Anyone can use FAIRsharing. Adopters, however, use FAIRsharing specifically to: (i) educate their users/community on the variety of existing standards, repositories and policies, and actively encourage them to submit/claim records, where relevant; (ii) create Recommendations by registering their data policy, and then link it to standards and/or databases recommended in the policy; and/or (iii) create a Collection by pulling together a list of standards and/or databases around a given domain of interest relevant to them. Here are the instructions on. Here the instructions on “how to”.

Adopters are generally representatives of institutions, libraries, journal publishers, infrastructure programmes, societies and other organizations or projects that in turn serve and guide individual researchers or other stakeholders on research data management matters.

Adopters have a FAIRsharing logo on their websites with a link from their website to our homepage.

Adopters and Collaborators

FAIRsharing is part of the following infrastructure and community group initiatives:

FAIRsharing mentions (also as BioSharing) in the news and training material

Advisory Board and RDA/Force11 Working Group Members

Here are links to the FAIRsharing RDA and Force11 WG webpages.

  • Emma Ganley (PLOS) Co-chair
  • Varsha Khodiyar (NPG) Co-chair
  • Michael Ball (ESRC)
  • Theo Bloom (BMJ)
  • Jennifer Boyd (OUP)
  • Dave Carr (The Wellcome Trust and Wellcome Open Research)
  • Helena Cousijn (Elsevier)
  • Scott Edmunds (GigaScience, BGI)
  • Dominic Fripp (JISC)
  • Simon Hodson (CODATA), Co-Chair of the RDA/Force11 WG
  • Mike Huerta (Coordinator of Data & and Open Science Initiative, Associate Director for Programme Development at the NIH National Library of Medicine)
  • Rafael Jimenez (ELIXIR)
  • Amye Kenall (BMC)
  • Rebecca Lawrence (F1000), Co-Chair of the RDA/Force11 WG
  • Thomas Lemberger (EMBO Press)
  • Jennifer Lin (CrossRef)
  • Gabriella Rustici (ELIXIR UK Node Industry Training Sector Lead, University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Shelley Stall (American Geophysics Union)
  • Imma Subirats (Information Management Officer, FAO of the United Nations, Italy)
  • Marta Teperek (Data Stewardship Coordinator, TUDelft, The Netherlands)
  • Michael Witt (re3data; Purdue University Libraries)

FAIRsharing is an interoperability component from the ELIXIR UK Node, contributing to the ELIXIR EXCELERATE platform for integration of data and services.

You can browse FAIRsharing past history and key milestones here.

Meet The Team

FAIRsharing was created and is maintained by the team who brought you the ISA framework, ISA Commons the MIBBI portal, and BioSharing which it replaces. Based at the University of Oxford e-Research Centre, we are passionate about developing and applying methods and software to improve data curation, management, visualization and publication to enable reproducible research, driving science and discoveries.

We are indebted to contributions from our collaborators.

Principal Investigator and Associate Director
Senior Research Lecturer
Project Coordinator
Research Software Engineer
Research Software Engineer
Senior Researcher
Web Design Contractor
Knowledge Engineer
Curator contractor
Curator contractor