The FAIR Data Point: Interfaces and Tooling

Ousamma Mohammed Benhamed, Kees Burger, Rajaram Kaliyaperumal, L.O. Bonino da Silva Santos (Editor), Marek Suchánek, Jan Slifka, Mark D Wilkinson*

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While the FAIR Principles do not specify a technical solution for ‘FAIRness’, it was clear from the outset of the FAIR initiative that it would be useful to have commodity software and tooling that would simplify the creation of FAIR-compliant resources. The FAIR Data Point is a metadata repository that follows the DCAT(2) schema, and utilizes the Linked Data Platform to manage the hierarchical metadata layers as LDP Containers. There has been a recent flurry of development activity around the FAIR Data Point that has significantly improved its power and ease-of-use. Here we describe five specific tools—an installer, a loader, two Web-based interfaces, and an indexer—aimed at maximizing the uptake and utility of the FAIR Data Point.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-201
Number of pages18
JournalData Intelligence
Issue number1
Early online date8 Mar 2023
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2023


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