FAIRshake: Toolkit to Evaluate the FAIRness of Research Digital Resources


Clarke DJB, Wang L, Jones A, Wojciechowicz ML, Torre D, Jagodnik KM, Jenkins SL, McQuilton P, Flamholz Z, Silverstein MC, Schilder BM, Robasky K, Castillo C, Idaszak R, Ahalt SC, Williams J, Schurer S, Cooper DJ, de Miranda Azevedo R, Klenk JA, Haendel MA, Nedzel J, Avillach P, Shimoyama ME, Harris RM, Gamble M, Poten R, Charbonneau AL, Larkin J, Brown TC, Bonazzi VR, Dumontier MJ, Sansone S-A, Ma'ayan A. FAIRshake: Toolkit to Evaluate the FAIRness of Research Digital Resources. Cell Syst 2019;9(5):417-421.

Date Published:

2019 Nov 27


As more digital resources are produced by the research community, it is becoming increasingly important to harmonize and organize them for synergistic utilization. The findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) guiding principles have prompted many stakeholders to consider strategies for tackling this challenge. The FAIRshake toolkit was developed to enable the establishment of community-driven FAIR metrics and rubrics paired with manual and automated FAIR assessments. FAIR assessments are visualized as an insignia that can be embedded within digital-resources-hosting websites. Using FAIRshake, a variety of biomedical digital resources were manually and automatically evaluated for their level of FAIRness.