FAIR principles

Get familiar with the FAIR principles with the video above or read the text version of the video.

The FAIR data principles were published in 2016 by Force11. According to the FAIR principles, the data should be:

  • Findable
  • Accessible
  • Interoperable
  • Re-usable

The Council of the European Union emphasises that “the opportunities for the optimal reuse of research data can only be realised if data are consistent with the FAIR principles (findable, accessible, interoperable and re-usable) within a secure and trustworthy environment” (Council conclusions on the transition towards an open science system). The FAIR principles are mentioned in the Communication “European Data Strategy (2020)” by the European Commission as a way to implement interoperability.

The Ministry of Education and Culture is also committed to these principles. The Fairdata services are developed in accordance with the FAIR principles.