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D7.1 FAIR in European Higher Education

TitleD7.1 FAIR in European Higher Education
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsStoy L, Saenen B, Davidson J, Engelhardt C, Gaillard V
Report Number1.0

FAIRsFAIR Work Package 7 “FAIR Data Science and Professionalisation” aims to develop resources and build communities that support the uptake, if not mainstreaming, of RDM and FAIR practice within higher education curricula. In order to achieve these objectives, the present report aims to build a foundation for the identification of existing practices and needs of higher education institutions. It builds on a web-based questionnaire with 90 responses and two focus groups with a total of 50 participants implemented between September and November 2019. The research covered several dimensions of research data management at HEIs relevant for the implementation of FAIRsFAIR WP7, as well as WP3 “FAIR Data Policy Practice” and WP6 “FAIR Competence Centre”. These dimensions included: Institutional research data management policies; support services for research data management; competence development of students and graduates; universities and EOSC; and FAIRsFAIR support for universities.