Video/Audio Open Access
Data repositories play a crucial role in the evolution of Open Science. The FAIR Data Principles establish how to make data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (Wilkinson et al., 2016). The FAIR principles are as follows:
To Be Findable
To Be Accessible:
To Be Interoperable
To Be Reusable
Based on the FAIR Data Principles, two questionnaires were created. The first (hereafter #Q1 - see Appendix #1) targeted repository managers and/or librarians and consisted of 40 questions. The second (hereafter #Q2 - see Appendix #2) targeted technical staff responsible for repository development and maintenance and consisted of 25 questions.
Members of LIBER’s Research Data Management (RDM) Working Group circulated the questionnaires between December 2018 and February 2019. Responses were collected from managers and/or librarians of 29 repositories for the first (#Q1) questionnaire.
In addition, technical staff responsible for the development and maintenance of 14 repositories (Table 1) responded to the second (#Q2) questionnaire. In 11 cases, repositories filled out both #Q1 and #Q2.
In this report, the responses for both questionnaires have been merged and analyzed to gain a comprehensive picture about FAIRness at the level of repositories and their data.