BOF Journal Research Data Policies - P6 BOF session

23 September 2015- BREAKOUT 1 - 11:00


The publication of research data is becoming an integral part of the scholarly communications process.  Researchers need clear and unambiguous guidance on how to adhere to a range of different policies: funders, repositories, journals, publishers and learned societies.  Currently, there is very little standardisation in the expression of these policies.  This session looks at one element of this topic with regards to journal's policies and asks who are the interested stakeholders and what can be done to improve the situation?

Session Objectives

1. To guage the interest in the subject.

2. To gain feedback from interested parties who are already involved in similar work both inside and outside the RDA.

3. To gain feedback on whether a working group in this area would be supported by the community.

4. (if applicable) to gain feedback on the priorities in this area for a working group and the next steps.

Preliminary Agenda

1. Rationale for a BOF session on journal's RD policies.

2. Overview of Jisc's Journal Research Data Registry Pilot project - lessons learnt so far. www.jisc.ac.uk/rd/projects/journal-research-data-policy-registry-pilot

3. Other work going on in this area.

4. What is the potential for a RDA group in this area? 

5.  If applicable - next steps.