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Call for contributions: Open Consultation on FAIR data in the Humanities

18 June 2019


PDF icon Flyer: Call for contributions: Open Consultation on FAIR data in the Humanities

Working with data in the humanities? Consider contributing to the ALLEA e-Humanities draft recommendations.

The ALLEA E-Humanities Working Group, chaired by RIA representative and DRI Director, Natalie Harrower, has drafted recommendations for humanities researchers working with data, and launched an open consultation at the ALLEA general assembly on 8th May 2019.

The goal is to gather broad feedback from active humanities researchers and tailor the recommendations to community needs. A link to the draft recommendations and instructions for contributing are available on the E-Humanities Working Group homepage, or can be accessed directly here

The consultation is open to all researchers and practitioners working in disciplines within the humanities, policymakers and representatives of all public and private organisations working in the field. We are particularly keen to hear from humanities researchers from and working with academies.  The consultation is open until 15th July 2019.

On FAIR data

The drive to promote and support Open Science is a global phenomenon propelled by the belief that the scientific process, and the range of outputs from that process, usually supported by public funds, should be open and transparent. Open Access to publications is one aspect of this agenda. Another is that access should be made available to the data and other research outputs that emerge from research, as outlined by the FAIR principles and the research practices they enable. The context for FAIR data and research data management is rapidly evolving, and currently coalescing around FAIR data.

About the ALLEA e-Humanities Working Group

The E-Humanities working group, composed of experts from across European academies, is committed to identifying and raising awareness for priorities and concerns of the humanities, with particular attention to current and emerging developments in digital practice. Currently, the Open Science agenda figures highly in research policy and research funder requirements, and is driving changes in research practice. To address this agenda, and facilitate the adoption of Open Science across the humanities, the working group has turned its attention to supporting humanities researchers in their research data management practices. More information at

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