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FAIR Data Point

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FAIRDataPoint is a REST API for creating, storing, and serving FAIR metadata. The metadata contents are generated semi-automatically according to the FAIR Data Point software specification document.

More information about FDP and how to deploy can be found at FDP Public Documentation.

How to contribute

Install requirements


  • Java (recommended JDK 11)
  • Maven (recommended 3.2.5 or higher)
  • Docker (recommended 17.09.0-ce or higher) - for build of production image

Additional libraries:

  1. Install fairmetadata4j

    $ git clone
    $ cd fairmetadata4j
    $ mvn install
  2. Install spring-rdf-migration

    $ git clone
    $ cd spring-rdf-migration
    $ mvn install
  3. Install spring-security-acl-mongodb

    $ git clone
    $ cd spring-security-acl-mongodb
    $ mvn install

Build & Run

Run these commands from the root of the project

$ mvn spring-boot:start

Run tests

Run these commands from the root of the project

$ mvn test

Package the application

Run these commands from the root of the project

$ mvn package

Create a Docker image

Run these commands from the root of the project

$ docker build -t fairdata/fairdatapoint .


Most of the GET requests are publicly accessible compares to POST, PUT, and PATCH requests, which are mainly secured. We use JWT Tokens and Bearer Token Authentication. The token can be retrieved in /tokens endpoint where you send username and password.

Default users

  • ADMIN:
    • Username:
    • Password: password
  • USER:
    • Username:
    • Password: password

API documentation

FAIRDataPoint (FDP) API comes with an embedded swagger documentation, the details of API calls can be found here. To access the FDP swagger document please visit the following url via web browser http://localhost:8080/swagger-ui.html


This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE file for more details.

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