FAIR software tools

In this talk, I will discuss the importance of the FAIR principles for the software tools we use to process data. Ranging from small analysis scripts to full fledged data processing pipelines, software needs to be FAIR to enable other researchers to reproduce our own experiments and reuse our software. However software and data are fundamentally different – software is executable in nature and may have intricate dependencies. FAIR principles apply differently to software than they do to data and we must be aware of these differences. Existing initiatives such as the RDA FAIR for Research Software (FAIR4RS) working group (​) and​ are already focused on addressing these differences and raising awareness of the importance of FAIR for software.

The “How FAIR are you” webinar series and hackathon aim at increasing and facilitating the uptake of FAIR approaches into software, training materials and cohort data, to facilitate responsible and ethical data and resource sharing and implementation of federated applications for data analysis.

The CINECA webinar series aims to discuss ways to address common challenges and share best practices in the field of cohort data analysis, as well as distribute CINECA project results. All CINECA webinars include an audience Q&A session during which attendees can ask questions and make suggestions. Please note that all webinars are recorded and available for posterior viewing.

This webinar took place on 24th February 2021 and is part of the CINECA webinar series. It is best viewed in full screen mode using Google Chrome.

Licence: Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 4.0 International

Keywords: FAIR, software tools, Software

Resource type: Video

Authors: Carlos Martinez Ortiz, Marta Lloret Llinares

Scientific topics: Software engineering

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