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

Philippe Rocca-Serra
Tooba Abbassi-Daloii
Ishwar Chandramouliswaran
Andrea Splendiani
Tony Burdett
Robert Giessmann
David Henderson
Dominique Batista
Ibrahim Emam
Yojana Gadiya
Lucas Giovanni
Egon Willighagen
Alasdair Gray
Philip Gribbon
Danielle Welter
Karsten Quast
Paul Peeters
Tom Plasterer
Colin Wood
Eelke van der Horst
Dorothy Reilly
Herman van Vlijmen
Serena Scollen
Allyson Lister
Milo Thurston
Ramon Granell
Gabriel Backianathan
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Anne Cambon Thomsen
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Martin Cook
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Melanie Courtot
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Mike D’arcy
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Kurt Dauth
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Eva Marin del Piico
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Leyla Garcia
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Ulrich Goldmann
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Valentin Grouès
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Daniel Clarke
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Erwan Le Floch
Isuru Liyanage
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Petros Papadopoulos
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Cyril Pommier
Emiliano Reynares
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Francesco Ronzano
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Alejandra Delfin-Rossaro
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Venkata Sagatopam
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Ashni Sedani
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Vitaly Sedlyarov
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Liubov Shilova
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Sukhi Singh
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Jolanda Strubel
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Kees van Bochove
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Zachary Warnes
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Peter Woollard
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Fuqi Xu
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Andrea Zaliani
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Susanna-Assunta Sansone


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.


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hal-04538400 , version 1 (09-04-2024)





Philippe Rocca-Serra, Wei Gu, Vassilios Ioannidis, Tooba Abbassi-Daloii, Salvador Capella-Gutierrez, et al.. The FAIR Cookbook - the essential resource for and by FAIR doers. Scientific Data , 2023, 10 (1), pp.292. ⟨10.1038/s41597-023-02166-3⟩. ⟨hal-04538400⟩
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