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 training is an exciting, community focussed 8-week online course that commenced in early May 2020 to help those seeking to develop their skills in enabling FAIR data in practice. We have opened an Expressions of Interest process for a second round of this popular course and we will be making the course and materials openly available for organisations to use themselves.

FAIR Data in the Scholarly Communications Lifecycle

The ARDC developed and, in 2019, delivered a course in FAIR Data in the Scholarly Communications Lifecycle for the FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute (FSCI) in California. ARDC are again delivering the FAIR Data course at FSCI 2020, which will be delivered as an online experience.

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.

If your organisation would like to speak to ARDC about how we can help you on your FAIR journey, please contact us at

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