The FAIR guiding principles for data stewardship: Fair enough?

Martin Boeckhout, Gerhard A. Zielhuis & Annelien L. Bredenoord

Published: 01/07/2018


The FAIR guiding principles for research data stewardship (findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability) look set to become a cornerstone of research in the life sciences. A critical appraisal of these principles in light of ongoing discussions and developments about data sharing is in order. The FAIR principles point the way forward for facilitating data sharing more systematically—provided that a number of ethical, methodological, and organisational challenges are addressed as well.

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