Analysis of existing assessment tools as an RDA supporting output

27 May 2019
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Hi members of the RDA FAIR maturity working group,
We have now published the results of an Analysis of Existing FAIR
Assessment Tools on the RDA website as a supporting output of the working
group. This will be open for comment more broadly also beyond the working
The work can be referenced, we are just finalising the citation.
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  • Barend Mons's picture

    Author: Barend Mons

    Date: 27 May, 2019

    Hi, nice reading for Monday morning in the train..:)
    Great start, really, I like the visuals also very much and the cross analysis of tools is very important.
    Of course I also have some constructive comments:
    The most important one is that I like the notion of ‘beyond FAIR’ (in fact all kinds of additional implementation choices one can make once data is FAIR. Actually some of these choices can also be made for Re-useless (non FAIR) data. They can be intrinsically of high quality and in a perfect CTS repository forever, without ever be found, accessed, interoperated and re-used by any analytics algorithm (or human user for that matter).
    The term ‘non-FAIR principles’ seems highly ambiguous to me. On the one hand, I agree that these ‘choices’ are not ‘intrinsic’ to the FAIR principles, but for instance, anyone would broadly agree that the R (en end to which F, A, and I, serve) will be jeopardized if the data (for instance) are in a repository that is professorware and ‘down half the time’.
    So my suggestion is to change that column in the very nice graphic to: ‘Choices Beyond FAIR’
    Will read more carefully later
    Compliments for what came out of this group so far !!!
    Prof. Barend Mons
    Leiden University Medical Center
    President of CODATA
    GO FAIR international Support and coordination office
    Mail: ***@***.***
    ORCID: 0000-0003-3934-0072
    sent from my IPad

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