All change please!

FAIRsharing, as a reflection of the data and standards community has been constantly evolving and adapting to provide the most accurate and appropriate information on models and formats, terminologies, reporting guidelines, identifier schema and FAIR metrics, linking them to comprehensive records on repositories and knowledgebases and to the journal and funder data policies that endorse their use.

Part of that evolution has been the refining and refreshing of our advisory board. This year is no exception. We’re delighted to announce our new Advisory Board members and structure.

Executive Board (EB)

David Carr – The Wellcome Trust and Wellcome Open Research, UK

Chris Graf – Wiley, UK

Robert Hanisch – Director of the Office of Data and Informatics, National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST), USA

Marta Teperek – Data Stewardship Coordinator, TU Delft, The Netherlands

Varsha Khodiyar – Springer Nature, UK

Stakeholder Board (SB)

  • Michael Ball, The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK
  • Theo Bloom, British Medical Journal (BMJ), UK
  • Matthew Cannon, Taylor and Francis, UK
  • Wei-Mun Chan, eLife, UK
  • Geraldine Clement-Stoneham, Head of Knowledge Management and Scholarly Communication, Medical Research Council, UK
  • Helena Cousijn, Datacite, The Netherlands
  • Scott Edmunds, GigaScience, BGI, China
  • Dominic Fripp, JISC, UK
  • Emma Ganley, Director of Strategic Initiatives,, UK
  • Simon Hodson, CODATA, France
  • Iain Hrynaszkiewicz, PLOS, UK
    Mike Huerta, Coordinator of Data & and Open Science Initiative, Associate Director for Programme Development at the NIH National Library of Medicine, USA
  • Amye Kenall, VP of Publishing and Product, Research Square, UK
  • Adam Leary, Oxford University Press, UK
  • Thomas Lemberger, EMBO Press, UK
  • Luiz Olavo Bonino, GO-FAIR, The Netherlands
  • Kiera McNiece, Cambridge University Press, UK
  • Dagmar Meyer, European Research Council (ERC), Executive Agency, Belgium
  • Hollydawn Murray Head of Data Publishing, F1000, UK
  • Marina Soares E Silva, Elsevier, The Netherlands
  • Imma Subirats, Information Management Officer, FAO of the United Nations, Italy

How can you help?

We are always happy to receive feedback and are keen to work with the community to improve all aspects of FAIRsharing. We ask our advisory boards for advice and feedback on our strategy and development, and we also need your feedback to help us achieve that. This year, we’re completely redeveloping FAIRsharing from the bottom up (and we’ll be posting more about this soon), refactoring our code, updating our data model and recurating much of our data. As we progress, we’ll be releasing a beta version for testing and we are keen to have your input. Check out this blog over the coming months to follow our progress and look out for the opportunity to test our new site.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or queries about FAIRsharing, don’t hesitate to contact us via or on twitter at fairsharing_org.