integration.
The NBN Trust will be involved in testing the specifications of the interoperability layer and will provide feedback to the development team on issues and/or suggestions to improve the specifications. The first implementation of the data repository features is planned to be ready in February 2021 and the second will be one year later.
The full list of selected repositories can be found on the FAIRsFAIR website
FAIR Data Principles and the NBN
One of the NBN Conference 2019 Knowledge Exchange Sessions was about FAIR Data Principles. Its aim was to introduce the Principles and explore how they can be applied to the access and use of biodiversity data.