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Table 4 Summary of the FAIR principle and their implementation status in PSnpBind

From: PSnpBind: a database of mutated binding site protein–ligand complexes constructed using a multithreaded virtual screening workflow

FAIR principle Implemented Comment
F1. (Meta)data are assigned a globally unique and persistent identifier Yes Internal UUID is generated for each instance of proteins, mutations, ligands and dockings. The database as a whole. the web application, and the libraries made for executing the steps of the workflow are all preserved through Zeonodo with a DOI assigned to each of them.
F2. Data are described with rich metadata Yes All instances are annotated and well described from the relevant sources (PDB, UniProt, NCBI Taxon and ChEMBL)
F3. Metadata clearly and explicitly include the identifier of the data they describe Yes  
F4. (Meta)data are registered or indexed in a searchable resource Yes The dataset will be submitted to and Google Dataset
A1. (Meta)data are retrievable by their identifier using a standardised communications protocol Yes HTTP(S) protocol is used with a REST API for all communications with the server
A2. Metadata are accessible, even when the data are no longer available Yes In progress
I1. (Meta)data use a formal, accessible, shared, and broadly applicable language for knowledge representation. Yes JSON-LD is used to describe main protein entities. The REST API adopts the OpenAPI specification v3 and it is described using Swagger.
I2. (Meta)data use vocabularies that follow FAIR principles Yes The structured markup (JSON-LD) uses the and vocabularies.
R1. (Meta)data are richly described with a plurality of accurate and relevant attributes Yes License, usage and provenance info are all provided.