Dear members of the RDA FAIR Data Maturity Model Working Group,
We are very appreciative of the time you have taken to respond to our
survey and helped us finalise the FAIR data maturity model indicators.
Accordingly, as communicated earlier, the editorial team has put the
proposed change into motion;
● All suggestions
either downgrade or upgrade priorities have received a majority of votes in
favor, except for F1-01D Metadata is identified by a persistent identifier
(now RDA-F1-01D) and F1-01M Data is identified by a persistent identifier
(now RDA-F1-01M) for which the priorities will remain unchanged (i.e.
● All suggestions
addition, removal, combination or reformulation of indicators have received
a majority of votes in favor and consequently changes have been made.
These changes are now reflected in the FAIR data maturity model Indicators
and the FAIR data maturity model specification and guidelines. Aside from
the changes proposed by the survey, other changes have occurred in the
documents aforementioned such as; i) addition of a prefix to the indicator
ID, ii) reshuffle of IDs due to deletion and combination of indicators,
iii) final formatting of the document and iv) resolution of the GitHub
issues and comments in the document.
Please note that this version of the document will be subject to a public
review. This is to give a wide audience the chance to express their
opinions concerning the FAIR data maturity model. Please feel free to
forward this invitation to any person or group who may be interested in
providing feedback. The document is available – in PDF format – at the
RDA FAIR Data Maturity Model Working Group (2020). FAIR Data Maturity
Model: specification and guidelines. *Research Data Alliance*. DOI:
To participate in the review please submit your comments in the comment
section at the following recommendation page
The comments will be picked up by members of the editorial team and treated
in all transparency. If no substantive changes are made and the audience
is satisfied with the document, the document will be submitted to RDA for
endorsement of an RDA recommendation.
As mentioned, the document is offered for public review for a limited
period of time – from the *14th April 2020 until the 13th May 2020 *– after
which it will be withdrawn for comment resolution and revision.
Thanks again for your generous contribution and for helping the community
to make FAIR data a reality.
Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us directly or via
the mailing list.
The editorial team
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