What is a FAIR Data Point?

The concept of FAIR Data Point [1, 2] was developed by the “FAIR Data Team” and its implementation can be found here:  FAIR Data Team.

To summarize, a FAIR Data Point (FDP) offers a reference implementation that allows data owners to expose the data and metadata in a FAIR manner and also allows users to discover metadata and access the data of interest.

The FDP uses the W3C’s Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT) version 2 as the basis for its metadata content. DCAT enables the description of datasets and data services using a standard model and vocabulary, which facilitates the consumption and aggregation of metadata. This way, metadata is available in a standardized and machine-readable way.

The BIBBOX allows the introduction of a FAIR Data Point in its Apps, supporting researchers in making their data FAIR.



[1] da Silva Santos, L. O. B., Burger, K., Kaliyaperumal, R., & Wilkinson, M. D. (2023). FAIR Data Point: A FAIR-Oriented Approach for Metadata Publication. Data Intelligence5(1), 163–183. doi:10.1162/dint_a_00160
[2] da Silva Santos, LO Bonino, et al. “FAIR data points supporting big data interoperability.” Enterprise Interoperability in the Digitized and Networked Factory of the Future. ISTE, London (2016): 270-279.