Apply for Support for Adoption of the EOSC Compliance Assessment Toolkit (CAT)

The FAIR-IMPACT project, which is tasked to support the implementation of FAIR-enabling practices, tools and services across scientific communities at European, national, and institutional levels, has recently launched an open call for its latest support action, which includes an offer of support for the enhancement of Persistent Identifier (PID) policies in alignment with the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) guidelines.

The call targets PID Service Providers, PID Managers, Data Repository Providers, and representatives from various research sectors. Applicants should have a robust background in Research Data Management (RDM), FAIR principles, data policies, and PIDs. The application process commences on 31 January 2024, with a deadline set for 31 March 2024. Selections will be finalised by the end of April 2024. Successful applicants will receive €10,000 to support their participation, expected to cover approximately 20 days of effort from May to September 2024.

Successful applicants will utilise the EOSC PID Policy as a guide for conducting self-assessments, crucial for establishing harmonised and EOSC-compliant PID policies. Additionally, the beta version of the FAIRCORE4EOSC Compliance Assessment Toolkit (CAT) will enable participants to encode, record, and query compliance with the EOSC PID policy, covering various aspects including TRUST, FAIR, Reproducibility, GDPR, and Licences.

The support action encompasses a series of other key activities and benefits such as virtual workshops, including an introductory session on PID policies and practical tutorials with the CAT, peer exchange workshops to facilitate the sharing of insights and assessments, and comprehensive support and guidance from FAIR-IMPACT mentors, including personalised assistance and a curated reading list.

Participants in this support action are expected to gain a deeper understanding of formulating effective PID policies and insights into their organisation’s/service’s PID policy maturity level. Moreover, there will be opportunities to facilitate their service’s integration into the EOSC Marketplace.

For more detailed information on the application process, eligibility criteria, and the support action timeline, interested parties are encouraged to visit the FAIR-IMPACT project’s open calls page.

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Open Call for CAT Support