The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Building Responsible Open Science Infrastructures

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The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Building Responsible Open Science Infrastructures

27 Sep 2023


Date:  27 Sep 2023

Time: 13:00 - 15:00 UTC 

Please visit RDA Events page for More info and to Register for this webinar organized as part of the Research Data Alliance's (RDA) 10th Anniversary celebrations under the theme, 'Sustainable Development and Responsible Research.'  The event contributes to RDA's commitment to develop Open Science infrastructures across interdisciplinary and multi-sectoral communities that is responsive to the innovation needs of the major contributors and users of data in the sciences and humanities.

This webinar highlights the outputs of the EOSC-Future/RDA AIDV-WG’s deliverables:

  1. Guidance on legal considerations for AI and DV: a mapping of legal considerations for AI and DV as well as how to navigate legal frameworks for users of EOSC and other Open Science platforms. Specific attention will be given to the Schrems II decision and the effect of this on DV.
  2. Guidance for informed consent in AI and DV: The GDPR and other EU data and AI regulations as well as regulations in other jurisdictions have placed heavy emphasis on the role of informed consent in data sharing and data publication. We will examine the role of informed consent in AI and DV, addressing fundamental challenges to current informed consent frameworks and practices. The aim is to provide guidance for researchers and data controllers across disciplines regarding informed consent in AI and DV.
  3. Guidance for ethics committees reviewing AI and DV: Ethics committees (RECs/IRBs/IECs) have been confronted by new challenges when encountering the need for advice on data management and data sharing as well as in other areas of data processing. The use of AI and DV, especially in health-related research, requires investigation with regard to the ethical, legal, and social issues these raise for ethics committees and those submitting proposals for advice/approval to ethics committees. This guidance will assist ethics committees in understanding questions, methods, and procedures for reviewing AI and DV.
  4. An AI Bill of Rights: Underlying the growing application and use of AI and DV is a concern to ensure that data subjects are protected by these new technologies. The AIDV-WG will draft an RDA AI Bill of Rights that promotes fundamental human rights and advances trust in AI and federated systems for Open Science.

The webinar unpacks these deliverables within the context of UNESCO’s Recommendation on Open Science and its Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence as well as within the EU/EOSC infrastructures for AI and other leading national and international Open Science infrastructures.