During our telephone conference last Friday we talk about whether openness or balance should be prioritizes in term of order of the principles.
I believe that our uncertainty concerning the order of the 8 principles is at least partly due fact that we not have a common understanding of the key message of our declaration.
In the title “International Access and Reuse of Research Data: Eight Legal Principles” we refer to legal principles, which will be commonly understood as relating to codified law.
In our conversation we agreed that we have a broader understanding of this term encompassing soft law.
If we stick to this meaning we should reconsider the title.
Our Interest Group is on legal interoperability.
The term is not mentioned in the headlines of the principles.
1. Balance. [Balance the interests.]
2. Access and reuse. [Facilitate access to and reuse of data.]
3. Harmonization. [Promote harmonization.]
4. Attribution. [Reaffirm the value of attribution.]
5. Restrictions. [Limit restrictions.]
6. Responsibilities of researchers. [Encourage individual responsibility.]
7. Transparency and certainty. [State legal rights clearly.]
8. Equity. [Promote equity.]
Harmonization obviously has great overlap with interoperability.
From my perspective a yet not decided question is whether the key message of our declaration is on open or on interoperability.
In in current form the declaration is addresses the general topic openness more that sub-topic interoperability.
If we decide to stick to the emphasis on the general topic openness we need to answer, at least internally, why we believe we need yet another statement on this.
If we decide focus the statement on interoperability it according to my understanding correspond much more with the core aim of RDA which is about practical solutions enabling data sharing.
Openness is obviously a prerequisite for this.
I believe RDA is based on the commonly held persuasion that research data should be publicly available for reuse, of course after balancing with other values, e.g. personal privacy, security.
So openness is a given.
The aim of our principle should be to give guidance to policy and law makers that the rules set by them support interoperability.
This focus would not imply a major change in the set of principles we have agreed on so far.
We would however change the wording in way to emphasize the our key message: interoperability.
Paul, please excuse I do not accompany this with a draft of the principles reflecting my thoughts.
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An: RDA/CODATA Legal Interoperability IG
Betreff: [rda-legalinterop-ig] Call-in instructions for Legal Interoperability group call tomorrow, January 9
In preparation for the call tomorrow, I would like to provide the call in logistics and the agenda for the call. I still have not resolved the conferencing issue online. Therefore, please call in to a conferencing service (toll-free in the US), Conference America:
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For participants outside the US, the call is NOT toll free, so please use your Skype or other low-cost international system.
In this call, we will have a general discussion of:
1. The draft Legal Principles themselves.
2. A completion of the discussion of other groups that have addressed similar data law issues that need to be brought into the conversation or review.
3. Your general comments on the subsidiary document of Guidelines that explains the issues behind the Principles.
Please also access the RDA website, go to the Legal Interoperability Interest Group home page, and click on the "Group Wiki" button on the right-hand side. The most recent draft of the Principles document is available there for discussion and your input. At the end you will find a list of other statements, declarations, and principles that we will link to in the Preamble, so please take a look.
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