New RDA FAIR data maturity model WG: first face to face meeting and February webinars
The RDA Working Group "FAIR data maturity model" established in January 2019 aims primarily to develop as an RDA Recommendation a common set of core assessment criteria for FAIRness, which will be accompanied by a generic and expandable self-assessment model for measuring the implementation level of the FAIR data principles. The expected outcomes of this RDA Working Group will improve the interoperability of existing and emerging assessment methodologies for FAIR, allow the combination and comparison of their results and increase the homogeneity of the FAIR metric tools developed at global level.
The Group will have its first face-to-face meeting during RDA Plenary 13 in Philadelphia, on 3rd April 2019 during the breakout session n. 4 starting at 12:00 (see P13 programme here). The session will aim to reach consensus on the key principles and phases of the design methodology that will lead to the definition of the common set of core assessment criteria for FAIRness. The group is also organising two webinars on February 21 and February 22 to discuss the scope of the work and look at an overview of existing approaches.
These meetings form a milestone in the work of the group, marking the end of an investigative phase and the start of development of a set of core assessment criteria in a hybrid methodology that builds on the previous and ongoing activities around the world. The results of the meeting will feed into the development phase that aims to produce a proposal for a common set of core assessment criteria for FAIRness to be discussed in a sequence of conference calls in the period April to September 2019.
For more information visit the Group page https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/fair-data-maturity-model-wg