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# FAIR Maturity Indicators
Tools to assess the FAIRness of a digital resource.
# FAIR Maturity Indicators and Tools
Resources and guidelines to assess the FAIRness of a digital resource.

The folder ['MaturityIndicators'](https://github.com/FAIRMetrics/Metrics/tree/master/MaturityIndicators) contains the text (as MarkDown) for the:
* Generation-1 (Gen1) questionnaire-style Maturity Indicator tests
* Generation-2 (Gen2) automatable Maturity Indicator tests.

Only Gen2 tests function with the current version of the [Evaluator software](https://w3id.org/FAIR_Evaluator).

[List of FAIR Maturity Indicator on FAIRsharing](https://fairsharing.org/standards/?q=&selected_facets=type_exact:metric)
## Directly Related Work
* [FAIR Metrics Group](http://www.fairmetrics.org/)
* [Collection of FAIR Maturity Indicator on FAIRsharing](https://fairsharing.org/standards/?q=&selected_facets=type_exact:metric)

Related initiatives
## Directly Related Publications
* [Paper describing the metrics in this Git](https://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2018.118)
* A manuscript describing the Gen2 Maturity Indicators, and the Evaluator, is currently in preparation

* [FAIR Metrics Group](http://www.fairmetrics.org/)
## Other Initiatives
* [NIH Working Group on FAIR Metrics](https://bd2kccc.org/working-groups/?v=commons&h=front) - [minutes](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z67UntK73zE8egLpKmIHfpexyuPWWV1gjcjfNeybK9o/edit?usp=sharing)
* [FAIR-TLC](https://zenodo.org/record/203295#.WVs8m4jfoUE)
* [RDA Working Group on Data Usability](https://www.rd-alliance.org/data-publishing-data-usability-certification-services-rda-8th-plenary-bof-meeting)
* [RDA Working Group on Data Maturity Model](https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/fair-data-maturity-model-wg)
* [Horizon 2020 Commission expert group on Turning FAIR data into reality](http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regexpert/index.cfm?do=groupDetail.groupDetail&groupID=3464)
* [Horizon 2020 Commission expert group on Turning FAIR data into reality](http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regexpert/index.cfm?do=groupDetail.groupDetail&groupID=3464

Publications

* [Paper describing the metrics in this Git](https://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2018.118)
* A manuscript describing the Gen2 Maturity Indicators, and the Evaluator, is currently in preparation

# HOW TO CREATE AND REGISTER A NEW MATURITY INDICATOR

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At this time, there is no formal process for adoption of Maturity Indicators (incuding those that the Authoring Group have designed themselves!), as there is no official body that can recognize or "stamp" a Maturity Indicator as being "valid". Nevertheless, authors should consider the comments and criticisms they receive, and modify the submission accordingly if the criticisms are justified. When the Maturity Indicator is considered ready for use, the FAIRsharing curators will replace the "in development" with a "ready" tag to indicate readiness.


# HOW TO CREATE A NEW MATURITY INDICATOR TEST

With the goal of providing an objective, automated way of testing (meta)data resources against the Maturity Indicators, the Authorship Group have created the FAIR Evaluator, which is running as a demonstration service at [https://w3id.org/FAIR_Evaluator](https://w3id.org/FAIR_Evaluator). The Evaluator provides a registry and execution functions for:

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