The FAIR guiding principles for data stewardship: fair enough?

Eur J Hum Genet. 2018 Jul;26(7):931-936. doi: 10.1038/s41431-018-0160-0. Epub 2018 May 17.


The FAIR guiding principles for research data stewardship (findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability) look set to become a cornerstone of research in the life sciences. A critical appraisal of these principles in light of ongoing discussions and developments about data sharing is in order. The FAIR principles point the way forward for facilitating data sharing more systematically-provided that a number of ethical, methodological, and organisational challenges are addressed as well.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biological Science Disciplines / trends*
  • Databases, Factual / trends
  • Humans
  • Information Dissemination / methods*
  • Research / trends*