To be Findable:
F1. (meta)data are assigned a globally unique and eternally persistent identifier.
F2. data are described with rich metadata.
F3. (meta)data are registered or indexed in a searchable resource.
F4. metadata specify the data identifier.
A1 (meta)data are retrievable by their identifier using a standardized communications protocol.
A1.1 the protocol is open, free, and universally implementable.
A1.2 the protocol allows for an authentication and authorization procedure, where necessary.
A2 metadata are accessible, even when the data are no longer available.
I1. (meta)data use a formal, accessible, shared, and broadly applicable language for knowledge representation.
I2. (meta)data use vocabularies that follow FAIR principles.
I3. (meta)data include qualified references to other (meta)data.
R1. meta(data) have a plurality of accurate and relevant attributes.
R1.1. (meta)data are released with a clear and accessible data usage license.
R1.2. (meta)data are associated with their provenance.
R1.3. (meta)data meet domain-relevant community standards.
Hodson, Simon, Jones, Sarah, Collins, Sandra, Genova, Françoise, Harrower, Natalie, Mietchen, Daniel, Wittenburg, Peter. (2018). FAIR Data Action Plan: Interim recommendations and actions from the European Commission Expert Group on FAIR data (Version Interim draft).
The benefits of managing your data include:
Facilitating the analysis of change, by providing data with which data at other points in time can be compared. (Research Data Management Training Mantra http://datalib.edina.ac.uk/mantra/)
Read more Data, Scientific; Astell, Mathias (2017): Benefits of Open Research Data Infographic. figshare. Figure.