Preferred data files characteristics

  • Non-proprietary
  • Open, documented standard
  • Common usage by research community
  • Standard representation (ASCII, Unicode)
  • Unencrypted
  • Checksum to ensure integrit


Preferred file formats

  • ODF, PDF (not Word)
  • CSV, ASCII (not Excel)
  • PNG, TIFF, JPEG2000, GIF ( classical JPG to be preferably)
  • JSON, XML or RDF



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