How FAIR Are Our Data?

EDI webinar on February 15, 2022


  • Shelley Stall ( Senior Director AGU’s Data Leadership Program )
  • Mary Martin (Information Management Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study, UNH)
  • Corinna Gries (Director EDI, UW-Madison)

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FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable (, is a high level framework for communicating quality of metadata in terms of making data usable for somebody who was not directly involved in the sampling. More recently the Research Data Alliance (RDA) has developed guidelines for evaluating FAIR, the FAIR data maturity model ( This framework is still fairly general and research communities need to expand it with more specific community level criteria. DataONE has taken the initiative to develop such criteria for data in the DataONE community ( 
Shelley Stall talked about the RDA FAIR document, Mary Martin about how she is using the FAIR analysis in her own data management for the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study and Corinna Gries discussed specific groups of RDA+DataONE FAIR criteria and how they may be applied in EDI or for a particular project or single dataset.