New briefing paper explores FAIR and Open Data

19th December 2018News, Open Data

Today we are releasing a briefing paper looking at two central concepts commonly found in research funder and government data sharing policies: FAIR and Open Data.

As many people confuse and conflate the meanings of FAIR and Open Data; the paper sets out to “demystify some common misconceptions and advocates for both to be addressed in research data policy.”

The way in which both concepts are scales, with reusability and usefulness increasing the degree of openness or FAIRNESS, is also detailed, together with concepts, from a European Commission Expert Group report, providing direction on implementing FAIR and Open Data.

Recommendations around both concepts, and the importance of incorporating both into data sharing policies, is recommended.

Read the brief in full.