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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.

Licence: Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International

Keywords: Databases, Standards, Data Policies, FAIR

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

Resource type: Metadata Registry

Authors: Peter McQuilton, Susanna-Assunta Sansone

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