The FAIR Cookbook - the essential resource for and by FAIR doers

Philippe Rocca-Serra, Wei Gu, Vassilios Ioannidis, Tooba Abbassi-Daloii, Salvador Capella-Gutierrez, Ishwar Chandramouliswaran, Andrea Splendiani, Tony Burdett, Robert T. Giessmann, David Henderson, Dominique Batista, Ibrahim Emam, Yojana Gadiya, Lucas Giovanni, Egon Willighagen, Chris Evelo, Alasdair J. G. Gray, Philip Gribbon, Nick Juty, Danielle WelterKarsten Quast, Paul Peeters, Tom Plasterer, Colin Wood, Eelke Van Der Horst, Dorothy Reilly, Herman van Vlijmen, Serena Scollen, Allyson Lister, Milo Thurston, Ramon Granell, the FAIR Cookbook Contributors, Susanna-Assunta Sansone

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The notion that data should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable, according to the FAIR Principles, has become a global norm for good data stewardship and a prerequisite for reproducibility. Nowadays, FAIR guides data policy actions and professional practices in the public and private sectors. Despite such global endorsements, however, the FAIR Principles are aspirational, remaining elusive at best, and intimidating at worst. To address the lack of practical guidance, and help with capability gaps, we developed the FAIR Cookbook, an open, online resource of hands-on recipes for “FAIR doers” in the Life Sciences. Created by researchers and data managers professionals in academia, (bio)pharmaceutical companies and information service industries, the FAIR Cookbook covers the key steps in a FAIRification journey, the levels and indicators of FAIRness, the maturity model, the technologies, the tools and the standards available, as well as the skills required, and the challenges to achieve and improve data FAIRness. Part of the ELIXIR ecosystem, and recommended by funders, the FAIR Cookbook is open to contributions of new recipes.
Original languageEnglish
Article number292
JournalScientific Data
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2023


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