FAIR principles

In all research steps, you should make sure that you follow general rules of good research practice. The rules can be summarized with the acronym FAIR:

  • Findable: the data should be uniquely and persistently identifiable and other researchers should be able to find your data.
  • Accessible: the conditions under which the data can be used should be clear to machines and humans.
  • Interoperable: data should be machine-readable and use terminologies, vocabularies, or ontologies that are commonly used in the field;
  • Reusable: compliant with the above and sufficiently well described with metadata and provenance information so that the data sources can be linked or integrated with other data sources and enable proper citation.

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