FAIR data management in ASSEMBLE Plus | Assemble+

FAIR data management in ASSEMBLE Plus

What are we managing? The ASSEMBLE Plus collection

ASSEMBLE Plus follows the FAIR and Open Access principles.

  • FAIR refers to the way the data and metadata are provided and structured: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-useable
  • Open Access means that the data and publications are free for anyone to download and use

Data that is produced by ASSEMBLE Plus activities, and datasets from ASSEMBLE Plus partners and marine stations (aka access providers), will be, or already are, grouped in the ASSEMBLE Plus collection in the the Integrated Marine Information System (IMIS) datasets catalogue. You can search this collection via our data catalogue search page. Publications based on ASSEMBLE Plus scientific activities are also in the ASSEMBLE Plus collection of the IMIS publications catalogue, and can be searched from the publications search page

  • All data and publications that are produced directly as ASSEMBLE Plus activities – in particular the JRA work and the TA projects – are required to be FAIR and Open Access (with a limited set of allowed opt-outs). These are considered to be ASSEMBLE Plus data if they are largely funded by ASSEMBLE Plus.
  • Datasets that the ASSEMBLE Plus partners and marine stations have catalogued in IMIS are included in the ASSEMBLE Plus collection, but they are not considered to be ASSEMBLE Plus data – they belong to the stations that collected them. Therefore there is no requirement that these data are Open Access, but the aim is that they are FAIR.  

On this page we explain how data management is done in ASSEMBLE Plus, starting with general advice for everyone, and then advice and instructions for JRA users, TA users, and for marine stations with datasets catalogued in the ASSEMBLE Plus collection. 


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