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ready FAIR Metrics - Meets Community Standards

Abbreviation: FM-R1.3

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FM-R1.3 is a metric concerned with certification, from a recognized body, of the resource meeting community standards. Various communities have recognized that maximizing the usability of their data requires them to adopt a set of guidelines for metadata (often in the form of “minimal information about…” models). Non-compliance with these standards will often render a dataset ‘reuseless’ because critical information about its context or provenance is missing. However, adherence to community standards does more than just improve reusability of the data. The software used by the community for analysis and visualization often depends on the (meta)data having certain fields; thus, non-compliance with standards may result in the data being unreadable by its associated tools. As such, data should be (individually) certified as being compliant, likely through some automated process (e.g. submitting the data to the community’s online validation service). A certification saying that the resource is compliant must be provided to fulfil this metric. This metric applies to part R1.3 of the FAIR Principles.


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A design framework and exemplar metrics for FAIRness

Mark D Wilkinson, Susanna-Assunta Sansone, Erik Schultes, Peter Doorn, Luiz Olavo Bonino da Silva Santos, Michel Dumontier
bioRxiv (preprint) 2017

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