With over 14000 individual members from 150+ countries, RDA provides a neutral space where its members can come together to develop and adopt infrastructure that promotes data-sharing and data-driven research
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.
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 ONGOING ACTIVITIES
To promote further adoption and drive improvement of the adopted FAIRsharing registry, the WG contributes to a number of activities with other RDA groups; these activities reflect the requests and needs of the community, and are open and inclusive for all stakeholders. The WG communitynetwork encompasses repositories mantainers and developers, standard-developing organizations, journals and journal publishers, funders, librarians, data stewards, and other scholarly organizations and alliances.
This activity is supported by the RDA/EOSC-Future Ambassadorship to Allyson Lister and will drawn upon the collective domain expertise within the RDA to build a network of community curators who will (1) act as advocates to promote the value of standards, databases and policies; (2) create educational material describing these resources and who FAIRsharing registry help; and (3) enrich the content of FAIRsharing, adding and enhancing the description of these resources.
Alignment of data policy from funders and publishers
This activity is a collaboration with the RDA Research Funders and Stakeholders on Open Research and Data Management and Practices IG, and the Data Policy Standardization and Implementation IG. 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.
Mapping repositories features across initiatives
This activity is a collaboration with the Data Repository Attributes WG, formed, as result of a discussion session the RDA FAIRsharing WG run at Plenary 17, where we brought together a number of stakeholders that have defined features and criteria to certify repositories, guide their selections, and define good practice. This new group will identify a common set of repository metadata features all stakeholders want to see implemented also registries, such as FAIRsharing.
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, universitiesandprojects, 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.
RDA Plenary P17th, 20th-23rd April 2021, Edinburgh (virtual)
We have (co)organized one session, 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.
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.
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: