ENVRI-FAIR

Project Coordinator Andreas Pätzold, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Funding Source Horizon 2020, H2020-INFRAEOSC-2018-2 – Grant Agreement No. 824068
Duration February 2019 – January 2023

The ENVRI community is a group of Environmental Research Infrastructures (ENVRI), projects, networks and other diverse stakeholders interested in environmental Research Infrastructure matters. The community also includes e-infrastructures supporting the Research Infrastructures in data solutions. To bring this diverse group together, the ENVRI views the need for collaboration as essential. This cooperation across the traditional disciplines is especially important to tackle the grand societal challenges we are facing (e.g. climate change, loss of biodiversity, etc.), because studying complex earth system interactions requires making use of data from multiple disciplinary fields in a straightforward way. Here, FAIRness (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) of the digital metadata and data is an absolute prerequisite. Since June 2018, DiSSCo is a part of this community.

This group has successfully conducted cluster projects to detect synergies within this community of research infrastructures, e.g. ENVRIplus. The latest EU-funded project which started in January 2019 is ENVRI-FAIR – ENVironmental Research Infrastructures building Fair services Accessible for society, Innovation and Research. As the name suggests, the project will establish a set of FAIR data services which aims to enhance the efficiency and productivity of researchers, support innovation, enable data- and knowledge-based decisions and connect the ENVRI Cluster to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). This means an open access platform for interdisciplinary environmental research data and a well-defined set of community policies and standards along all steps of the data life cycle.

The focus of the proposed work is put on the implementation of prototypes for testing pre-production services at each RI. The catalogue of prepared services is defined for each RI independently, depending on the maturity of the involved RIs.

Overview ENVRI-FAIR

Source and more information: http://envri.eu/envri-fair/.