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FAIR principles for research software (FAIR4RS) and next steps to support their adoption

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    Michelle Barker

    Collaborative session notes:
    This meeting will focus on two main areas:

    Presentation of the final FAIR principles for research software. Examples of implementation plans by early adopters will also be provided.


    Outlining upcoming work on use cases and adoption guidelines. This is likely to include work to:


    Identify existing FAIR research software guidelines and tools that could be leveraged and identify gaps

    Work with creators of existing guidelines to extend their reach to include more of the FAIR4RS principles

    Bring together community members involved in guidelines development to maximize standardisation and enable knowledge transfer

    Facilitate development of additional guidelines where needed

    Identify use cases at different levels, e.g., national, disciplinary, funder and specific software

    Trial guidelines with use cases and evaluate success

    These activities will engage different stakeholders, including those that will: 

    Endorse and promote the guidelines 

    Use the guidelines 

    Provide training on the guidelines 

    Additional links to informative material
    FAIR Principles for Research Software (FAIR4RS Principles) – this draft of the FAIR4RS first output was open for community review across the communities of the Research Software Alliance (ReSA), Research Data Alliance (RDA) and FORCE11 in June-July 2021.
    The FAIR4RS team: Working together to make research software FAIR” – details about the structure and community engagement of this Working Group.

    Applicable Pathways
    The FAIR Agenda

    Avoid conflict with the following group (1)
    Software Source Code IG

    Avoid conflict with the following group (3)

    Contact for group (email)

    Group chair serving as contact person
    Michelle Barker

    Meeting objectives
    FAIR4RS WG will present its first output, the FAIR Principles for Research Software, and will discuss next steps. Wide-scale community engagement continues to be critical to this work, and this session will include information on different ways to engage with this work.

    Please indicate the breakout slot (s) that would suit your meeting
    Breakout 2, Breakout 5, Breakout 17, Breakout 20, Breakout 23

    Please select breakout slot (s) for your (optional) second live session.
    Breakout 1, Breakout 3, Breakout 6, Breakout 16, Breakout 22

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