The Comparative Anatomy of Nanopublications and FAIR Digital Objects

Erik Schultes, Barbara Magagna*, Tobias Kuhn, Marek Suchánek, Luiz Bonino da Silva Santos, Barend Mons

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Beginning in 1995, early Internet pioneers proposed Digital Objects as encapsulations of data and metadata made accessible through persistent identifier resolution services (Kahn and Wilensky 2006). In recent years, this Digital Object Architecture has been extended to include the FAIR Guiding Principles (Wilkinson et al. 2016), resulting in the concept of a FAIR Digital Object (FDO), a minimal, uniform container making any digital resource machine-actionable. Intense effort is currently underway by a global community of experts to clarify definitions around an FDO Framework (FDOF) and to provide technical specifications (FAIR DO group 2020, FAIR Digital Object Forum 2020 , Bonino da Silva Santos (2021)) regarding their potential implementation.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere94150
JournalResearch Ideas and Outcomes
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2022


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