FAIR4RS community updates

05 Aug 2021

Dear Group members,


"A reflection and a few resources to share". 


A simple online search (in your preferred Search Engine) for "FAIR software" will most likely yield results that lead new interested people to this group https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/fair-4-research-software-fair4rs-wg, listed among other resources from various members of this community.


This is great!

To provide more background to the people who might have recently arrived and more generally to all of you. You are all invited to read these two short overviews:



  • Katz, Daniel S., Barker, Michelle, Chue Hong, Neil P., Castro, Leyla Jael, & Martinez, Paula Andrea. (2021, June 28). The FAIR4RS team: Working together to make research software FAIR. 2021 Collegeville Workshop on Scientific Software - Software Teams (Collegeville2021). https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5037157
  • Woodley, Lou, Pratt, Katie, Kobilka, Sara, & Martinez, Paula Andrea. (2021). CSCCE Community Profile: The FAIR for Research Software (FAIR4RS) Working Group. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5019939


We are part of an exciting moment towards research software availability, citation, interconnected and collaborative projects that contribute to transparent and reproducible science. The FAIR Principles to research software are one step towards that goal. 


The latest outcome of this community is an accomplishment for us and the public.

Hong, N. P. C., Katz, D. S., Barker, M., Lamprecht, A.-L., Martinez, C., Psomopoulos, F. E., Harrow, J., Castro, L. J., Gruenpeter, M., Martinez, P. A., & Honeyman, T. (2021). FAIR Principles for Research Software (FAIR4RS Principles). Research Data Alliance. https://doi.org/10.15497/RDA00065.

We are iteratively working to complement the output with the new comments. We welcome your continued input in the road ahead to collect examples, use cases and develop governance and implementation guidelines. More information coming soon.


Providing you with clear updates and contribution modes is even more essential to us with a larger community, so your input in this regard is appreciated.


with kind regards,

Paula Andrea Martinez

Co-chair of the FAIR4RS WG