Making your training materials FAIR
FAIR stands for Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable and is a set of principles to ensure data can be shared effectively. Many open science trainers are exploring how to adapt these principles to ensure training material can be easily shared and reused.
The Ten simple rules for making training materials FAIR article explains the steps you can take (for further detail on these steps see the original article):
Illustration from Luc Wiegers and Celia van Gelder: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3593257
Ten simple rules for making training materials FAIR
Plan to share your training materials online
Improve findability of your training materials by properly describing them
Give your training materials a unique identity
Register your training materials online
Define access rules for your training materials
Use an interoperable format for your training materials
Make your training materials reusable for trainers.
Make your training materials usable for trainees.
Make your training materials contribution friendly.
Keep your training materials up-to-date
Tip! When planning for the FAIRness of your training materials, it is also important to recognize that different repositories have different submission pathways. For example, only the person uploading the document to the Zenodo repository is able to change or add to the metadata. If you are uploading on behalf of others, then check the metadata in advance to reduce the need to make changes in the future.