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ready FAIR Metrics - Access authorization

Abbreviation: FM-A1.2

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FM-A1.2 measures whether or not the specification describes a protocol to access restricted content. Not all content can be made available without restriction. For instance, access and distribution of personal health data may be restricted by law or by organizational policy. In such cases, it is important that the protocol by which such content can be accessed is fully specified. Ideally, electronic content can be obtained first by applying for access. Once the requester is formally authorized to access the content, they may receive it in some electronic means, for instance by obtaining an download URL, or through a more sophisticated transaction mechanism (e.g. authenticate, authorize), or by any other means. The goal should be to reduce the time it takes for valid requests to be fulfilled. Therefore the following information must be provided: i) true/false concerning whether authorization is needed, ii) a URL that resolves to a description of the process to obtain access to restricted content. This metric applies to part A1.2 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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