Unique, Persistent, Resolvable: Identifiers as the foundation of FAIR

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  • External authors:
  • Nick Juty
  • Sarala M. Wimalaratne
  • John Kunze
  • Tim Clark


The FAIR Principles describe characteristics intended to support access to and reuse of digital artifacts in the scientific research ecosystem. Persistent, globally unique identifiers, resolvable on the Web, and associated with a set of additional descriptive metadata, are foundational to FAIR data. Here we describe some basic principles and exemplars for their design, use and orchestration with other system elements to achieve FAIRness for digital research objects.  

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30–39
Number of pages10
JournalData Intelligence
Issue number1
Early online date16 Oct 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2019