Implementing FAIR Data Infrastructures

C. den Heijer (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


The open science movement is gaining strength and momentum worldwide, signalling a fundamental shift in how scientific research is made accessible and reusable. In order to fulfill the promises of open science, reliable and sustainable research data infrastructures must be developed. While the FAIR data principles provide a promising conceptual basis for developing such data infrastructures, they do not provide technological guidance on how to do so. Computer science is uniquely situated to fill this gap by researching and developing tools and technical specifications which can help to realize the creation of FAIR data infrastructures. To this end, this Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop brought together computer scientists and digital infrastructure experts from across disciplinary domains to discuss key challenges and technical solutions to implementing and promoting the establishment of FAIR-compliant infrastructures for research data. This manifesto reports the findings from the workshop and provides recommendations along two lines: (1) how computer science can contribute to implementing FAIR data infrastructures and (2) how to make computer science research itself more FAIR.
Period19 Nov 201821 Nov 2018
Event typeWorkshop
Conference number18472
LocationWadern, Germany
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • fair principles
  • research data infrastructures
  • Open Science
  • open data