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March 18, 2021

Gov4Nano Conducting “Data Sharing and FAIR Data Use Survey”

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

Gov4Nano is a Horizon 2020 project that aims to design an effective risk governance process for nanotechnologies, including improving the availability of nano-relevant data.  To meet its aims, Gov4Nano is conducting a “Data Sharing and FAIR Data Use Survey” to obtain views and opinions from data users and producers on data availability and sharing and how these can be improved.  Gov4Nano seeks to determine how barriers to data availability can be lowered and incentives for data sharing can be raised.  According to Gov4Nano, the questionnaire will take five to ten minutes.  Gov4Nano states that the information provided will contribute to improvements in the availability and sharing of nanomaterial environmental, health, and safety (nanoEHS) data to the user community.  Gov4Nano “want[s] to hear from all data users and producers, whatever your role.”

The questionnaire can be answered anonymously.  Gov4Nano states that it will hold all individual responses “confidentially and securely, for use only by the Gov4Nano project.”  Interested respondents can opt to provide a contact e-mail to obtain further information on Gov4Nano’s ongoing work on data management and its implementation.