FAIRsharing Educational Material

FAIRsharing is a web-based, searchable portal of three interlinked registries, containing both in-house and crowdsourced manually curated descriptions of standards, databases and data policies, combined with an integrated view across all three types of resource. By registering your resource on FAIRsharing, you not only gain credit for your work, but you increase its visibility outside of your direct domain, so reducing the potential for unnecessary reinvention and proliferation of standards and databases.

We have designed an initial set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for you to learn:

The Basics of Standards: what are they and why you should care; how you can contribute to an existing effort or start a new one; what are the FAIR principles; how does the community work together to generate and maintain standards, and what is their typical life cycle.
How FAIRsharing Helps You: to register your standard, database or policy with us, use the content and functionality we offer to meet your needs, reach out to the communities and portals we work with.
How to Use the FAIRsharing Portal: search and navigate through our interlinked content; help your decision-making process through our life cycle and adoption indicators; recommend resources, grouped by domain, species or organization; add/edit a resource's record.

Keywords: Databases, Standards, Data Policies, FAIR

Resource type: Metadata Registry

Target audience: Researchers, data managers, data stewards, Policy makers, database managers, biocurators, standard developers

Difficulty level: Beginner

Licence: Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0

Authors: Peter McQuilton, Susanna-Assunta Sansone

External resources:
FAIRsharing Educational Material https://tess.elixir-europe.org/materials/fairsharing-educational-material Whether you are a researcher, standard/database developer, funder, journal editor, librarian or data manager, FAIRsharing can help you understand which standards are mature and appropriate to your use case. By mapping the relationships between standards and the databases that implement them, or the policies that recommend them, FAIRsharing enables you to make an informed decision as to which standard or database to use or endorse. In this training, educational material, we describe the FAIRsharing resource and explain how you can use it to find the appropriate resource for your work. Databases, Standards, Data Policies, FAIR Researchers data managers data stewards Policy makers database managers biocurators standard developers