Project Title

EAGER: The FAIR Island Project for Place-based Open Science


National Science Foundation (Grant ID: 2132549)

Duration and Start Date

36 mo., July 1, 2021


DataCite, California Digital Library, Berkeley Institute for Data Science


This exploratory project will test FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) data principles for Open Science purposes in a comprehensive manner for field station data gathering on the Pacific atoll of Tetiaroa. This project is a timely opportunity to leverage the new field station on the atoll of Tetiaroa which has close ties to U.S. institutions through the University of California, including a nearby NSF Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site, as well as international research programs.  


Matthew Buys

Matthew Buys

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Executive Director

Matthew Buys is the Executive Director of DataCite where he leads a passionate and committed team who provides the means to create, find, cite, connect, and use research globally. Matt’s work is focused on building DataCite as a sustainable global community, through efforts that support and advance community-driven practices.