ACME-FAIR is a 7-part guide for Research Performing Organisations (RPO) that FAIRsFAIR is releasing for consultation in a dedicated Zenodo community.

Each part deals with one of the key issues that Research Performing Organisations (RPO) face in establishing the capabilities to put the FAIR principles into practice, and is informed by the projects engagement with community initiatives to ‘turn FAIR into Reality’, and by the report of the same name. We recommend that universities, institutes and other RPO consider providing these capabilities as vital steps towards ‘FAIR-enabling practice’.  The overall purpose of ACME-FAIR is to help those managing and delivering relevant professional services to self-assess how they are enabling researchers and their colleagues to do just that.

The 7 guides are being released as self-standing documents, each with a thematic introduction, an overview of the relevant capabilities, and a rubric for assessing the levels of maturity and community engagement for each capability. 

Issue #1 Issue #2 Issue #3 Issue #4 Issue #5 Issue #6 Issue #7
Defining the Policy Environment   Professionalising Roles through Training, Mentoring, and Recognition

Supporting Data Management Planning: ACME-FAIR

Defining Data Interoperability Frameworks   Ensuring Trustworthy Curation



FAIRsFAIR warmly invites feedback on the draft guides.


There are several ways you can do this. One is by commenting directly on the relevant google doc versions (on p. 5 of each guide).  If you would prefer not to be identified, or would like to use a few rating scales to give us your feedback, we have also provided this form. It asks how far you agree with 4 simple statements, and invites you to add any comments you wish.  Alternatively, if you prefer to let us know your thoughts by email, the FAIRsFAIR task lead Dr Angus Whyte can be contacted at

Access the entire guide on Zenodo


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