This is a proposed new standard glossary term. See this post for background on this review track. To comment on the term below either click the blue “Reply” button at the bottom or select a passage of text in the term and click the “Quote” pop-up to create a comment about that section only.
Short Definition: Data that is readily and appropriately retrievable by humans and machines through a standard protocol.
Extended Definition: Readily and appropriately retrievable by humans and machines through a standard protocol. The FAIR data principles’ definition of accessibility also requires that unless there is a legitimate reason to protect the data, to be accessible also means that the data should be Open (libre) and free (gratis). Where data need to be protected and should be accessed only by appropriately accredited persons, then authentication and authorization protocols must be instituted.
Term Lead: Simon Hodson