Recent Activity: WDS/RDA Assessment of Data Fitness for Use WG

07 Jan 2020

RDA Plenary 15 session acceptance: "Towards Metadata Requirements for Data Quality Assessment Joint Meeting"

Dear Social Science Research Data Interest Group, WDS/RDA Assessment of Data Fitness for Use Working Group, and FAIR Data Maturity Model Working Group,  


Thank you for responding to the TAB comments on your session proposal "Towards Metadata Requirements for Data Quality Assessment Joint Meeting" for RDA Plenary 15 in March 2020. Your revised session proposal has been accepted. Congratulations! We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne.


Best wishes,


Stefanie Kethers (RDA Secretariat)

23 Dec 2019

RDA P15 Melbourne - Session Acceptance (Improve before Accept)

Dear Social Science Research Data Interest Group, GO FAIR Interest Group, WDS/RDA Assessment of Data Fitness for Use Working group and FAIR Data Maturity Model Working group,
At its meeting on December 19, the RDA Technical Advisory Board considered your proposal for a session at Plenary 15 in 2020.

06 Dec 2019

RDA Plenary 15 Announcements - Registration and Calls for Co-located Events and Posters Now Open 

RDA is excited to announce several important pieces of information related to RDA Plenary 15: Data for Real-World Impact, which will be held from 18-20 March 2020 in Melbourne, Australia at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, MCEC (

28 Nov 2019

Deadline For P15 Group Session Submissions Extended To 5 December 2019

Dear RDA members, 


RDA's 15th Plenary meeting, Melbourne, Australia, 18-20 March 2020 


The deadline to submit session proposals for Plenary 15 in Melbourne, Australia has been extended to 5 December 2019, midnight UTC.

12 Nov 2019

Deadline for P15 Group Session Submissions Fast Approaching

Dear Group Members, 

The deadline for group session submissions for Plenary 15 is 28 November 2019, midnight UTC – just two weeks away.

If your group is interested in submitting a session for a working group, interest group or joint meeting session, submissions will only be accepted from your group chairs, so be sure to coordinate with them to ensure proper communication of the submission.   

If you are a chair and submitting for a joint meeting session, all chairs involved in that joint session must be notified of the submission. 

29 Oct 2019

CODATA Data Science Journal Call For Papers: Research Data Alliance Results Special Collection

Dear members,

I’m writing on behalf of the editors of the CODATA data science journal special collection on RDA results.

I would like to recall the possibility to submit the outputs produced by this group for the special collection. 

17 Sep 2019

New RDA BoF: Curating for FAIR and Reproducible Data and Code

WDS/RDA Assessment of Data Fitness for Use Working Group members,
Find below an announcement for a new RDA Birds of a Feather Group that
should be of interest to you.
If you will be at RDA14 in Helsinki maybe I'll see you there!
Jonathan Petters Ph.D.
Data Management Consultant and Curation Services Coordinator
Data Services, University Libraries
Virginia Tech
(540) 232-8682

04 Sep 2019

RDA website unavailable due to maintenance on 4 and 5 September 2019

Dear RDA members,


The following message is to inform you that RDA website is scheduled for a technical maintenance from today 4 September at 10:00 UTC until tomorrow 5 September at 10:00 UTC.

Messages sent to RDA Group mailing lists will not be delivered during the maintenance period.


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


RDA Team

08 Nov 2018

Slides from RDA12 Plenary in Gaborone

Thanks to everyone who attended our thought-provoking RDA12 plenary session!

You can find the slides from our three presentations here. They include:

  • An introduction to the working group's approach and work so far (by Jonathan Petters and Marina Soares e Silva, WG co-Chairs),
  • Wade Bishop's presentation on the data user perspective,
  • and Luiz Bonino's presentation on GOFAIR's approach and efforts.

Also attached is a PDF version of the working groups "Checklist for Evaluation of Dataset Fitness for Use" (still in draft)

17 Apr 2018

Re: [data-fitness] RE: Session at RDA plenary meeting > Breakout 4 (Thursday...

thanks for this information.
With regard to the use of CTS, my concern here is that this is
certification of the container for the data, and thus is less relevant to
the data that people use. After all, the WG is not Assessment of Data
Repository Fitness for Use...
I'll have a look at the spreadsheet and see what useful comments I can make.
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28 Mar 2018

Re: [data-fitness] RE: Session at RDA plenary meeting > Breakout 4 (Thursday...

Dear Andrew, Helena, others,
The DANS FAIR data assessment tool is designed to be applicable by both groups (data custodians and data re-users), and perhaps also as a self assessment by the depositor, to see how FAIR his/her data are. But we are still working on a 2nd prototype,
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Date: Wednesday, 28 March 2018 at 13:59
To: hcousijn <***@***.***>, WDS/RDA Assessment of Data Fitness for Use WG <***@***.***>

27 Mar 2018

RE: Session at RDA plenary meeting > Breakout 4 (Thursday 11am), Room A03

Dear all,
Thanks for the good discussion in Berlin last week.
The PowerPoint presentations can now be found on the session webpage:
Best wishes, Helena
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