status: Completed

Chair (s): Susanna-Assunta Sansone, Rebecca Lawrence, Peter McQuilton, Simon Hodson, Holly Murray, Varsha Khodiyar

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison: enquiries[at]rd-alliance.org


 

OUTPUTS FAIRsharing Logo

Completed and RDA-endorsed

  1. FAIRsharing registry - A curated, informative and educational registry of interlinked descriptions of (i) standards (to identify, report, and cite data and metadata), (ii) repositories (databases, knowledgebases), and (iii) journal publisher and funder data policies in all disciplines. FAIRsharing guides consumers to discover, select and use these resources with confidence, and producers to make their resources more visible, widely adopoted and cited.
  2. Recommendations - A two pages summary to provide guidance to users and producers of standards and repositories, describing how they can best select and describe these resources, and advice to policy makers on how they can best recommend these resources in their data policies.

RELATED ACTIVITIES

To promote further adoption and drive improvement of the adopted FAIRsharing registry, the WG has a number of activities, which are requested and driven by communities and their needs, and are open and inclusive for all stakeholders. The WG community network encompasses repositories mantainers and developers, standard-developing organizations, journals and journal publishers, funders, librarians, data stewards, and other scholarly organizations and alliances. Current ongoing activities are listed below.

  1. Map repositories features across initiatives - Work with a number of stakeholders that have defined features and criteria to certify repositories, guide their selections, and define good practice for repositories to evaluate and improve their operations. The objective is to map the landscape on these initiatives, and identify a common set of repository metadata features all stakeholders want to see implemented the FAIRsharing registry.
  2. Align data policy from funders and publishers - Work with the RDA Research Funders and Stakeholders on Open Research and Data Management and Practices IG, and the Data Policy Standardization and Implementation IG to examine funder-publisher policy alignment. The objective is to provide recommendation on how to improve this alignment, and to identify a common set of policy metadata features all stakeholders want to see implemented the FAIRsharing registry.

ADOPTERS

Major organizations

Here a partial list of organisations that have adopted and recommend FAIRsharing. It is pratically impossible to keep a list of all adopters and users as they encompass all stakeholders groups, such as funding agencies, scholarly publishers, standards organizations, librarians, infrastructure programmes, universities and projects, as well as researchers from academia, industry and governmental bodies.

If you want to know more about adopting or collaborating with FAIRsharing, please contact us.

 

Adoption stories

 

Selection of official reports from funders and other organizations

These reports recommend FAIRsharing for standards, repositories and data policies:


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=► Activities at next Plenary

RDA Plenary P17th, 20th-23rd April 2021, Edinburgh (virtual)

We have (co)organized two sessions, listed below, which are intented to help improve the metadata descriptors for repositories and policies in the FAIRsharing registry, through the work of existing initiatives and by listening to the needs of all stakeholders.

 


Activities at previous Plenary

RDA Plenary P16th, 9th-12nd November 2020, Costa Rica (virtual)

The FAIRsharing WG will present at the session on Thursday, 12 November (breakout 8) run by the Research Funders and Stakeholders on Open Research and Data Management Policies and Practices IG


RDA Plenary P14th, 23rd-25th October 2019, Helsinki, Finland

The FAIRsharing WG was involved in and presented at a number of RDA and pre-RDA sessions

Pre-RDA FAIRsFAIR meeting

RDA P14


RDA Plenary 12th, 5th-7th November 2018, Gaborone, Botswana

The FAIRsharing WG was involved in a number of RDA and pre-RDA sessions.

Monday 5th November

Tuesday 6th November

Wednesday 7th November

Please don't hesitate to contact us on contact@fairsharing.org if you would like to arrange to talk to us at the plenary or to invite one of our representatives to your session.


RDA Plenary 11th, 21st-23rd March 2018, Berlin, Germany

FAIRsharing was involved in a number of RDA and pre-RDA sessions:


RDA Plenary 10th, 17th-21st September 2017, Montreal, Canada

Sunday 17th September - Monday 18th September

  • Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) Pre-Plenary meeting - slides available here

Tuesday 19th September

Wednesday 20th September

Thursday 21st September


RDA Plenary 9th, 5-7th April 2017, Barcelona, Spain

Monday 3rd - Tuesday 4th April

Wednesday 5th April

Thursday 6th April


RDA Plenary 8th and IDW, 11-17th September 2016, Denver, USA

We co-organized and presented at the following sessions:


RDA pre-Plenary 8th

  • Pre-defined Recommendations: A core-set of resources (databases and/or standards) that have been selected and recommended by relevant groups or organizations. 
  • Wizard Tool (beta): The wizard guides users step-by-step through the resources captured in FAIRsharing. 
  • FAIRsharing Standards Registry Survey: We have just closed our FAIRsharing Standards Registry survey, where we have assessed your needs for a registry of data/content standards in the life, environmental and biomedical sciences. We have had over 530 responses. We're now analysing the survey and will shortly publicize an executive summary of the results, along with the raw data.

RDA Plenary 7th

Where we presented

Activities pre-plenary 7

To prioritize FAIRsharing registry's content and capabilities, in a way most appropriate to your needs, we have run a 10 questions survey and received 530 replies!

Here you can see a 3 slides update on our progresses to date.


RDA Plenary 6th

Presentations

Thank-you for your feedback at the 6th Plenary meeting in Paris. It was great to catch up with everyone and to hear about the innovative and challenging work everyone is doing. If you didn’t manage to catch us at the meeting, our slides and our leaflet are available on Slideshare, as follows:

Where we presented


RDA pre-Plenary 6th

Help us prioritize improvements to FAIRsharing's capabilities as a Standards Information Resource, in a way most appropriate to your needs. ​Take a few minutes to answer few questions, please!


RDA Plenary 5th


 RDA Plenary 4th


RDA Plenary 3rd


Posts

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June
2021

Charter for a new group on core characteristics to describe repositories

by Susanna-Assunta Sansone

Dear RDA colleagues, As a result of the FAIRsharing WG session “Repository features across initiatives” at Plenary 17 , a new group is being established to identify a common set of features/characteristics of repositories which have been defined by several initiatives and are relevant to different stakeholder communities. This will allow directory of repository and other services or lists to allow users to more easily identify the repositories that are most appropriate for their needs.
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April
2021

Primer on Funder-Publisher policy alignment session - Breakout 8, tomorrow/Thur 22

by Susanna-Assunta Sansone

Dear RDA community, The conveners of the funder-publisher policy alignment session on Thursday 22 April, are writing to share an update on our work and request your feedback on a background document we have prepared. By sharing this document in advance we want to empower the RDA community to engage with our project, either at the session or by commenting on the document by 4th May 2021. The objective of the joint session is to engage stakeholders for input into information sources for policy
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April
2021

RDA VP17 - FAIRsharing WG-related sessions

by Susanna-Assunta Sansone

Dear RDA members, Tomorrow the RDA VP17 starts! Our two scheduled sessions, listed below, are intended to help *improve the metadata descriptors for repositories and policies *in the FAIRsharing registry, through work with existing initiatives and by listening to the needs of all stakeholders. - *Breakout 1, Tuesday* 20, 10:15-11:45 UTC => FAIRsharing WG session on *repository metadata features*:
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April
2021

RDA VP17 - FAIRsharing WG-related sessions

by Peter McQuilton

Dear RDA members, RDA VP17 is almost upon us. Our two scheduled sessions, listed below, are intended to help improve *the metadata descriptors for repositories and policies* in the FAIRsharing registry, through work with existing initiatives and by listening to the needs of all stakeholders. - Breakout 1, Tuesday 20, 10:15-11:45 UTC => FAIRsharing WG session on *repository metadata features*
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March
2021
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March
2021

RDA FAIRsharing WG - request to remove text at top of group page

by Bridget Walker

Dear Susanna Your email was forwarded by Isabelle Perseil to myself and Hilary. Please note any communication to RDA Secretariat should go to ***@***.***-alliance.org - the Secretariat address you used is a closed group list. I can confirm that the text at the top of your group page explaining the previous name change can indeed be removed but this is not something Secretariat has edit access to, so I have put in a request to our platform technicians. Once it has been done I will confirm with you. Best regards
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March
2021

RDA VP17 Updates: Programme Available

by Eugenia Twomey

Dear members of the FAIRsharing Registry WG,   The programme for RDA Virtual Plenary 17 (VP17) is now available. We look forward to seeing you all virtually for over 100 sessions, including many repeat sessions on 22 and 23 April, in an effort to accommodate a wider range of time zones.  
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February
2021

RDA Virtual Plenary 17 - Notification of Acceptance

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Chairs of the Research Funders and Stakeholders on Open Research and Data Management Policies and Practices IG Congratulations! Your RDA Virtual Plenary 17 (VP17) session application titled Funder-Publisher Research Data Policy Alignment has been approved by the Technical Advisory Board (TAB). Please consider this your official notification of acceptance.
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January
2021

RDA VP17 Session proposal submission

by Alexandra Delipalta

Dear Research Funders and Stakeholders on Open Research and Data Management Policies and Practices IG, Data policy standardisation and implementation IG, and FAIRsharing Registry WG: connecting (meta)data standards, repositories and policies members,   Thank you for your joint session proposal for Virtual Plenary 17 titled ‘Funder-Publisher Research Data Policy Alignment’. A review of all submitted proposals is now underway by the RDA Technical Advisory Board, with notifications of acceptance planned to be sent by 26 February.   
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January
2021

RDA VP17 Session Proposal Submission

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

  Dear FAIRsharing Registry WG: connecting (meta)data standards, repositories and policies members,   Thank you for your session proposal for Virtual Plenary 17 titled ‘Repository features across initiatives: looking for convergence’.  A review of all submitted proposals is now underway by the RDA Technical Advisory Board, with notifications of acceptance planned to be sent by 26 February.  
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