The FAIR Cookbook is a community-driven resource that is being populated and improved, iteratively, in an open manner. This section is meant to provide basic information to users looking to contribute content to the FAIR Cookbook.

To provide content, you have the three follow options, which are detailed in their respective sections:

  • Provide content using the Google doc template

  • Provide content using HackMD

  • Provide content using GitHub by sending a Pull Request to our repository

It always starts by getting in touch with the group, by simply logging an issue in our repository issue tracker.

Remember you can also provide a recipe in the form on Jupyter Notebook. Simply, fork the GitH ub repo, following the editing guidelines and the Jupyter-Book documentation, and give us a nudge when you are ready to submit.

We also provide a few tips and tricks that you can use to ease integration with the book, as well as a recipe template

Overview principles of what recipes should and should not be:

The table below summarizes the key features we are seeking for our content.




Should target a specific task or action or tool and service that brings FAIRness one or more levels up; or provide an example of data FAIRification.


Should be an end-to-end recipe that users can follow and finish a task.


Should be open, or, the tools and services used, if proprietary, should have a “free” or “community” version available.



Too Broad

Should not be a repeat of the full user manual. Should not be a features list of a tool.


Should not be just a teaser that only shows a few steps at the beginning. Should not be an advertisement.


Should not allow testing it after purchasing a paid software.

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Thank you in advance for your input, you are awesome!