FAIRification and Trustification of Data, Repositories, and Software produced by Scientific Collection holders to comply with EOSC principles and outlines.

  • Coordination, planning, organization of workshops
  • Key points of investigation: domain, quantification, object types, policies, available technical infrastructure
  • 1 per domain (botany, geology, palaeontology, prehistoric, zoology), object type, institution, technology, incl. long term preservation strategies
    • It is envisioned to establish FAIR data production, processing, and align existing digitization workflows and their output to comply with EOSC goals
  • Capacity building; workshops on Open Science, Open Data, Linked data, Data curation (as opposed to physical curation) 
  • Publishing reports, presenting in symposia and conferences, liaising nationally and internationally (e.g., FAIR Data Austria, RDA IG, EOSC Association, ISO, ICOM, TDWG, Dublin Core Initiative, Europeana)


Coordinator: Heimo Rainer (NHMW)

Members: Claudia Feigl (University of Vienna), Raman Ganguly (University of Vienna), Doron Goldfarb (TU Wien)


First official workshop in the second half of October 2021 after the inaugural General Assembly. By the end of 2021, a report on the Austrian collection landscape will be published and provide the basis of an Austrian registry of collections. The results will be integrated in parallel in the online Research infrastructure database of the BMBWF. Building on the registry, a detailed report on institutional capacity, skill sets, and technical readiness to comply with requirements of EOSC and is anticipated that the processes in the WG will be evaluated after two years.