Open, Free, Standardized Access protocol


Provide a URL to the access protocol.

Principle: A

Rationale: Digital resources and their metadata should be retrievable throguh standardised communication protocols. Open, free, and standardised communication protocols reduce the cost and effort for any part to gain authorized access to a digital resource. Having a protocol that is open allows any individual to create their own standard-compliant implementation, that it is free reduces the possibility that those lacking monetary means cannot access the resource, and that it is universally implementable ensures that such technology is available to all (and not restricted, for instance by country or creed). The resource should be accessble through an open, free, and standardized communication protocol such as TCP/IP (as opposed to a closed protocol such as the Skype telephony protocol)


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FAIR metrics by


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fair metrics universal core metrics all digital objects

NIH Common Fund Data Ecosystem (CFDE) FAIR Rubric

A rubric for evaluating the FAIRness of NIH-CFDE Resources


PresQT FAIRshare Rubric

NIH Common Fund Data Ecosystem: LINCS (CFDE-LINCS) FAIR Rubric

A rubric for evaluating the FAIRness of LINCS Resource