I'm sure you have been very busy updating and completing your Case Studies on the Legal Interoperability of Research Data ;-) If not, please make sure to complete the full (<10 p.) draft no later than Monday, September 8. The idea is to distribute all of them to the IG members and have only a "meta" discussion, rather than another separate discussion of each one. We will have one breakout session on the Case Studies and one on the Principles at the P4 meeting in Amsterdam at the end of September. The times of the breakout sessions have not been set yet.
Attached are the updated guidelines for the Case Studies, based on our discussions from the last RDA meeting in March. Please note that the only changes in the 6 questions for the Case Studies (in the middle of p.1) are in Qs 2, 4 and a new 6. We also have added a new action item relating to developing a set of Principles for the Legal Interoperability of Research Data, including their purpose, on the bottom of p.1, and a substantially revised schedule of milestones on p.2. Any comments or questions are welcome.
Please note, in particular, that we will have a 1-day workshop on Tuesday, October 21, in Washington, DC to develop draft Principles. We hope that you are able to attend this meeting. We do not have any travel funds, but would be pleased to connect remotely to all interested parties. There also will be ample opportunities in the subsequent months to engage in the process of developing the Principles and we will discuss the (almost final) draft at the RDA Plenary 5 meeting next March in San Diego.
Finally, please sign up for this IG listserv on the RDA website, if you have not already done so. Let me know if you have any difficulties or no longer wish to be a part of this IG.