Turning Data to Knowledge

FAIR Digital Objects (FDO) bind all critical information about an entity in one place and create a new kind of actionable, meaningful and technology independent object that pervades every aspect of life today:

A technical essence of a “thing” in cyberspace.

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Meeting the Data Challenges of the future

Meeting the Data Challenges of the future

The Internet today: Billions of sources creating trillions of digital entities of different types (data, metadata, software, semantic assertions, representations of physical objects, etc.) in varying formats and in different contexts.

Both humans and machines face a huge challenge: How to make sense of this treasure? FAIR Digital Objects (FDO) bind all critical information about an entity in one place and create a new kind of actionable, meaningful and technology independent object that pervades every aspect of life today, a technical essence of a “thing” in cyberspace.

What are FDOs

FAIR Digital Objects are atomic and stable over time, are uniquely and globally referenceable and accessed by the DO Interfacing Protocol. All relevant metadata information is included so that computer agents know what they are, what they can do with it and whether they are allowed to reuse their content. FDOs are serviced by trustworthy repositories using a wide variety of technologies and can be bundled to complex collections also being FDOs. They contain any type of digital information and its type can be associated with operations enabling automation of workflows and efficient data science and data markets of the future.

What are FDOs