In 2016, the European Commission launched the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), which is centrally based on FAIR Guiding Principles.
The EOSC High Level Expert Group recommended the realisation of this infrastructure as a federated environment for scientific data sharing and re-use. It is based on existing and emerging elements in the member states and has a lightweight international guidance and governance. This gives it a large degree of freedom regarding practical implementation.
The EOSC’s recommendations were the point of departure for the GO FAIR Initiative.
op diGO FAIR offers an open and inclusive ecosystem for individuals, institutions and organisations working together through Implementation Networks. Implementation Networks are the core drivers of GO FAIR as open, inclusive, community-led and self-governed consortia working across disciplines and countries. Individuals, institutions and organisations from all over the world engage within different GO FAIR Implementation Networks.