A Design Framework and Exemplar Metrics for FAIRness

Wilkinson, Mark Denis and Sansone, Susanna-Assunta and Schultes, Erik and Doorn, Peter and Bonino Da Silva Santos, Luiz Olavo and Dumontier, Michel (2018). A Design Framework and Exemplar Metrics for FAIRness. "Scientific Data", v. 5 ; p. 180118. ISSN 2052-4463. https://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2018.118.


Title: A Design Framework and Exemplar Metrics for FAIRness
  • Wilkinson, Mark Denis
  • Sansone, Susanna-Assunta
  • Schultes, Erik
  • Doorn, Peter
  • Bonino Da Silva Santos, Luiz Olavo
  • Dumontier, Michel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Scientific Data
Date: June 2018
ISSN: 2052-4463
Volume: 5
Faculty: Centro de Investigación en Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas (CBGP) (UPM)
Department: Biotecnología - Biología Vegetal
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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The FAIR Principles provide guidelines for the publication of digital resources such as datasets, code, workflows, and research objects, in a manner that makes them Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR). The Principles have rapidly been adopted by publishers, funders, and pan-disciplinary infrastructure programmes and societies. The Principles are aspirational, in that they do not strictly define how to achieve a state of "FAIRness", but rather they describe a continuum of features, attributes, and behaviors that will move a digital resource closer to that goal. This ambiguity has led to a wide range of interpretations of FAIRness, with some resources even claiming to already "be FAIR"! The increasing number of such statements, the emergence of subjective and self-assessments of FAIRness2,3, and the need of data and service providers, journals, funding agencies, and regulatory bodies to qualitatively or quantitatively evaluate such claims, led us to self-assemble and establish a FAIR Metrics group to pursue the goal of defining ways to measure FAIRness.

Funding Projects

Government of SpainTIN2014-55993-RUnspecifiedUnspecifiedCalidad y confianza de procedencia en e-Ciencia
Horizon 2020634107MULTIMOTUnspecifiedCapture, dissemination and analysis of multiscale cell migration data for biological and clinical applications
Horizon 2020654241PhenoMeNalUnspecifiedPhenoMeNal: A comprehensive and standardised e-infrastructure for analysing medical metabolic phenotype data
Horizon 2020676559ELIXIR-EXCELERATEUnspecifiedFast-track ELIXIR implementation and drive early user exploitation across the life-sciences

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Item ID: 54822
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/54822/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:54822
DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2018.118
Official URL: https://www.nature.com/articles/sdata2018118
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 13 May 2019 12:27
Last Modified: 13 May 2019 12:27
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