status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Michelle Barker, Paula Andrea Martinez, Leyla Garcia, Daniel S. Katz, Neil Chue Hong, Jennifer Harrow, Fotis Psomopoulos, Carlos Martinez-Ortiz, Morane Gruenpeter

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison: Bridget Walker


News:

The FAIR Principles for Research Software version 1.0. (FAIR4RS Principles v1.0) are now undergoing its last community review before becoming and RDA Recommendation. You can add comments in the link below before April 21st.

Citation and download: Chue Hong, N. P., 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., et al. (2022). FAIR Principles for Research Software version 1.0. (FAIR4RS Principles v1.0). Research Data Alliance. DOI: https://doi.org/10.15497/RDA00068


How to get involved with this working Group?

All this information is detailed on the community engagement channels page

 


Webinar - FAIR Principles for Research Software (FAIR4RS WG) - 23 September 2021

 

One of the major challenges of data-driven research is to facilitate knowledge discovery by assisting humans and machines in their discovery of, access to, integration and analysis of data and their associated research objects, e.g., algorithms, software, and workflows. To address this, an initial effort to define a "DATA FAIRPORT" [1] began in 2014 at the Lorentz workshop and transitioned into developing a set of FAIR data Guiding Principles in 2016. The details of the FAIR data principles [2] strongly contribute to addressing this challenge with regard to research data, and the principles, at a high level, are intended to apply to all research objects; both those used in research and that form the outputs of research. Here we focus on the adaptation and adoption of the FAIR principles for the case of research software.

 

Software has become essential for research. To improve the findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reuse of research software [3] , it is desirable to develop and apply a set of  FAIR Guiding Principles for software. Many of the high-level FAIR data principles can be directly applied to research software by treating software and data as similar digital research objects. However, specific characteristics of software — such as its executability, composite nature, and continuous evolution and versioning — make it necessary to revise and extend the original data principles.

 

Application of the FAIR principles to software will continue to advance the aims of the open science movement. The FAIR For Research Software Working Group (FAIR4RS WG) will be jointly convened as an RDA Working Group, FORCE11 Working Group, and Research Software Alliance (ReSA) Taskforce, in recognition of the importance of this work for the advancement of the research sector. FAIR4RS WG will enable coordination of a range of existing community-led discussions on how to define and effectively apply FAIR principles to research software, to achieve adoption of these principles.

 

The working group will deliver:

  • A document developed with community support defining FAIR principles for research software
  • A document providing guidelines on how to apply the FAIR principles for research software (based on existing frameworks)
  • A document summarising the definition of the FAIR principles for research software, implementation guidelines and adoption examples.

Current and upcoming activities:

  • Our first recommendation outcome is currently under review.

  • Three new subgroups focused on adoption will run from September - December 2021
  • Finalizing Working Group Outputs from January- March 2022

Past subgroup activities from 2020-2021

  1. 1 See also DTL, 2014; and Kok, 2014.
  2. 2 See also Wilkinson et al., 2016.
  3. 3 For further information refer to Clément-Fontaine et al., 2019.

The time and work of co-chairs MB and PAM is partially supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant G-2021-14116 and Wellcome Trust grant 222436/Z/21/Z. NCH’s time is supported by the UKRI research councils through grant EP/S021779/1.

Posts

09
May
2022

reminder of Open FAIR4RS monthly call - May 2022

by Daniel S. Katz

Dear all, This is a gentle reminder that our monthly call is on Monday May 9 at 20:00 UTC. (today, sorry for the late reminder). For more information: https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/fair-research-software-fair4rs-wg/even... Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82803836201?pwd=bC85RkQ2Q24wOVEybFVGeVdKaVl0UT09 Meeting ID: 828 0383 6201 Passcode: 471074
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22
April
2022

E-Seminar Series on ELNs and LIMS - Research Data Management in Engineering

by Gretchen Greene

Dear All,   We welcome you to register and participate in a new E-Seminar series hosted by the RDA RDMInEng IG which will focus on Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs)  and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)  for the Engineering Sciences. The first of our series begins in a couple weeks!
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14
April
2022

RDA Plenary 19 Draft Programme Now Available

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Group Chairs, The RDA 19th Plenary draft programme is now available: https://www.rd-alliance.org/rdas-19th-plenary-programme-0. Please note that the Plenary programme is a part of the International Data Week programme that can be accessed at https://www.rd-alliance.org/international-data-week-2022-programme.
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08
April
2022

[fair4rs] Open monthly call - April 2022

by Morane Gruenpeter

Dear all, This is a gentle reminder that our monthly call is on Monday April 11 at 20:00 UTC. For more information: https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/fair-research-software-fair4rs-wg/even... Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82803836201?pwd=bC85RkQ2Q24wOVEybFVGeVdKaVl0UT09
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25
March
2022

RDA Plenary 19 as a part of IDW 2022 - Notification of Acceptance

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Chairs of the FAIR for Research Software (FAIR4RS) WG, Congratulations! Your RDA Plenary 19 (P19) session application titled FAIR4RS - FAIR principles for research software outcomes and governance has been approved. Please consider this your official notification of acceptance. We have some feedback and requests for you to take into consideration while preparing your session:
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23
March
2022

May be of interest: Webinar on “Research Software and Reproducibility”

by Carlos Martinez-Ortiz

Dear all, RDA-DK and RDA-SE would like to invite you to our last webinar in our series about FAIR research software. This time the topic is “Research Software and Reproducibility”. The webinar will be held on the 08.04.2022, 14.30-16.00 CET (see the event in your timezone)
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23
March
2022

FAIR4RS Principles v1.0 https://doi.org/10.15497/RDA00068

by Paula Andrea Martinez

Dear group members,   The FAIR4RS writing group presents to you the FAIR4RS Principles v1.0 Citation and download: Chue Hong, N. P., 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., et al. (2022). FAIR Principles for Research Software version 1.0. (FAIR4RS Principles v1.0). Research Data Alliance. DOI: https://doi.org/10.15497/RDA00068
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21
March
2022

FAIR4RS: Adoption support

by Carlos Martinez-Ortiz

Dear all, Over the last few months, subgroup 6 (adoption support, https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/fair-research-software-fair4rs-wg/post...) worked on identifying early adopting organisations of the FAIR4RS principles. Subgroup 6 collected a list of adoption efforts from there organisations. The final report from subgroup 6 can be found here: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6258365
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17
March
2022

[CfP] 3rd Workshop on Reframing Research (RefResh 2022) @ TPDL 2022

by Andrea Mannocci

Apologies for cross-posting.   ===== Call for Papers ===== 3rd Workshop on Reframing Research (RefResh 2022) at the 26th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2022), https://refresh2022.infrascience.isti.cnr.it   Date: 20th September 2022 Venue: Padua, Italy (COVID-19 updates may follow) Twitter: https://twitter.com/refreshworkshop
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