The FAIR data principles are a set of guidelines aimed at promoting the accessibility, interoperability, and reusability of research data. FAIR stands for Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable. These principles were introduced in 2016 to address the challenges of data sharing and maximise the value of research data.
The existence of comprehensive, standard machine-readable metadata helps data satisfy the FAIR data principles:
Reference: Australian Research Data Commons