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We think it is important to introduce students in modeling courses about FAIR principles and we developed a template of a student group project. The project is titled “Making a Model FAIR,” and it focuses on enhancing the discoverability, accessibility, and usability of a selected computational model through collaboration and application of FAIR principles.

We have prepared a comprehensive curriculum that outlines the project’s objectives, learning outcomes, and a proposed schedule. You can access the curriculum in this Google Doc. The curriculum provides a flexible framework that can be adapted to the goals of your course and the expertise of your students.

By participating in this project, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn the basic principles of making models FAIR.
  • Gain hands-on experience with GitHub as a collaborative tool for group projects.
  • Develop valuable coding skills through code replication and modification.
  • Familiarize themselves with model documentation standards, such as the ODD protocol.
  • Understand the importance of software licenses and how to select an appropriate one.
  • Learn how to obtain a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for model code.
  • Acquire essential skills for model analysis.
  • Publish their findings.

We understand that every course has its unique requirements and constraints. Therefore, the project schedule provided in the curriculum is a general guideline that can be adjusted based on your specific needs and the selected model. Let us know about your experience with this curriculum.