Abstract: The FAIR principles were received with broad acceptance in several scientific communities. However, there is still some degree of uncertainty on how they should be implemented. Several self-report questionnaires have been proposed to assess the implementation of the FAIR principles. Moreover, the FAIRmetrics group released 14, general-purpose maturity for representing FAIRness. Initially, these metrics were conducted as open-answer questionnaires. Recently, these metrics have been implemented into software that can automatically harvest metadata from metadata providers and generate a principle-specific FAIRness evaluation. With so many different approaches for FAIRness evaluations, we believe that further clarification on their limitations and advantages, as well as on their interpretation and interplay should be considered.
Keywords: FAIR metrics; FAIR principles; FAIR data; FAIRness; Implementation; Maturity indicators; Scientific community