Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 10:36 PM
Site: Datatree - Data Training Engaging End-users
Course: Introduction to Data Tree (Intro)
Glossary: Glossary of Terms

FAIR Data Principle

Data that follows the FAIR principles must be:

  • Findable
  • Accessible
  • Interoperable
  • Reusable

FAIR is a set of guiding principles for data management and stewardship designed by stakeholders representing interests in academia, industry, funding agencies and scholarly publishers. The FAIR principles define a set of core enabling conditions which, if fulfilled for a given set of data, would ensure that they remain accessible and re-usable over the long term. 

A key element of these principles is the focus on the use of structured information and persistent identifiers to enable machine discoverability and use of the data.

The full set of principles are published in the article "The FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship". - DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2016.18

Fair use

A legal concept that allows the reproduction of copyrighted material for certain purposes without obtaining permission and without paying a fee or royalty. Purposes permitting the application of fair use generally include review, news reporting, teaching, or scholarly research. When in doubt, the quickest and simplest thing may to request permission of the copyright owner.

- CASRAI Dictionary


FLOating Point operation, a single calculation on a number with a decimal point i.e. not an integer. In computing, floating point operations per second (FLOPS) is a measure of computer performance, useful in fields of scientific computations that require floating-point calculations.


File Transfer Protocol, a standardised set of rules to allow upload and download of files between two computers, commonly used for exchanging files over the Internet.