RORI Funders consortium selects BMIR for FAIRware project

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26 May 2021

RORI Funders consortium selects BMIR for FAIRware project

  • By Bert Meerman

Read about a very interesting development in the world of research funders. 

RORI selects BMIR (Biomedical Informatics Research) to lead FAIRware in order to promote open research outputs. 

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The RoRI  consortium now includes 21 partners, drawn from 13 countries or regions. The consortium are responsible for the co-design and delivery of the RoRI programme.
The WELLCOME TRUST ( UK) ,  the University of LEIDEN, the University of SHEFFIELD and Digital Science are among the founding members of RORI.  

See the list of partners below:

  • African Academy of Sciences (AAS)
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI)
  • DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance
  • Digital Science*
  • European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
  • Fondazione Telethon
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
  • Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR)
  • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
  • Novo Nordisk Fonden
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN)
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • University of Leiden*
  • University of Sheffield*
  • Volkswagen Foundation
  • Wellcome Trust*

A modest, but necessary role was played by GFF as one can read in the following text block :

Stanford’s approach focuses on helping researchers ensure that the datasets they produce are FAIR at the point of creation and will feature extensive consultation with researchers via a series of ‘Metadata for Machines’ workshops. The M4M workshops are an innovation of the GO FAIR Foundation and allow for quick generation of metadata templates for the description of datasets and other outputs within a given research discipline. The FAIRware tool will use these templates to provide researchers with actionable, real-time advice on how they can structure their datasets to maximise re-use at the point of creation. The project will benefit from input from expert groups within the FAIR research ecosystem including the GO FAIR Foundation, the European Commission’s FAIRsFAIR project, and the team based at Oxford University, as well as RoRI’s extensive network of research funders and their grantees.


Posted by Bert Meerman from GFF, in his capacity as task-leader of EOSC Secretariat Work-Packages 3.4 .and 7.2. 

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