How to know if my dataset is FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable)?
The Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) provides you with a FAIR self-assessment tool. Using this tool you will be able to assess the ‘FAIRness’ of a dataset and determine how to enhance its FAIRness (where applicable).
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.
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.
Link to the tool: FAIR self-assessment tool