SURF – as the national collaborative ICT organisation for the Dutch education and research environment – has joined the effort to support the FAIR data principles implementation and application in the Netherlands.  The first product of this endeavor is a report of the six case studies that were conducted by Melanie Imming.  The interviewed institutions span from support services of various universities, over to research institutions, and ending with the national health care institute.

The purpose of this report is to build and share expertise on the implementation of FAIR data policy in the Netherlands. The six use cases included in this report describe developments in FAIR data, and different approaches taken, within different domains. For SURF, it is important to gain a better picture of the best way to support researchers who want to make their data FAIR.  – Melanie Imming. (2018, April 23). FAIR Data Advanced Use Cases: from principles to practice in the Netherlands (Version Final). Zenodo.

On 22nd May 2018 the report was officially launched, accompanied by a lovely workshop in the SURF venue in Utrecht.