The acronym FAIR originates from a publication by Mark D. Wilkinson. In this publication, he describes the problem that research data should increasingly be available in machine-readable form and that the current curation of data simply cannot meet this requirement. In general, uniform standards would be conducive to the advancement of the entire body of knowledge.

One basis for achieving this goal could be the FAIR criteria:

Educational Events

The FAIRmat Organization is a proposed consortium of the german research-data infrastructur.

They work in different areas, of which one is the "Area F" regarding User Support, Training and Outreach.

Hereby FAIRmat offers Tutorials and Workshops in the field of Research Data Management.