1st Open Call for support (CLOSED)

Between March and June 2023 applicants were invited to apply to the first two support actions, designed to enhance the FAIRness of data, semantic artefacts and data-related services, through our grants platform. For a brief summary of the open call and details on the first two support offers, please read this blog post.

By the June 1st deadline, we received 51 applications. Each application was evaluated by three reviewers comprised of members of the FAIR Implementation Team and volunteers from across the FAIR-IMPACT pillar workpackages and our EOSC FAIR Champions. We thank all applicants for taking the time to apply. The quality of the applications received was very high and we are delighted to announce those that have been selected to participate in the support actions which will begin in September.

Successful applicants to the FAIRness Assessment Challenge:

  • Emna Amdouni, IRT SystemX- France
  • Matteo Bregonzio, Datrix SPA
  • Arianna Caporali, French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) and Generations and Gender Programme (GGP)
  • Agneta Ghose, Department of Planning, Danish Centre for Environmental Assessment (DCEA), Aalborg University
  • Lars Kaczmirek, University of Vienna, Vienna University Library and Archive Services, AUSSDA - The Austrian Social Science Data Archive
  • Naouel Karam, Institute for Applied Informatics (InfAI), Leipzig University
  • Alexandra Kokkinaki, The British Oceanographic Data Centre, National Oceanography Centre
  • Amela Kurta, DASS-BiH, Center for Development Evaluation and Social Science Research (CREDI)
  • Didi Lamers, Radboud Data Repository at Radboud University
  • Siv K Lauvset, NORCE Norwegian Research Centre
  • Bora Lushaj, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Barbara Magagna, mabablue GmbH
  • Jakub Rusakow, Medical University of Gdansk Main Library
  • Matthias Schwarz, GeoSphere Austria
  • Kerstin Soltau, FIZ Karlsruhe - Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure
  • Magdalena Szuflita-Żurawska, Open Science Competence Center, Gdańsk University of Technology Library
  • Andrea Vianello, Eurac Research 
  • Dagmar Waltemath, Medical Informatics Laboratory, University Medicine Greifswald

Successful applicants to Enabling FAIR Signposting and RO-Crate for content/metadata discovery and consumption:

  • Panayiotis Andreou, UCLan Cyprus/ESFRI SLICES-RI
  • Dieuwertje Bloemen, LIBIS @ KU Leuven
  • Chokri Ben Romdhane; CNUDST
  • Piero Campalani, Climate and Disaster Risk group – Center for Climate Change and Transformation, Eurac Research
  • Sara El-Gebali, FAIRPoints/SciLifeLab
  • Anne Fouilloux, Simula Research Laboratory
  • Hallvard Indgjerd, Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo
  • Dragan Ivanovic, University of Novi Sad
  • Leyla Jael Castro, Knowledge Management Group, German National Library of Medicine (ZB MED) - Information Centre Life Sciences
  • Kathryn Cassidy, Digital Repository of Ireland, Royal Irish Academy
  • Matthias Löbe, Institute for Medical Informatics (IMISE), University of Leipzig representing NFDI4Health
  • Rory MacNeil, Research Space
  • Balázs Pataki, Department of Distributed Systems, Computing and Automation Research Institute (SZTAKI)
  • Óscar Sánchez Martínez, Dialnet Foundation
  • Josef Schwarz, Centre for Information Technologies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University
First open call details

Promotional webinar to showcase the support actions on offer 

27 March 2023 - Watch the recordings

Call launched and platform opened for applications

31 March 2023

Virtual clinic for potential applicants 16 May - Watch the recordings

Deadline for applications

1 June 2023

Evaluation and selection of applicants

End of June 2023

Applicants informed of decision

Beginning of July 2023

Expected start date for support actions

The start date will be September 12th with an introductory session. The exact date/time for the virtual workshops is available from each support action page. 


Two support actions

#1: FAIRness assessment challenge

More harmonised use of semantic artefacts such as ontologies, terminologies, taxonomies, thesauri, vocabularies, metadata schemas and standards is a key element to achieving a high level of FAIRness. However, it can often be difficult to find and use semantic artefacts as they themselves are not always FAIR.

This targeted support action will help a cohort of dataset providers or semantic artefact developers to self-assess and work towards maximising the level of FAIRness of their resources. Successful applicants will be supported to employ a variety of assessment tools and methods, including F-UJI, O’FAIRe and FOOPS. FAIR-IMPACT mentors will provide guidance and advice on how to interpret their scores and to improve the overall FAIRness of their resources. The duration of effort required, including attendance at mandatory virtual workshops and completing the assigned ‘homework’, will be approximately five days.

Learn more (The call is now closed)

#2: Enabling FAIR Signposting and RO-Crate for content/metadata discovery and consumption

The findability of both data and metadata is central to the FAIR principles. In this support action, FAIR-IMPACT will provide a method to increase the discoverability of the metadata and content. It will do so using a combination of two approaches; RO-Crate and Signposting. These two approaches are being used in combination as a pragmatic approach to making digital scholarly/research objects more FAIR. The duration of effort required to take part in this one will be five days of effort over a one-month period, again most likely in early autumn 2023.

Learn more (the call is now closed)


If you have any questions about the support actions and open calls please contact opencalls[at]fair-impact.eu.


1st Open Call promotional webinar

Watch the recording of the webinar organised on 27 March 2023

1st Open Call - FAIR-IMPACT’s Virtual Clinic for potential applicants to the first Open Call

Watch the recording of the webinar organised on 16 May 2023