There are a wide range of FAIR data training resources and courses offered on the internet and by various training providers around the world.

ARDC training courses and training resources in FAIR data include the following:

FAIR Data 101 Training

The ARDC’s FAIR Data 101 Express training course is openly available for anyone seeking to develop their skills in enabling FAIR data in practice. Self-paced course materials include videos, Q&A sessions, activities and quizzes. We encourage you to reuse or repurpose these materials via our GitHub repository.

FAIR Data in the Scholarly Communications Lifecycle

The ARDC has delivered the FAIR Data in the Scholarly Communications Lifecycle course at the FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute (FSCI) in California since 2018. Back by popular demand, this course will return in July for FSCI 2021.

Top 10 FAIR Data and Software Things

The Top 10 FAIR Data and Software Things were developed via an online “Global Sprint”. Participants from around the world were invited to develop the “Things”, which are stand alone, self- paced training materials, that can be used by research communities to understand FAIR in different research disciplines and contexts and also as starting points for conversations with partners around FAIR. The Global Sprint was organised by Library Carpentry, ARDC and the Research Data Alliance Libraries for Research Data Interest Group in collaboration with FOSTER Open ScienceOpenAireRDA EuropeData Management Training ClearinghouseCalifornia Digital LibraryDryadAARNetCenter for Digital Scholarship at the Leiden University, and DANS.

FAIR Data Assessment Tool

The ARDC’s FAIR data self-assessment tool enables an assessment to be made of the ‘FAIRness’ of a dataset and illustrates how to enhance its FAIRness (where applicable). The tool is freely available for use in training or consultation.

FAIR Data webinars

The ARDC runs a range of webinars on FAIR Data, including those for our FAIR Data 101 training course. The recording of all webinars are made available on the ARDC YouTube channel under the FAIR data playlist.

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