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Dear Edit, dear Keith,
If I may, I would like to raise a point in relation to slide 23, concerning I.2 – “(meta)data use vocabularies that follow FAIR principles”.
The issue here is that it is not explicit which of the FAIR principles should be tested, and how, to determine if (and how much) a (meta)data vocabulary complies with FAIR principles.
I wonder whether providing clear guidelines on this topic is in scope with the WG.
I think it would be very much helpful for (meta)data providers to be able to verify if the vocabularies they use are or not FAIR-compliant. In case they are still deciding which vocabulary to use, FAIR-compliance could be one of the criteria to be taken into account. Moreover, I see benefits also on the side of standard bodies and/or communities managing vocabularies: in such a case, FAIR principles can be taken into account when designing or revising a vocabulary.
Andrea Perego, Ph.D.
Scientific Project Officer
European Commission DG JRC
Directorate B – Growth and Innovation
Unit B6 – Digital Economy
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Subject: [fair_maturity] 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 times) 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 [1]. We will also talk about a possible approach to the next phase of the development, aiming to consolidate the proposed indicators and maturity levels. Finally, we will gather opinions on the structure and contents of a face-to-face meeting at the 14th RDA Plenary in Finland in October 2019.
In order to give the members the opportunity to look at what we will present at the online meeting, we have published the draft slide deck to be used on the Working Group page at RDA [2].
The next online meeting of the Working Group after the one next week is scheduled for 12 September 2019. In the period between 18 June and 12 September, we would like to invite the Working Group to:
* Provide feedback to the proposals presented at the meeting of 18 June – if at all possible, by the 30th of June
* Contribute more indicators and maturity levels – until the 31st of August
* Share ideas about consolidation and weighting of indicators and maturity levels
The Google spreadsheet will remain open for contributions, and the GitHub repository [3] is still available for your feedback and suggestions.
By the time of the next online meeting on 12 September, we are hoping to present a more stable set of indicators to be included in a first draft of the maturity model. Towards that goal, the editorial team will summarise the contributions received until the 31st of August in the first week of September in preparation for the call.
We are looking forward to discussing the current status and further work with many of you next week!
Kind regards,
Edit and Keith and the editorial team,
Keith Russell
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