WorldFAIR @ RDA’S 10 Year Anniversary: The WorldFAIR Case Study on Plant-pollinator Interactions (WP10)

In 2023 the Research Data Alliance is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. We’re excited to commemorate this important milestone with our community by organising a series of international and regional events and activities dedicated to a specific theme related to research data management of relevance to the RDA community.

As part of this event series, WorldFAIR WP10 (Agricultural Biodiversity) will present their findings from their discovery phase: FAIR assessments, good practices, tools and examples to create, manage and share data related to plant-pollinator interactions.

You can find out more about WorldFAIR WP10: Agricultural Biodiversity by visiting the dedicated webpage.

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WorldFAIR @ RDA’s 10 Year Anniversary: Image sharing systems and practices in Cultural Heritage

In 2023 the Research Data Alliance is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. We’re excited to commemorate this important milestone with our community by organising a series of international and regional events and activities dedicated to a specific theme related to research data management of relevance to the RDA community.

As part of this event series, WorldFAIR Work Package 13 (WP13) presented their landscaping report identifying how Cultural Heritage institutions engage with FAIR (examining formats and image delivery technologies).

This workshop recording is now available below.

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WorldFAIR Output Webinar Series: Overview of the projects first round of disciplinary reports: Updates from the Social Surveys (WP6) and Cultural Heritage (WP13)

14 June 2023, 08:00 – 09:00 UTC

This webinar will present the following deliverables completed by WP6 and WP13 respectively:


Overview of the data harmonisation practices of cross-national social surveys, through case studies of the European Social Survey and the Australian Social Survey International – European Social Survey. We compare the practices between the organisations responsible for the data management of ESS and AUSSI-ESS.


Outline of current practices guiding online digital image sharing by institutions charged with providing care and access to cultural memory, in order to identify how these practices may be adapted to promote and support the FAIR principles for data sharing.


Beth Knazook, DRI (Cultural Heritage, WP13)

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New data model: Exploring eDNA data

 8 June 2023

15:00 – 17:00 CEST

Join us for an informative and engaging community webinar as we explore the latest updates and developments in eDNA and GBIF’s new data model. The agenda includes expert speakers sharing their insights and experiences with eDNA data publishing and a discussion and community engagement session as we explore how eDNA data publishing could look in the future.

Mélianie Raymond, community and capacity manager at the GBIF Secretariat, will moderate the session as attendees learn about the current practice for publishing eDNA data and participate in discussions on ideas for future publishing tools and processes

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WorldFAIR Project: opening session to the WorldFAIR webinar series, 26 May 2023

About the WorldFAIR webinar series

The WorldFAIR Project is launching a webinar series discussing all published and upcoming project outputs. A full list of confirmed webinars is available here.

The webinars will run from May 2023 to May 2024. They are free to attend. Each webinar will present a number of deliverables clustered thematically, and will provide an opportunity for attendees to address the authors and ask questions.

Opening session: The WorldFAIR Project within the European and International Landscape

26 May 2023, 13:00 – 14:00 UTC

The WorldFAIR project is a unique intitiative funded by the European Commision encompassing a wide range of international partners and initiatives. This webinar organised by the Communications team will present the project and the upcoming webinar schedule. Our speakers will address how other current initiatives such as EOSC Future and RDA TIGER can complement and support its activities, and present the project’s positioning within the European Commission’s international strategy as well as within the global data landscape.

Speakers include Simon Hodson (CODATA, WorldFAIR Project Coordinator), Hilary Hanahoe (RDA Secretary General), Javier López Albacete (Policy Officer, EC), and Ari Asmi (Director, RDA Association AISBL).

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Introducing the WorldFAIR Cultural Heritage Image Sharing Working Group

This week the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) will publish the second deliverable for the Horizon Europe funded WorldFAIR Project Work Package 13, D13.2 Cultural Heritage Image Sharing Recommendations Report

The report looks at previous efforts by the cultural heritage sector towards FAIR alignment and presents 5 recommendations broadly applicable to the work of Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (or ‘GLAMs’) to further help in achieving this goal. The recommendations are ultimately a roadmap for the DRI to follow in improving repository services over the next year of the WorldFAIR Project, as well as a call for continued dialogue around ‘what is FAIR?’ within the cultural heritage research data landscape.

WG Activities

The DRI has been very fortunate to have an expert panel of contributors thinking about the issues underlying potential approaches to better FAIR alignment for the GLAMs. Over a period of 5 months, the WG met to refine our thoughts, starting at a high level with What is an image? and What do we mean by image data? We asked how GLAMs communicate complex information about:

  • Accessibility of original objects (meaning of original?)
  • Local fields in metadata
  • Language/linguistic barriers
  • Recognition of community rights/ownership of data
  • Surfacing administrative and preservation metadata
  • Distinction between data and metadata
  • Vocabularies vs. PIDs

and more?

The WG reviewed WP13’s first deliverable D13.1 Cultural Heritage Mapping Report: Practices and policies supporting Cultural Heritage image sharing platforms and, shortly thereafter, began considering responses to a number of themes that came out of that report: Transparency, Mutability, Technology, Rights and Costs (see the mind map image below).The recommendations produced for the report address specific issues that arose from those thematic discussions, further refined in our final WG meetings and editing in-document. 

WP13’s Recommendations Report work would not have been possible without the valuable contributions of our expert Working Group. Our sincere thanks to all the members for giving their time and goodwill to this project!

Members of the WG

Anita Cooper Assistant LibrarianRoyal Irish Academy
Antje Schmidt Head of Digital StrategyMuseum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
Claudio Cortese Product Manager & Analyst / PhD in Archaeology4Science SpA
Dana Reijerkerk Knowledge Management & Digital Assets LibrarianStony Brook University
Eileen Manchester Innovation SpecialistDigital Innovation Division (LC Labs), Library of Congress
Esther Olembe Senior Lecturer/Director of National Archives of CameroonUniversity of Yaounde II-SOA/National Archives
Gina O’Kelly Executive DirectorIrish Museums Association (IMA)
Glen Robson