A global pandemic like COVID-19 would have been suppressed much faster if research data were FAIR. Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable.
But what is FAIR data and how do we create FAIR data?
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ZonMw and FAIR data
ZonMw’s policy, procedures, practical guidance, and initiatives are aimed at the creation of reusable data and reuse of existing data.
ZonMw’s approach is guided by the FAIR principles to obtain data that are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. Overall, the FAIR principles help to enhance the quality of research projects, and to accelerate innovation in health and health care.
ZonMw’s activities stand on two closely related pillars:
- practical guidelines for Data management and stewardship in research projects, and how they relate to ZonMw’s policy, requirements and procedures;
- development and implementation of new FAIRification approaches, leading to data that comply with the FAIR principles, become machine readable, and are captured by making use of standards and technologies (etc) that are preferred within a specific research community.
The activities are part of ZonMw’s policy on Open Science. The international transition to open science is crucial to accomplish the right conditions for creating reusable data, and data reuse: FAIR data stewardship, recognition and reward, open access publications, and citizen science.
We facilitate that researchers have knowledge and instruments for FAIR data and data management. Our webpages are in English because Dutch researchers also work abroad and foreign researchers work on Dutch research projects.