One goal of FAIRplus is to ensure that policies and funders support the FAIRification of data, and that they support the long-term storage of FAIRified data.

To this end, we will engage with policy makers at the national and European level. These policy makers will include publishers, the OECD, the European Commission and the Open Science Policy Platform. We will attend relevant events, engage formally at specific meetings, and prepare position papers and consultation responses.

This dialogue will be supported by published materials from the project, such as FAIR metrics and the scientific use cases demonstrating the benefits of FAIRification. The materials will also cover how to ensure the long-term funding and sustainability of the FAIR databases, as well as policies covering data protection and the secure access to data. For example, the FAIR metrics and FAIRification resources will inform journals how to enhance their data policies for authors, to ensure that data will be increasingly FAIR.

Next deliverables/milestones

March 2020 Report on Policy-maker engagement strategy
December 2021 Use case dissemination package containing three convincing use cases demonstrating the scientific value of FAIRification and appealing to both researchers and research support staff

This work is being done by Work Package 4 (WP4) in the FAIRplus project (see How the project is organised).