FAIR Service Architecture

The ELIXIR Interoperability Platform (EIP) has been established to deal with the challenge of delivering FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data: to make available the services needed to make data FAIR, to work with FAIR data and to enable its actual reuse.

The FAIR Service Architecture Task (EIP Task 1) workplan proposes a solution that answers to the challenge that spans the different levels of complexity and variety of life science data types; across the datasets, data catalogues, data tools and services; across the multitude of biological disciplines and organisational boundaries and, at the European Open Science Cloud level, across disciplines and to support e-Infrastructure services. The adoption of standards, services and stewardship best practice by data providers will provide scientists with the tools they need to do research efficiently.

Aim: To maximise value and benefit by integrating data from disparate resources across disciplines and borders by developing the FAIR service infrastructure that incorporates tools that are fit-for-purpose.

The Interoperability Platform aims to provide Services, Standards and Expertise in order to maximise the value and benefit by integrating data from disparate resources across disciplines and borders, and align with activities in other platforms. We work with the extended ELIXIR community to deliver a sustainable portfolio of FAIR Recommended Interoperability Resources (RIRs) including those embedded within national data management practices and Node service delivery plans (SDPs), and to provide the infrastructure that will aid the discovery, exploration, interoperability and reuse of scientific data.


1 June 2019 to 31 December 2021

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