It has become increasingly common for funding bodies to require researchers to take FAIR principles into account when applying for research funding. The concept of FAIR stands for data to be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable.
The overall message of the FAIR principles is that the research that is funded by public funds should be as accessible and useful as possible for both humans and machines. The principles have so far mainly been applied to research data when writing data management plans but are also applicable for scientific publications.
If you would like to read more, see the GO FAIR's more detailed description of the FAIR principles External link, opens in new window..