Amsterdam, NL – IOS Press is firmly committed to supporting the implementation of FAIR’s guiding principles to make data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR). Therefore, we are extremely pleased to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the GO FAIR Foundation to jointly develop a new platform: FAIR Connect.
The next step in our ongoing collaboration with the GO FAIR Foundation will be FAIR Connect, a platform that will facilitate and support the (citable) publication of FAIR descriptions, complemented with concise living review articles, limited to FAIR Supporting Resources (FSRs), making these themselves Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and ultimately Reusable, while at the same time preventing the needless re-invention of wheels.
Drawing on our 35 years of academic publishing experience, IOS Press will help build FAIR Connect as an online, open access, ISSN-registered journal devoted to the dissemination and review of good practices in data stewardship. It is FAIR Connect’s mission to empower and unite data stewards around the world in their common goal of research FAIRification.
We will showcase a prototype of the new FAIR Connect platform during FAIR Focus Week, October 24 to 28, 2022 in Leiden, NL. Stay tuned for updates by signing up for our quarterly newsletter here!
L–R: Bert Meerman (director of the GO FAIR Foundation) and Einar Fredriksson, PhD (director of IOS Press) signing the MOU for FAIR Connect