2. Describing FAIR Data

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It should be feasible for both humans and computers to find metadata and data.

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All data should be made available to others. Humans and machines alike should be able to gain access to your data.

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Data should be able to be easily integrated with other datasets, applications, and workflows by both humans and computers.

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Metadata and data should be described in a way that allows for data replication, so that it can be reused and repurposed by computers.

In the following topics, we will further break down each FAIR principle to illustrate how they can be applied to your data.