Sharing Rewards and Credit (SHARC) IG


Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
Lynn Yarmey
TAB Liaison: 
Paul Uhlir
IG Established

Short presentation of Sharing Rewards and Credit (SHARC) IG

SHARC is now a recognised and endorsed interest group within RDA (Research Data Alliance).  It is seeking to unpack and improve crediting and rewarding mechanisms in the data/resources sharing process (see link to the previous Research Data Alliance BoF meeting here:

At present, seven different communities are represented in the group:

Biology and Biomedicine (7 ppl.),

Information Sciences and Technology (3 ppl.),

Geospatial data (1 ppl.),

Marine Biology (1 ppl.),

Biodiversity (4 ppl.),

Industrial Ecology (1 ppl.),

Bioethics (4 ppl.).


The issues discussed here are transversal to many academic areas and communities.

 If you are not represented, join us!

Recent Activity

22 Mar 2019

Invitation to Participate in the “Enabling FAIR Data” Survey

Dear SHARC members,
Please find below a call for for a survey of interest from the American
Geophysical Union, designed to ensure that your views enable journals
and repositories to better advance open data in science.
Best, Laurence
You are invited to participate in a survey about the increasingly open
use of data in science. This is being sent from the American Geophysical
Union along with a set of partners, including the Coalition for
Publishing Data in Earth and Space Sciences (COPDESS), Earth Science

15 Mar 2019


Dear RDA-SHARC members,
This mail to remind you that we will have our next *SHARC session at
**RDA Plenary 13  on 3rd April, 14.30-16.00. *
*Meeting Title:*
Evaluating FAIRness Practise - Need for Integrated Ecosystem of
Assessment Linked to Crediting and Rewarding Mechanisms
Remote participation will be possible. Access instructions are available
from the page meeting:

22 Feb 2019

urgent, RDA-SHARC IG poster -RDA P13

Dear all,
We have prepared a poster reporting the work of SHARC and its current
development regarding the e*xtensive FAIRness  assessment grid*. This
poster will be presented by Romain David at RDA P13. As for the previous
one, we'd like to have those of you who have been contributing  to the
background paper (still ongoing) in the authors . Could you please have
a look at it (attached), and  give your quick comments if any, we do
need this as soon as possible before *Tuesday  feb 26th* (if you do not

24 Jan 2019

Evaluating FAIRness practise: need for an integrated ecosystem of assessment linked to crediting and rewarding mechanisms - P13 Session Accepted

Dear Working/Interest Group members,

Congratulations! Your session application - Evaluating FAIRness practise: need for an integrated ecosystem of assessment linked to crediting and rewarding mechanisms - has been approved and will appear in the RDA Plenary 13 Programme. Please consider this your official notification of acceptance.

18 Dec 2018

draft- RDA P13 SHARC session proposal- your feedback

Dear RDA-SHARC members,
We have drafted a session proposal for next RDA plenary which will be in
Philadephia in April 2019. You are very welcome to give your comments /
suggestions / questions and to participate actively in a way or another.
Let us know...
We need to submit it on friday, sorry for the short deadline. If you
have any questions, please do contact us!
Link to the draft:

23 Nov 2018

Link to SHARC posters

Dear RDA-SHARC members,
Please find below a link to a googleslide that will contain
SHARC-related posters  as and when they are designed. This is meant to
help you in disseminating  or reporting your participation in Sharc
should you need it. So please help yourself and adapt it at your
convenience. If you communicate about Sharc, can you just let me know,
so that  we can have an updated file of dissemination activities as well
as an overview of the networks approached by the group...

06 Nov 2018

SHARC session at RDA P12, Gaborone, Botswana 8 nov

Dear Sharc members,
Louise Bezuidenhout and Fiona Murphy from our IG will be running the
*SHARC's session at RDA P12 in Gaborone next thursday 8 nov 9.30-11.00
(**c**entral african time, **UTC/GMT +2 hours)*. The objective is to 
address more specifically data sharing challenges within African
academic infrastructures and to  come up with concrete actions to
support resource sharing that could be implemented within African
research contexts. Notably, will be discussed: How do we incentivise

19 Oct 2018


Dear all,
Please find attached our synthesised notes from the Sharc' session that
was chaired by Fiona Murphy at ESOF 2018 this summer. The objective was
to discuss with different experts in research policy and metrics how to
give credit to scientists for sharing datasets and materials.
Nest step is RDA P12 , November 8th, Gaborone, BW. Louise Bezuidenhout
and Fiona Murphy will be chairing a session there. We'll keep you posted...
Best, Laurence