Nature editorial: Don’t let Europe’s open-science dream drift

On 20 June 2017, the scientific journal Nature published an editorial about the European Open Science Cloud. The editorial also mentions the GO FAIR initiative: “Currently, the commission’s dream is so big and shapeless that many involved can’t see a path to achieving it. German and Dutch ministers warned last month that it risked getting bogged down in detail and funding disputes. Wary of failing to capitalize on the existing will to complete the project, they called for support for an initiative already under way in their countries. This aims to kick-start the wider science cloud by getting existing data infrastructures to agree on protocols that make at least some of their data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR). The project — called GO FAIR — intends to develop a template for linking up new partners, including cross-border collaborators, within a year.” Read the full editorial.

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