Germany is working to create its Research data Infrastructure. Monies will be available at the end of the year and consortia can present their projects. To prepare such a consortium in the area of Life Science on October 2 a workshop was organized by ZBMed to bring the different stakeholder together and to discuss the basics of a common project. I had the chance to present the eROSA projects and its outcomes (For my presentation see http://www.johanneskeizer.com/node/8557).
The snapshot from one of the slides (see the attached file for a bigger version) shows how the thinking about Data Infrastructures for research in different areas and countries converge. The establishment of the FAIR principle has catalyzed an important development.