FAIR Data Maturity Model WG


Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
Lynn Yarmey
TAB Liaison: 
Jane Wyngaard
WGs Producing deliverables (~6-12 months after RDA endorsement)

FAIR Data Maturity Model: core criteria to assess the implementation level of the FAIR data principles

The RDA FAIR Data Maturity Model Working Group develops as an RDA Recommendation a common set of core assessment criteria for FAIRness and a generic and expandable self-assessment model for measuring the maturity level of a dataset. The aim is not to develop yet another FAIR assessment approach but to build on existing initiatives, looking at common elements and allowing the group to identify core elements for the evaluation of FAIRness. That will increase the coherence and interoperability of existing or emerging FAIR assessment frameworks and it will ensure the combination and compatibility of their results in a meaningful way.


The WG brings together stakeholders from different scientific and research disciplines, the industry and public sector, who are active and/or interested in the FAIR data principles and in particular in assessment criteria and methodologies for evaluating their real-life uptake and implementation level.


Recent Activity

15 Jul 2019

Status of discussions 2019-07-15

Dear WG,
Based on the discussion at the last online meeting on 18 June, we revised
some of the indicators that were presented at the meeting, in several cases
duplicating indicators for metadata and data as was suggested. The new
indicators have been published in the related GitHub issues at
https://github.com/RDA-FAIR/FAIR-data-maturity-model-WG/issues. Please
review them and provide any feedback you may have, preferably as a comment
in the GitHub issue.

03 Jul 2019

FAIR Data Maturity Model indicators

Dear all,
I would like to draw your attention to discussion on the indicators that is
taking place on GitHub at
https://github.com/RDA-FAIR/FAIR-data-maturity-model-WG/issues. There are
currently a few members of the group engaged in these discussion and we
would welcome wider participation.
In particular, there is discussion on the following issues:

27 Jun 2019

FAIR data maturity model WG: we need your contribution!

Dear members of the FAIR data maturity model Working Group,
As mentioned during the third workshop, we would like you to provide
feedback to the proposals (i.e. indicators and their maturity levels)
presented on GitHub [1], if at all possible, *by the 30th June 2019*. As
you may have noticed in the workshop report [2], comments and suggestions
made at the meeting are listed under the principle to which they relate. In
order to take things further, the editorial team proposed resolutions,
where appropriate.

26 Jun 2019

Plenary 14 Session Submission deadline is tomorrow!

Dear members of the FAIR Data Maturity Model WG,

With RDA Plenary 14 scheduled to occur from October 23-25, the deadline for session submission is this Thursday, 27 June at 16:00 UTC. Submissions for meeting sessions are open to working groups, interest groups, joint groups and birds of feather (BoF) meetings.

Please note, however, submissions are accepted from group chairs only. If you submit a session request for a group, please notify the other chairs of that group.

24 Jun 2019

Report of online meeting #3 available

Dear members of the RDA FAIR Data Maturity Model Working Group
Many thanks to the participants in the third online meeting that took place
in two session on 18 June 2019 for your active participation and valuable
contributions. The editorial team is working hard to follow up on your
comments and suggestions.
We are happy to announce that the report of the online meeting is now
available from the section on workshop #3 in the WG’s area on the RDA
website at [1].
If you have any comments on the issues presented at the online meeting,

12 Jun 2019

Reminder for online meeting, 18 June 2019

Dear members of the RDA FAIR Data Maturity Model Working Group,
This is a reminder for the next online meeting of the Working Group will
take place on 18 June 2019, as usual in two sessions, the first at
0700UTC (local
and the second at 1500UTC (local times

In the call, we intend to discuss the interim results of the collaborative
work on the Google spreadsheet

27 May 2019

Reminder for contributions to the collaborative document

Dear members of the RDA FAIR Data Maturity Model Working Group,
As we are getting nearer to the next online meeting on 18 June 2019, we’d
like to remind the members of the group that contributions to the
collaborative document at [1] are open until the 31st of May 2019.
Following requests from the community, we have now added a section in the
document under the heading “Choices Beyond FAIR” [2] where you can propose
indicators and maturity levels for aspects that are not explicitly included