Implementing the CARE Principles: The CARE-full Process

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26 Jan 2021

Implementing the CARE Principles: The CARE-full Process

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Meeting agenda: 

Collaborative meeting notes


Welcome and Introduction [15] (Stephanie Carroll, Shelley Stall)

Presentations of working session goals [15] (Maui Hudson, Edit Herczog)

Break Out Sessions [30] (Stephanie Carroll, Edit Herczog, Maui Hudson, Keith Russell, Shelley Stall)

Report Back and Large Group Discussion [30] (Keith Russell)

Meeting objectives: 

This Joint Session working meeting follows on the inital discussion held at P15 and P16. At this working meeting participants will brainstorm criteria and indicators to assess the processes for implementing the CARE Principles within research, government, non-profit and other institutions.

Short Group Status: 

With the Global Indigeous Data Alliance, the Indigenous Data Sovereignty IG primary output thus far has been the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance ( and group member participation in the RDA COVID-19 Recommendation and Guidelines, including and Indigenous data focused section jointly issued with GIDA. A brief on Indigenous Data Rights is anticipated as the third thematic output. This discussion will contribute to future outputs, and potentially the creation of a working group.

After a period of extensive consultation with the community the FAIR Maturity Model has delivered the FAIR Maturity Model. The working group has now shifted to maintenance mode, encouraging and sharing implementations of the model and revisiting the Model based on experiences in practice.

Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group(s): 

The global call for Indigenous data sovereignty—the right of a nation to govern the collection, ownership, and application of its own data—has grown in intensity and scope over the past five years. At the same time, researchers, data repositories, and data service operations are increasingly aware of the need to choose and prioritise data governance and stewardship mechanisms that align with Indigenous rights and Indigenous aspirations to improve data quality and functionality. 

Meanwhile there is a growing push for sharing and reusing data by humans and machines. The FAIR principles are increasingly being used as a framework for this. However appropriate sharing and reuse does require awareness of and application of governance and stewardship mechanisms that are relevant for indigenous data.

The RDA International Indigenous Data Sovereignty IG was formed in response to the need for a wider understanding of Indigenous data sovereignty, providing an avenue and space for high level collaborative engagement in the rapidly developing environment of Indigenous data. 

The goals of the International Indigenous Data Sovereignty IG are clearly aligned with the RDA mission of creating a global community to develop and adopt infrastructure that promotes data-sharing, data-driven research, and data use. 

The RDA FAIR Maturity Model WG was set up to develop a community agreed maturity model to assess the FAIRness of data sets and assist the respondent in identifying where they might be able to improve their FAIR data practice and thereby increase data sharing and data-driven research.

Type of Meeting: 
Working meeting
Group chair serving as contact person (responsible for the agreement with the corresponding groups): 
Meeting presenters: 
CARE Principles: Maui Hudson with Stephanie Carroll; FAIR Data Maturity Model: Edit Herczog with Keith Russell and Shelley Stall Breakout Discussion Moderators: Stephanie Carroll, Maui Hudson, Shelley Stal