Metadata license


Provide a URL to the license that governs the use of the digital resource.

Principle: R

Rationale: Both digital resources and their metadata must be licensed (or equivalent e.g. terms of use, smart contract). The lack of a license indicates that no rights to reuse are granted, thereby detering lawful use. Note that the combination of resources with restrictive license conditions may lead to adverse effects, and ultimately preclude their combined use.

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Associated Rubrics (5)

FAIR metrics by


A set of metrics to assess the FAIRness of digital resources. Based on work published in https://www...

fair metrics universal core metrics all digital objects

The SmartAPI Rubric

A set of metrics to evaluate the FAIRness of API metadata registered with SmartAPI.


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