FAIR Data principles
The FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data principles are key to the construction of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), a virtual environment for open and seamless services for storage, management, analysis and re-use of research data.
The principles will provide the basics for the rules of participation within EOSC, moreover they will form the basis for a trusted environment where researchers, innovators, companies, and citizens can publish, find, and re-use each other’s data and tools for research, innovation, and educational purposes.
Since the first formal publication of the paper ‘The FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship‘ many initiatives regarding the FAIR Principles were taken. FAIR Data is being mandated by a growing number of national research funding organisations.