Research Data Service

Make your data FAIR

Making data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reuseable) - advice on digital preservation

When you archive your golden copy research data for the long-term, whether in the Edinburgh DataVault, Edinburgh DataShare or some other repository, you want to maximise the future usefulness of that data, both for yourself, your colleagues and any other prospective users. The Research Data Service can help you with advice on making your data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reuseable). You may want to consider documentation, metadata and the choice of file formats - these are all important elements of digital preservation.


Written advice from the Research Data Service

Choose the best file formats


See the module on "Documentation, metadata, citation" in MANTRA our free, open course on Research Data Management


For tailored advice on this area, please don't hesitate to contact the Research Data Service.