Springer Nature adopted FAIRsharing Registry and Recommendations: Interlinking Standards, Databases and Data Policies
We know that formally archived research data are more likely to remain accessible for future use and that data being made available alongside the scholarly literature is a key component for research reproducibility. We also know that researchers often do not know which repository to choose for their data. At Springer Nature we want to provide authors with relevant information about the repositories we work with, so that they can make an informed decision about where to archive and store their data. We were one of the early adopters of The FAIRsharing Registry and Recommendations: Interlinking Standards, Databases and Data Policies.
Having the RDA as a forum for developing these kinds of outputs is very helpful, as the RDA brings together a diverse set of data professionals from multiple stakeholder groups. This means that the RDA forum tends to produce widely-accepted community generated outputs which can significantly advance research data sharing. Varsha Khodiyar (Data Curation Manager Springer)
The FAIRsharing Registry and Recommendations: Interlinking Standards, Databases and Data Policies assists us in providing guidance to the research community to find the most appropriate repository for their needs. We chose to include links to FAIRsharing from our list of recommended repositories to provide our authors with links to further high- quality curated and high-level information about each repository.