RDA/CODATA Legal Interoperability IG


Group details

Case Statement: 
IG Established

Status: Recognised & Endorsed

The proposed Research Data Alliance – CODATA Working Group on Legal Interoperability of Research Data (RDA-CODATA WG), will be established to address and promote the following objectives:

  • Define legal interoperability of research data and articulate why it is important for data interoperability and reuse.
  • Document and analyze up to four case studies in the areas of geoscience, biodiversity research, social sciences, and humanities of legal interoperability solutions in interdisciplinary and international contexts. 
  • Develop and publish core principles and guidelines of best practices through which legal interoperability can be achieved, and link to related information resources online.
  • Work with key stakeholder groups to get the core principles and guidelines of best practices adopted.
  • Generally promote better understanding and greater use by the stakeholder groups in the research community of the agreed approaches to legal interoperability of research data, focused on highlighting and enabling better integration and reuse of such data.


Recent Activity

15 Feb 2019

Legal Interoperability IG

Dear all,
Thank you very much for the very effective call today.
Please find my notes at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ppudp1raRFAEHO6YxJP9JHk0JJsw5Bi19RPV...
The next call will be at the same time next week (Friday 22 Feb, 15:00 UTC)! You should all have the regular call in your dairies on a weekly basis. If not please request the details and the calendar invitation from Asha <***@***.***>

15 Feb 2019


…sorry I will not be available today again. :-(. Bernard
Jean-Bernard Minster e-mail: ***@***.***
Distinguished Professor of Geophysics, emeritus Phone/Cell: (858) 945-0693
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California San Diego, IGPP (0225)
La Jolla, CA 92093-0225
FEDEX Address:
IGPP Rm 2210
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
8765 Biological Grade, EAMS Code 6317

14 Feb 2019

AW: [rda-legalinterop-ig] Legal Interoperability Next Steps

Dear All,
Please find here a possible approach as a basis for the development of an updated charter for our IG:
Christoph Bruch
Helmholtz Association
Helmholtz Open Science Coordination Office

08 Feb 2019

Link to Revised Charter as a google doc

Dear Colleagues,
We are looking forward to meeting you online tomorrow for our IG teleconference (Connection details were sent out previously from Asha at CODATA.)
In preparation for the Legal Interop Group's discussion tomorrow and in the coming weeks, please refer to the wee beginnings of our revised charter, online for viewing and comment at

05 Feb 2019

Invitation: RDA/CODATA Legal Interoperability IG call @ Weekly from 4pm to 5pm on Friday from Fri Feb 8 to Fri Apr 5 (CET) (rda-legalinterop-ig@rda-groups.org)

You have been invited to the following event.
Title: RDA/CODATA Legal Interoperability IG call
CODATA Meeting
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone:
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04 Feb 2019

Update from Co-Chairs

Dear Legal Interop Colleagues,
Happy New Year to you all!
Co-Chairs Christoph Bruch, Robert Chen, and I have been working as a small subset to reconsider the IG's aims in preparation for submitting a revised IG charter outlining our future aims and continued work.
Please join our soon-to-resume weekly Friday telecon discussions as we finalize the Group's revised charter. CODATA will be sending around the details for these calls shortly.