FAIR Self-Assessment Tool

Key Info
Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

The FAIR Data Principles are a set of guiding principles in order to make data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (Wilkinson et al., 2016). Using this tool you will be able to assess the 'FAIRness' of a dataset and determine how to enhance its FAIRness (where applicable).

This self-assessment tool has been designed predominantly for data librarians and IT staff but could be used by software engineers developing FAIR Data tools and services, and researchers provided they have assistance from research support staff.

You will be asked questions related to the principles underpinning Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. Once you have answered all the questions in each section you will be given a ‘green bar’ indicator based on your answers in that section, and when all sections are completed, an overall 'FAIRness' indicator is provided.

Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
Australian National Data Service (ANDS)
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
English
More info about
Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Accessible data - FAIR Data Principle
Findable data - FAIR Data Principle
Interoperable data - FAIR Data Principle
Re-usable data - FAIR Data Principle
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Interactive Resource - requires a user to take action or make a request in order for the content to be understood, executed or experienced.
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Assessment - the evaluation, measurement and documentation of the skills or knowledge about data management.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Self-assessment - in which a user gathers information about and reflects on his or her own knowledge, skills, learning, or attitudes.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Research scientist
Software engineer
Mid-career research scientist
Early-career research scientist
Research faculty
Graduate student
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
Up to 1 hour
Framework - A community-based organization plan or set of steps for education or training: 
FAIR Data Principles
Framework Node: FAIR: 
Accessible
Findable
Interoperable
Re-usable