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Making Scientific Data Machine-Actionable

Erik Schultes
GO FAIR Foundation

This episode is about as meta as it gets. We'll cover FAIR data, metadata, frustration about metadata, and metadata about metadata. We'll explain how FAIR data, which means findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable data, enables machine actionability. We'll explore which sci-fi future is possible if the internet were composed of FAIR digital objects, and why we need data stewards to get there. We'll also see how the principles got their cute little acronym name and how that likely helped with the quick adoption, even in high-level bureaucratic institutions like the G20 and World Economic Forum. We'll learn about the incredible amount of money going to waste in the public and private sectors due to not having implemented FAIR data principles yet. Oh, and we'll also talk about how the banking industry tried to buy the internet. Yep, you heard that right. So, let's jump right in.