Among the initiatives that IRDiRC identified as key to contribute to its goals was the creation of a label to highlight key resources which, if used more broadly, would accelerate the pace of translating discoveries into clinical applications. Selected platforms, tools, standards, and guidelines must be of fundamental importance to the international rare diseases research and development community. IRDiRC Recognized Resources is a quality indicator based on a specific set of criteria. Any resource compliant with the criteria set forth is entitled to the label. IRDiRC Recognized Resources is a public label which could, and should, be made visible on and by the resource, giving the users an assurance of its quality and appropriateness. IRDiRC Recognized Resources criteria encourage long-term sustainability of the tools, standards, and guidelines, and their societal values. IRDiRC Recognized Resources endorsements are by the IRDiRC Scientific Committees.