Widening: What is the FAIR Data Maturity Model and How it Can be Used

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29 Jul 2021
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Meeting objectives: 

The proposed session will bring together people interested in the RDA FAIR Data Maturity Model (FDMM) and other FAIR assessment approaches, to discuss the FAIR DMM model implementation and its use in real life. In particular, we are focused on those participants who are in early stages and are interested in trying the FAIR DMM as a future tool for FAIR assessment and want to understand the basic concept of the FAIR DMM as preparation for their selection process.  This can be those considering incorporating the FDMM in existing services or using the FAIR DMM and its criteria itself.

 

This session is intended to offer opportunity to existing implementers to share their lessons and for interested future users to ask their questions and raise their initial concerns from different domains.

We are also interested to get feedback about the interoperability as a goal: Is the target to achieve inter-domain or within-domain interoperability.

 

Meeting agenda: 

Collaborative session notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-waZK0XE_9ttcrLMN3JUXaM083QbIxwiydkr1Q0OuE8/edit?usp=sharing

 

  1. [5 min] Welcome, objectives of the meeting

  2. [10 min] Keith Russell (ARDC) - implemention in practice 

  3. [10 min] Frances Lightsom (USGS) - implementation in practice

  4. [55 min] Roundtable - speakers and FAIR Data Maturity Model (FDMM)  implementers

    Andreas Czerniak - OpenAIRE validator
    Erik Schultes - Go-FAIR
    Fran Lightsom - USGS
    Ilona van Stein - Metrics and Certification Task Force of the EOSC FAIR Working Group
    Keith Russell - ARDC
    Rob Hooft - DTLS
    Robert Huber - FAIRsFAIR tools

  • How to place the FDMM in the larger ecosystem?

  • How can the FDMM be used to implement FAIR?

  • How can the FDMM and your FAIR assessment method enable culture change around data and software sharing?

  • What do you think is missing from the FDMM for your implementation, what are obstacles/constraints in your implementation?

  1. [10 min] Action items and Next steps 

Target Audience: 

Researchers, data service owners, funders and infrastructures 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.

We are interested in meeting the newcomers and those who are starting their FAIR journey, the representatives of the Implementing methods across regions, and the use case owners who offered to share their experience.

 

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Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

FAIR Data Maturity Group Working Group

The RDA FAIR Data Maturity Group was established at the end of 2018 with the objective to bring 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. The Working Group completed 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 group has over 250 members representing a wide range of disciplines and regions around the world.

Short Group Status: 

The Working Group worked in 2019 and the first half of 2020 to develop an RDA Recommendation on assessment of FAIRness in research data. The RDA Recommendation FAIR Data Maturity Model: specification and guidelines was published on 8 June 2020 (https://doi.org/10.15497/RDA00050). Since then, the Working Group has entered maintenance mode and is currently developing a work plan for the next years.

Estimate of the required room capacity (Hybrid plenary): 
50
Type of Meeting: 
Working meeting
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Avoid conflict with the following group (3): 
Meeting presenters: 
Edit Herczog: EU, Keith Russell: AU, Shelley Stall: USA, Implementors and those with Use Cases