FAIR4RS - FAIR principles for research software outcomes and governance

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25 Feb 2022
Group(s) submitting the application: 
Meeting objectives: 

The FAIR4RS WG will present its final outcomes:

  1. The  FAIR principles for research software (v 1.0).

  2. Outlining the adoption guidelines

  3. Presentation of the governance arrangements.

Meeting agenda: 

Collaborative session notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xuBYBBDnpVBd9UcxNgtYfSZ7MB6EXYL763At...


The agenda will be roughly as follow:

  • Short introduction to the group - 5 minutes

  • Description of the community review process - 10 minutes

  • Presentation of the final FAIR principles for research software in depth - 30 minutes

  • Adoption guidelines and stories (subgroup 5 and 6 report) - 10 minutes

  • Governance arrangements (subgroup 7 report)  - 5 minutes

  • Conclusion and next steps for FAIR4RS - 20 minutes

Target Audience: 

Anyone interested in the progress and outcomes of this group is invited to attend. This work will be of value to software project owners, researchers, users of research software, research software engineers, software developers who publish their software, software catalog maintainers, repository managers, software preservation and archival experts, policymakers who are responsible for defining digital policies, and organisations that create, fund, modify, manage, share, protect, and/or preserve research software.

We would also like to invite members of RDA groups whose interests overlap with this group: CURE FAIR WG, Software Source Code IG, Software Source Code Identification WG, FAIR Data Maturity Model, Research Metadata Schemas WG, FAIR data maturity model, Go FAIR IG, Exposing Data Management Plans WG, Active Data Management Plans IG, Research Funders and Stakeholders on Open Research Data Management Policies and Practices IG, and Global Open Research Commons IG, the Digital objects Interest Group, and the FAIR4VRs.

Group chair serving as contact person: 
Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

Software has become essential for research. To improve the findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reuse of research software, it is desirable to develop and apply a set of FAIR Principles for Research Software. FAIR4RS WG is a coordination group to leverage existing community-led discussions on how to define and effectively apply FAIR principles for research software,and how to achieve adoption of these principles. Application of the FAIR principles to software will continue to advance the aims of the open science movement and support research innovation. The FAIR For Research Software Working Group (FAIR4RS WG) is 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. The group has completed the objectives listed in the WG Case Statement after the planned period of 18 months.

Short Group Status: 

The FAIR4RS WG has completed its work on its outputs. The mainformal RDA output, i.e., reviewed and endorsed by the community via open consultation, is the  definition of FAIR for research software. Details of the FAIR4RS WG structure and community engagement are available in The FAIR4RS team: Working together to make research software FAIR. Adoption guidelines and governance arrangements are also outcomes produced by the FAIR4RS Working Group. The RDA Software Source Code Interest Group will become the maintenance home of the FAIR Principles for Research Software once the FAIR4RS WG ends.

Type of Meeting: 
Informative meeting
Avoid conflict with the following group (1): 
Avoid conflict with the following group (2): 
Meeting presenters: 
Morane Gruenpeter, Tom Honeyman, Dan S. Katz, Neil Chue Hong, Paula Andrea Martinez, Fotis Psomopoulos and subgroups leads