Context of this Charter
The IG Data Fabric was originally founded in 2013 with the scope to harmonize and to orchestrate RDA’s core components for a data infrastructure. Over the years one of the group’s topics shifted more and more to the introduction and specification of FAIR Digital Objects as an overarching concept building up research data infrastructures. The name of the IG Data Fabric is puzzling, confuses potential new RDA members, and promises a steep learning curve to the broad landscape of discussed topics . To address these issues and to focus the objectives, the members of the IG Data Fabric are proposing to change the name of the group to FAIR Digital Object Fabric.
This modified IG Charter was discussed in the IG working meeting, September 23rd 2021, and was open for an internal IG Data Fabric review and commenting period from September 27 until October 11 2021.