FAIR Guiding Principles on the NSRR

The NSRR has been designed from the ground up to adhere to the FAIR Guiding Principles to optimize scientific data management and stewardship. The NSRR strives to make the data that it hosts findable, accessible, interoperable, and re-usable by adhering to the following FAIR principles.

Findable:

  • F1. (meta)data are assigned a globally unique and eternally persistent identifier.
  • F2. data are described with rich metadata.
  • F3. (meta)data are registered or indexed in a searchable resource.
  • F4. metadata specify the data identifier.

Accessible:

  • A1. (meta)data are retrievable by their identifier using a standardized communications protocol.
  • A1.1 the protocol is open, free, and universally implementable.
  • A1.2 the protocol allows for an authentication and authorization procedure, where necessary.
  • A2. metadata are accessible, even when the data are no longer available.

Interoperable:

  • I1. (meta)data use a formal, accessible, shared, and broadly applicable language for knowledge representation.
  • I2. (meta)data use vocabularies that follow FAIR principles.
  • I3. (meta)data include qualified references to other (meta)data.

Re-usable:

  • R1. (meta)data have a plurality of accurate and relevant attributes.
  • R1.1. (meta)data are released with a clear and accessible data usage license.
  • R1.2. (meta)data are associated with their provenance.
  • R1.3. (meta)data meet domain-relevant community standards.

* (meta)data refers to both metadata and data.