Data is Interoperable

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

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


Data are NOT Created with Proprietary Software

Proprietary software such as software you need to buy a license for or pay a fee to access.


The Use of Open Formats and Software

You use well-known and open formats and software, when possible.

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Metadata Formats

Metadata formats use shared vocabularies and/or ontologies.

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Metadata Have Certified References

Metadata include certified references to other metadata.