Beta site FAQ
Commonly-asked questions as we release the new version of FAIRsharing
FAIRsharing is now available for record creation, update, and search at, please visit us there and let us know what you think! Please note: existing users will need to reset their password before logging for the first time at

What does "beta" mean?

We are very excited to bring you the new-look FAIRsharing, as we've given ourselves both a facelift and made all sorts of changes behind the scenes. Although we have tested the site, we need your help to iron out any final wrinkles.
Therefore, the content within is live, and you should add new content and update existing content as normal. If you notice any bugs with the system, please just get in touch and we'll get right on it. Once we feel everything is stable with the new site, we will update our URLs and move FAIRsharing from the beta URL to its home at

Why can't I log on with my ORCID?

FAIRsharing requires an email address, and as such when you log in with ORCID we need to have access to your primary ORCID email. Sometimes, ORCID accounts have settings which prevent the FAIRsharing system from seeing this email, as by default ORCID does not supply your email address.Take a look at our user documentation on logging in with third-party authentication to see how to fix this.

What's new in this release?

We've prepared a blog post summarising the biggest changes, so head over there and take a look!
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