FAIR principles

Definition: Describes making scholarly materials Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR). ‘Findable’ and ‘Accessible’ are concerned with where materials are stored (e.g. in data repositories), while ‘Interoperable’ and ‘Reusable’ focus on the importance of data formats and how such formats might change in the future.

Related terms: <a href='/glossary/metadata/'>Metadata</a>, <a href='/glossary/open-access/'>Open Access</a>, <a href='/glossary/open-code/'>Open Code</a>, <a href='/glossary/open-data/'>Open Data</a>, <a href='/glossary/open-material/'>Open Material</a>, <a href='/glossary/repository/'>Repository</a>

References: Crüwell et al. (2019), Wilkinson et al. (2016), & https://www.go-fair.org/fair-principles/

Drafted and Reviewed by: Sonia Rishi, Mahmoud Elsherif, Sam Parsons, Charlotte R. Pennington

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