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Barend Mons
Member

My two cents before Easter 🙂
> Is it important to include access rights and conditions in the evaluation of FAIRness?
It is not only important, it is a critical issue, covered entirely -at high level of abstraction- in the FAIR guiding principles. Remember that FAIR is not a goal in itself, the key is the R: we want reusable workflows and data. Data and services without proper, machine actionable, metadata on access, license and instructions for proper reuse (both technically and legally) can be FAI and still Re-useless. (If this term is new to you, you have to admit you did not read the Cloudy, increasingly FAIR paper 🙂
My two cents before Easter 🙂
> Is it important to include access rights and conditions in the evaluation of FAIRness?
It is not only important, it is a critical issue, covered entirely -at high level of abstraction- in the FAIR guiding principles. Remember that FAIR is not a goal in itself, the key is the R: we want reusable workflows and data. Data and services without proper, machine actionable, metadata on access, license and instructions for proper reuse (both technically and legally) can be FAI and still Re-useless. (If this term is new to you, you have to admit you did not read the Cloudy, increasingly FAIR paper 🙂
https://content.iospress.com/articles/information-services-and-use/isu824
My two cents before Easter 🙂
> Is it important to include access rights and conditions in the evaluation of FAIRness?
It is not only important, it is a critical issue, covered entirely -at high level of abstraction- in the FAIR guiding principles. Remember that FAIR is not a goal in itself, the key is the R: we want reusable workflows and data. Data and services without proper, machine actionable, metadata on access, license and instructions for proper reuse (both technically and legally) can be FAI and still Re-useless. (If this term is new to you, you have to admit you did not read the Cloudy, increasingly FAIR paper 🙂
https://content.iospress.com/articles/information-services-and-use/isu824
> Under which area (F, A, I, R, beyond FAIR) or principle should it be evaluated?
As I argued before, both under A and particularly R but I am a bit weary about the term ‘beyond’ FAIR, as it suggests that the principles do not cover certain aspects. So far, noone came up to me with aspects that are not covered -again at high level of abstraction- by F, A, I or R, especially R: For instance lageal aspects, quality of data etc. Are all related to acessibility under well defined conditions and ‘meaningful’ reusability. One example: totally fabricated data that are totally FAI: can be either R or not based on the use case. For example for testing model of software performance or to check VMs for their promised actions.
So let’s indeed concentrate this group, as Edith keeps emphasizing, correctly imho’, on WHAT needs to be measured to -in the end- judge the R level of data and services and worry about the how/details of such measuments later and in other contexts.
Prof. Barend Mons
Leiden University Medical Center
President of CODATA
GO FAIR international Support and coordination office
Mail: ***@***.***-fair.org
+31624879779
ORCID: 0000-0003-3934-0072
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