The FAIR Guiding Principles for Scientific Data Management and Stewardship (External Resource)
One of the most valuable resources for HRA and others in the community has been the FAIR Guiding Principles for Scientific Data Management and Stewardship published in Nature. This article describes four foundational principles—Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability. These principles should apply not only to ‘data’ but also to the code, tools, and workflows that led to that data.
According to the authors, “all scholarly digital research objects—from data to analytical pipelines—benefit from application of these principles, since all components of the research process must be available to ensure transparency, reproducibility, and reusability.”
To further ensure HRA members are aware of best practices in data sharing, and develop policies of their own, HRA hosted two webinars and an in-person meeting in 2017.