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.
Metadata formats use shared vocabularies and/or ontologies.
Metadata Have Certified References
Metadata include certified references to other metadata.