IG RDA/CODATA Legal Interoperability - RDA 11th Plenary meeting

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02 January 2018 1606 reads

Meeting title

Expanding Legal Interoperability in Specific Data Communities (Remote Access Instructions)

Collaborative session notes: 


Short introduction describing the scope of the group and if any previous activities

The RDA/CODATA Legal Interoperability Interest Group continues to focus on improving the legal interoperability of research data and articulating why it is important for data interoperability and reuse. Currently, the IG is focused on documenting and analyzing case studies in such areas as geoscience, health/medical research, and the social sciences, addressing challenges and opportunities to improve data interoperability in different interdisciplinary and international contexts. The IG has developed and published core principles and guidelines of best practices through which legal interoperability can be achieved, and is monitoring current developments related to open data sharing and access. The IG continues to work with key stakeholder groups to get the core principles and guidelines of best practices adopted and to 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.

Additional links to informative material related to the group

RDA & CODATA Legal Interoperability Of Research Data: Principles And Implementation Guidelines - https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/rdacodata-legal-interoperability-ig/ou...

Meeting objectives

The objective of the meeting is to report on progress related to key case studies and to exchange information on ongoing relevant activities and developments related to legal interoperability in Europe and other regions and in specific data communities. The meeting will also be an opportunity to plan activities for fall 2018 at the United Nations World Data Forum and at International Data Week.

Meeting agenda (see presentations slides below)

  • IG Progress Report
    Simon Hodson, Executive Director CODATA, France & Chair, EC Expert Group on FAIR Data
  • Principles and Practices for Enabling the Use of Open Data, a Case Study
    Robert R. Downs, PhD, Senior Digital Archivist and Senior Staff Associate Officer of Research; Acting Head of Cyberinfrastructure and Informatics Research and Development; Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), The Earth Institute, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, USA
  • Importance of Understanding and Documenting Legal Interoperability for FAIR Data
    Shelley Stall, Director, Data Programs, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, USA
  • Selecting an appropriate License for Open Data. The GEOFON experience
    Javier Quinteros, Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany
  • Legal interoperability as part of the Helmholtz Centres' Research Data Strategies
    Christoph Bruch, Senior Advisor on Strategy, Helmholtz Open Science Coordination Office, Potsdam, Germany

Target audience:

  • Members of the Legal Interoperability IG; other interested WG and IG members.

Group chair serving as contact person:  Christoph Bruch

Type of meeting: Working meeting

Group maturity: more than 18 months