Microsoft Research Open Data is an initiative by the Microsoft Corporation's research subsidiary to make datasets produced by the organization available to other researchers. The public can find the datasets on topics such as natural language processing and computer vision in the Microsoft Research website, and they can download them to an Azure-based Virtual Machine or Data Science Virtual Machine. Like other Microsoft Research products, the resource follows the FAIR principles (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable), whenever applicable. According the website, "the goal is to provide a simple platform to Microsoft's researchers and collaborators to share datasets and related research technologies and tools. The site has been designed to simplify access to these data sets, facilitate collaboration between researchers using cloud-based resources, and enable the reproducibility of research."