Published March 22, 2022 | Version v1
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A Survey on Adoption Guidelines for the FAIR4RS Principles

  • 1. Australian Research Data Commons, Research Software Alliance
  • 2. Research Software Alliance
  • 3. Cluster of Excellence Matters of Activity
  • 4. ZB MED Information Centre for Life Sciences
  • 5. American Geophysical Union
  • 6. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • 7. University of Illinois Discovery Partners Institute
  • 8. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • 9. Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC)
  • 1. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2. United Kingdom Research and Innovation
  • 3. Delft University of Technology - Faculty of Applied Sciences
  • 4. University of Belgrade - School of Electrical Engineering
  • 5. University of Oxford; RDA/Force11 FAIRsharing WG


The provision of adoption guidelines will help implement the FAIR4RS Principles. The FAIR4RS Working Group formed subgroups to address milestones (as contained in the case statement), including a subgroup on adoption guidelines, FAIR4RS Subgroup 5. This document provides an overview of the resources identified and reviewed by this subgroup, along with an analysis of gaps, in order to facilitate the adoption of the FAIR4RS Principles. Emerging resources or projects are also documented, and suggestions are made on how to further advance this area.

We expect this survey and gap analysis will be useful to a range of stakeholders seeking resources on how to implement the FAIR4RS Principles, including members of the Research Software Engineering (RSE) and research data management communities, as well as funding bodies, editorial boards of journals and conferences, and research institutions.

This survey is supplemented by a dataset which can be downloaded and cited:

Martinez, et al. (2022). A Survey on Adoption Guidelines for the FAIR4RS Principles: Dataset (1.0) [Data set]. Zenodo.




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Dataset: 10.5281/zenodo.6375540 (DOI)
Project deliverable: 10.15497/RDA00068 (DOI)