The FAIR Principles
Rodare follows the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) principles definition which is referenced from:
NoteWilkinson, M. D. et al. The FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship. Sci. Data 3:160018 doi: 10.1038/sdata.2016.18 (2016).
To be Findable
- F1. (meta)data are assigned a globally unique and persistent identifier
- Each published record is registered in Datacite and receives a DOI.
- F2. data are described with rich metadata (defined by R1 below)
- Rodare uses DataCite's metadata scheme with minimum and recommended terms.
- F3. metadata clearly and explicitly include the identifier of the data it describes
- The DOI is a mandatory field of each record.
- F4. (meta)data are registered or indexed in a searchable resource
- Metatadata of each record is indexed and searchable immediately after publishing directly in Rodare.
To be Accessible
- A1. (meta)data are retrievable by their identifier using a standardized communications protocol
- Metadata can be harvested through the OAI-PMH interface as well as the public REST API
- A1.1 the protocol is open, free, and universally implementable
- The protocols specified below A1 are publicly available, free and universally implementable.
- A1.2 the protocol allows for an authentication and authorization procedure, where necessary
- Metadata is always accessible without any authentication or authorization procedure.
- A2. metadata are accessible, even when the data are no longer available
- Metadata will be available, even if the files are no longer available in RODARE
To be 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
- Each external metadata term is referenced by a resolvable URL.
To be Reusable
- R1. meta(data) are richly described with a plurality of accurate and relevant attributes
- Each record must contain the mandatory terms of the DataCite Metadata Scheme and can additionally include additional DataCite fields or custom additions.
- R1.1. (meta)data are released with a clear and accessible data usage license
- License is a mandatory term for Open Access and Embargoed records and needs to be specified.
- Data which is downloaded by a user is subject to the specified license in the metadata.
- R1.2. (meta)data are associated with detailed provenance
- Every data and metadata uploaded to RODARE is associated to a registered RODARE user.
- In the record's metadata the original authors can be specified.
- R1.3. (meta)data meet domain-relevant community standards
- RODARE is a multi-domain repository. The DataCite Metadata Scheme is a broadly applicable and universally accepted cross-domain metadata standard.