In preparation for the launch of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), several initiatives and projects have been funded to contribute to the implementation phases and to address several aspects of the EOSC, such as governance, design of services, rules of participation, etc.
FAIR data is a crucial element of EOSC and recommendations for the implementation of FAIR data principles have been recently published. However, clear policies are still needed for the management (storage, processing, access, sharing and reuse) of sensitive data, in particular health and personal data.
The objective of the workshop was to bring together the main ongoing projects tackling FAIR data and data protection issues to have an overview of their respective objectives and achievements, and to identify potential gaps and synergies to outline a common strategy for the development of guidance and services to handle sensitive research data.
Representatives were present from EOSC-Hub, EOSC-Life, FAIR4HEALTH, FAIRPlus, FAIRsFAIR, and GoFAIR, as well as other EOSC-Life project partners.