On January 11th, 2021 the State Scientific and Technical Library of Ukraine (SSTL) in partnership with German National Library of Science(TIB) hosted a virtual workshop entitled “Findability of research information”. The workshop was the final one in the series of “FAIR research information in open infrastructure”.

The purpose of the workshop was to bring together experts from the information science domain and specialists from relative fields to identify characteristics which research information has to inherit in order to be FAIR. The questions posed at the meeting were as followed: How can findability of research information be defined? What are the criteria/requirements to realize findability? Who are the stakeholders? What might be barriers? What are the elements that need to be agreed, standardized and implemented by research communities to support FAiR research information?

Apart from that participants touched the factors which assist discoverability of research information for humans and machines, importance of persistent identifiers etc.

The session was moderated by a project manager of Open Science Lab, VIVO coordinator at Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology Christian Hauschke.

A total of 24 experts from 23 different organizations participated in the workshops and contributed to the topic of FAIR research information. The output of the workshops will be evaluated, compressed and serve as a basis for Roadmap to FAIR research Information.