To enable the further use of research data, researchers should follow the so-called FAIR principles, i.e. the data should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable. Lately, the FAIR principles have become one of the most central issues in open science due to the influence of several research funders.
Ensure that your data follows the FAIR principles by:
Funders’ policies on FAIR data:
Should all data be FAIR?
The simple answer to this is no. When you consider making your data FAIR, go through this short Digital Curation Center DCC checklist and consider which data to keep.
For more information on FAIR data, see the OpenAIRE guide How to make your data FAIR.