It can be challenging to know how best to manage data, especially when a single project might produce multiple fomats. Data is easily lost, digital files are fragile, and formats and storage media become obsolete.
FAIR data is an initiative and a set of guidelines based on encouraging data sharing in the most effective possible way. Since merely making some raw data available does not guarantee other people will be able to use it, the FAIR data principles encourage sharing data using data repositories and with good quality documentation.
The FAIR acronym stands for: