Portage is pleased to announce that the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) has been selected by FAIRsFAIR in their Open Call for Data Repositories: Support Towards Increasing Repository Interoperability. This initiative seeks to support the “FAIRification” of repositories by discussing and designing implementation features that enable and increase repository interoperability. This will be achieved through building and testing prototypes of an interoperability layer for data repositories, and will ultimately improve the FAIRness of data in repositories that enable FAIR data. Twelve repositories from around the world have been chosen, with FRDR among six ‘Tester Repositories’.
FRDR is a joint initiative of CARL Portage and the Compute Canada Federation (CCF). FRDR leverages Canada’s national Digital Research Infrastructure to offer robust, cost-effective repository storage at scale and works with Canadian repositories to provide a federated discovery layer for Canadian research data.
FAIRsFAIR – Fostering Fair Data Practices in Europe – aims to supply practical solutions for the use of the FAIR data principles throughout the research data life cycle. Emphasis is on fostering FAIR data culture and the uptake of good practices in making data FAIR. FAIRsFAIR will play a key role in the development of global standards for FAIR certification of repositories and the data within them contributing to those policies and practices that will turn the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) programme into a functioning infrastructure.