New icons on a record page

Dear FAIRsharing users, 

We are happy to present our new metadata indicators, which are now visible at the top of each record. These icons provide an “at-a-glance” overview of the key metadata associated with a record.

From Dryad’s FAIRsharing record.

The following is a summary of each indicator’s purpose:

indicates if the resource is ready / in development / deprecated / uncertain. As a reminder:

  • Ready, when a resource is considered suitable for use. Resources may also be marked as ready if they still exist, but are no longer actively updated;
  • In development, when a resource is being developed and can be used but may also be in a state of flux;
  • Deprecated, when a resource is no longer considered suitable for use, but it remains relevant to describe it for historical purposes;
  • Uncertain, when our in-house curators cannot establish contact with the owners of a resource and believe a resource may have changed status (e.g. the website is no longer functional). 

is used when at least one licence is described. More details can be found in the “licence” section of the record.

indicates that the record has at least one maintainer. Maintainers not only help keep resources discoverable by the research community, but also help us to provide a complete and up-to-date view of scientific standards, policies and databases for researchers, funders and publishers.

shows the relationship between records. FAIRsharing has the ability to store and display the relationships between resources, a key feature in understanding the landscape of standards, databases and policies around a particular resource. This information places a resource in context – which standards does a database implement, how is it interoperable with other resources? 

You can access more details of these relationships within the “Related Content” section of the record.

is used when information on programmatically accessing the resource is available. More details can be found in the “Data Process” section of the record.

indicates that the record is linked to at least one identifier schema (e.g DOI or ARK identifiers).

shows whether the record has, at least, one certificate or community badge.

We hope you will enjoy it!