A FAIRy tale: a fake story in a trustworthy guide to the FAIR principles for research data.
Table of contents:
- Findable #1: (Meta)data are assigned globally unique and persistent identifiers.
- Findable #2: Data are described with rich metadata.
- Findable #3: Metadata clearly and explicitly include the identifier of the data they describe.
- Findable #4: Meta)data are registered or indexed in a searchable resource.
- Accessible #1: (Meta)data are retrievable by their identifier using a standardised communication protocol.
- Accessible #1.1: The protocol is open, free and universally implementable.
- Accessible #1.2: The protocol allows for authentication and authorisation when required.
- Accessible #2: Metadata should be accessible even when the data are no longer available.
- Interoperable #1: (Meta)data use a formal, accessible, shared, and broadly applicable language for knowledge representation.
- Interoperable #2: (Meta)data use vocabularies that follow the FAIR principles.
- Interoperable #3: (Meta)data include qualified references to other (meta)data.
- Reusable #1: (Meta)data are richly described with a plurality of accurate and relevant attributes.
- Reusable #1.1: (Meta)data are released with a clear and accessible data usage license.
- Reusable #1.2: (Meta)data are associated with detailed provenance.
- Reusable #1.3: (Meta)data meet domain-relevant community standards.