Data is Accessible

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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.

Make Sure Your Data is ACCESSIBLE by Ensuring:
(How to make your data FAIR | Universiteit Utrecht, n.d.; How to make the data FAIR, n.d.)

metadata Metadata are Retrievable

Metadata are retrievable by machines and humans through a well-defined, standardized protocol and that the protocol is open, free, and universally implementable.

metadata Metadata are Accessible

Metadata are accessible, even when the data are no longer available.

Important to Note:

Data can adhere to the FAIR principles but remain not openly shared. If data cannot be made openly accessible, metadata can still be made publicly available.