IG RDA/CODATA Legal Interoperability

Date & time: Wednesday 2nd March - 15:00 - 16:30 - Working Meeting Session 5
 
Meeting title:  Testing the ‘Principles’ and ‘Implementation Guidelines’ for the Legal Interoperability of Research Data

The ability of the research community to share, access, and reuse data, as well as to integrate data from diverse sources for research and education purposes, requires effective technical, semantic, and legal interoperability rules and practices.
Over the last 15 months, the CODATA-RDA Interest Group on the Legal Interoperability of Research Data has worked to sharpen the definition of legal interoperability, to prepare ‘Principles’ and ‘Implementation Guidelines’ which will help researchers, their institutions and other parties involved in the creation and stewardship of data, minimize the legal barriers to integration and reuse.
The ‘Principles for the Legal Interoperability of Research Data’ and associated ‘Implementation Guidelines’ were sent out for review by the RDA and CODATA communities, and other experts, in early December 2015. The final versions of these documents will be published before the Seventh Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance in Tokyo.

IG Page https://rd-alliance.org/groups/rdacodata-legal-interoperability-ig.html

Then go to ":Group Wiki" to access the:
Principles for the Legal Interoperability of Research Data
and
Implementation Guidelines for the Principles for the Legal Interoperability of Research Data

The objectives of this meeting will be:
1) to present and promote the final published version of the ‘Principles’ and ‘Implementation Guidelines’ for the Legal Interoperability of Research Data;
2) to identify international, data-intensive research projects with which the Principles and Implementation Guidelines will be ‘beta-tested’.
The greatest possible effort will be made to identify such projects before the meeting, so the challenges can be discussed. However, the meeting will also provide an opportunity for such projects to come forward.
Specific effort will be made also to identify projects in the Eastern hemisphere and to discuss the applicability of the Principles and Guidelines internationally.

The preliminary agenda outline is as follows:

1. Presentation of the Principles and Implementation Guidelines for the Legal Interoperability of Research Data (20 mins + 10 mins discussion)
2. Brief presentation of projects for beta testing; discussion of approach; call for further projects (40 mins)
3. Discussion of next steps (20 mins)

The Principles and Implementation Guidelines for the Legal Interoperability of Research Data are of relevance all parties involved in the creation and stewardship of data. Participants with expertise in legal issues relating to research data and those involved in data intensive project which may act as case studies for beta testing will be particularly welcome.
Contact person
Paul Uhlir