Rodare follows the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) principles
definition which is referenced from:
Wilkinson, M. D. et al. The FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management
and stewardship. Sci. Data 3:160018 doi:
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
- 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
- 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
- A1.2 the protocol allows for an authentication and authorization procedure, where
- Metadata is always accessible without any authentication or authorization
- A2. metadata are accessible, even when the data are no longer available
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
To be Reusable:
- R1. meta(data) are richly described with a plurality of accurate and relevant
- R1.1. (meta)data are released with a clear and accessible data usage
- R1.2. (meta)data are associated with detailed provenance
- R1.3. (meta)data meet domain-relevant community standards