Making Models FAIR: An educational initiative to build good ABM practices

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by y Marco A. Janssen, Kelly Claborn, Bruce Edmonds, Mohsen Shahbaznezhadfard and Manuela Vanegas-Ferro

Rest from: Arizona State University, USA
Bruce from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Imagine a world where models are available to build upon. You do not have to build from scratch and painstakingly try to figure out how published papers are getting the published results. To achieve this utopian world, models have to be findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR). With the “Making Models FAIR” initiative, we seek to contribute to moving towards this world.

The initiative – Making Models FAIR – aims to provide capacity building opportunities to improve the skills, practices, and protocols to make computational models findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR). You can find detailed information about the project on the website (, but here we will present the motivations behind the initiative and a brief outline of the activities.