status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Edit Herczog, Keith Russell, Shelley Stall

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison: Stefanie Kethers

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.


Plenary participation


RDA FAIR Data Maturity Model: the future of FAIR assessment in support of reuse of research data

  • Presentation of the agenda and objectives of the meeting (5 minutes)
  • History and achievements of the work in the RDA FAIR Data Maturity Model Working Group (10 minutes)


FAIR Data Maturity Model WG: 3rd face-to-face meeting

  • Welcome, objectives of the meeting