Implementing FAIR Workflows Project

“Implementing FAIR Workflows: A proof of concept study in the field of consciousness is a 3-year, multi-partner project funded by the TWCF, aimed at building and implementing an exemplar FAIR and Open research workflow based on the reality of an entire research lifecycle. The project will produce a practical and easy to use guide for other scientists to improve the FAIRness of their own research.

Project motivation

Papers only tell a small fraction of the story, hard to comprehensively evaluate a research study based on papers alone.
The complex experimental protocols and data in the field of neuroscience aggravate the reproducibility problems.
Open and FAIR research increase reproducibility and reuse, infrastructure and tools are available but adoption fragmented.
To motivate open practice adoption and FAIR compliance, researchers need concrete examples of FAIR workflows that are easy to implement.

Project objectives

To create an end-to-end FAIR workflow specification.
To enable uptake through adoption and dissemination plans with best practices.
To implement credit tracing and evaluation support for the researchers through the PID graph based on citation and reuse data.
To attest the scientific rigor of the research study.
To enhance discoverability and reuse of the research outputs….”

Research Assessment Policy | Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc.

“Research Assessment Policy (With effect from 2021)

We do not use journal-based metrics, such as Journal Impact Factors, as a surrogate measure of the quality of individual research articles, to assess an individual scientist’s contributions or in funding decisions.
For the purposes of research assessment, we consider the value and impact of all research outputs (including datasets and software) and a broad range of impact measures.
We make explicit the criteria used in evaluating the scientific productivity of grant applicants and we expect applicants, grantees, and reviewers to respond to these criteria accordingly.
We expect Grantees that are research institutions to have a:

statement of commitment to implementing the DORA principles on their website – this should be prominent and accessible
plan for implementing the DORA principles, or a clear process in place for developing a plan (with a specified delivery date) 
process in place for monitoring and reporting on progress….”

Open Research Funders Group

“The Open Research Funders Group (ORFG) is a partnership of funding organizations committed to the open sharing of research outputs. This will benefit society by accelerating the pace of discovery, reducing information-sharing gaps, encouraging innovation, and promoting reproducibility. The ORFG will speak in an amplified voice, and engage a range of stakeholders to develop actionable principles and policies that enable sharing and collaboration across the global research enterprise….The Open Research Funders Group (ORFG) has its genesis in an October, 2015, meeting convened by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).  This forum of open access stakeholders included representatives from more than 50 organizations.  It offered a unique opportunity for participants to share experiences, concerns, strategies, and questions regarding open access and open data….The Open Research Funders Group (ORFG) will confer regularly to develop actionable principles and programs that can be used by research funders to accelerate access to research and underlying data….”

The inaugural membmers are the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, American Heart Association, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, John Templeton Foundation, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, and the Robert Woods Johnson Foundations.

Prominent Funding Organizations Team Up to Launch Open Research Funders Group

“Eight highly-visible organizations today announced the launch of the Open Research Funders Group, a partnership designed to increase access to research outputs. With nearly $5 billion in combined annual grants conferred, these organizations are committed to using their positions to foster more open sharing of research articles and data.  This openness, the members believe, will accelerate the pace of discovery, reduce information-sharing gaps, encourage innovation, and promote reproducibility.

Inaugural members of the Open Research Funders Group (ORFG) include the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the American Heart Association, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the John Templeton Foundation, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation….”