The RDA-SHARC interest group is an interdisciplinary volunteer member-based group set up to unpack and improve crediting and rewarding mechanisms in the data/resources sharing process. The objectives are:
1/ To review the existing rewarding mechanisms and their limits in various scientific communities, and to identify key factors to improve the process and optimize the sharing of datasets and bioresources; i.e. data and physical samples (ex: tools, incentives, requirements…).
2/ To develop processes for stepwise adoption of principles and implementation measures tuned to national, local and institutional contexts.
3/ To rely upon this analysis to encourage the inclusion of physical bioresources sharing- related criteria in the research evaluation process at the European and national institutional levels;
4/ To disseminate information and findings to diverse communities of stakeholders;