FAIR Data Maturity Model WG


Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
Lynn Yarmey
TAB Liaison: 
Jane Wyngaard
WGs Producing deliverables (~6-12 months after RDA endorsement)

FAIR Data Maturity Model: core criteria to assess the implementation level of the FAIR data principles

The RDA FAIR Data Maturity Model Working Group develops as an RDA Recommendation a common set of core assessment criteria for FAIRness and a generic and expandable self-assessment model for measuring the maturity level of a dataset. The aim is not to develop yet another FAIR assessment approach but to build on existing initiatives, looking at common elements and allowing the group to identify core elements for the evaluation of FAIRness. That will increase the coherence and interoperability of existing or emerging FAIR assessment frameworks and it will ensure the combination and compatibility of their results in a meaningful way.


The WG brings together stakeholders from different scientific and research disciplines, the industry and public sector, who are active and/or interested in the FAIR data principles and in particular in assessment criteria and methodologies for evaluating their real-life uptake and implementation level.


Recent Activity

26 Jun 2019

Plenary 14 Session Submission deadline is tomorrow!

Dear members of the FAIR Data Maturity Model WG,

With RDA Plenary 14 scheduled to occur from October 23-25, the deadline for session submission is this Thursday, 27 June at 16:00 UTC. Submissions for meeting sessions are open to working groups, interest groups, joint groups and birds of feather (BoF) meetings.

Please note, however, submissions are accepted from group chairs only. If you submit a session request for a group, please notify the other chairs of that group.

24 Jun 2019

Report of online meeting #3 available

Dear members of the RDA FAIR Data Maturity Model Working Group
Many thanks to the participants in the third online meeting that took place
in two session on 18 June 2019 for your active participation and valuable
contributions. The editorial team is working hard to follow up on your
comments and suggestions.
We are happy to announce that the report of the online meeting is now
available from the section on workshop #3 in the WG’s area on the RDA
website at [1].
If you have any comments on the issues presented at the online meeting,

12 Jun 2019

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
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

27 May 2019

Reminder for contributions to the collaborative document

Dear members of the RDA FAIR Data Maturity Model Working Group,
As we are getting nearer to the next online meeting on 18 June 2019, we’d
like to remind the members of the group that contributions to the
collaborative document at [1] are open until the 31st of May 2019.
Following requests from the community, we have now added a section in the
document under the heading “Choices Beyond FAIR” [2] where you can propose
indicators and maturity levels for aspects that are not explicitly included

27 May 2019

Analysis of existing assessment tools as an RDA supporting output

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.

23 May 2019

Extensive list of FAIRness evaluation criteria from SHARC- Re: [fair_maturity]

Dear colleague,
Many thanks for your fantastic work! Following your invitation to
contribute, we would like to share the extensive list of Fairness
criteria we have identified so far as part of the RDA-SHARC's work. But
we are a bit confused on how to do that on your document here
*So find our list of criteria there:*