Enabling FAIR Data in the Earth & Space Sciences

The Enabling FAIR Data project, convened by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and funded by Arnold Ventures, brought together hundreds of partners from across the geoscience community to make geoscience data more findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable on a large scale. The aims of the project were ambitious: to address the challenges of finding and accessing scientific data; to accelerate scientific discovery and enhance the integrity, transparency, and reproducibility of this data. The 18-month project has been a trailblazer and there is much that the broader research community can learn and adapt. In the recent commentary in the journal Nature, the Enabling FAIR Data Steering Committee calls on the entire scientific community across all disciplines to sign onto the Enabling FAIR data commitment statement and they lay out a set of changes necessary to shift research culture more broadly.

As a proud project partner, and signatory to the commitment statement, ARDC is pleased to present this webinar with the following guest speakers:

  • Shelley Stall - Senior Director, Data Leadership, AGU
  • Lesley Wyborn - Adjunct Fellow, NCI, ANU
  • Jens Klump - Team Leader, Geoscience Analytics, CSIRO


The Enabling FAIR Data project worked over 18 months to adopt a set of principles to ensure data, software and samples connected to scholarly publications align with theFAIR data principles. More than 100 repositories, communities, societies, institutions, infrastructures, individuals and publishers in the Earth, space and environmental sciences have already signed onto the Enabling FAIR data commitment statement for handling data based on these principles.

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in making data FAIR including researchers of all disciplines, research support staff (librarians and technical staff), research data curators and managers.

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