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Dear Bridget,
Sorry, I won’t be able to attend our meeting, too.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC)
Dr. Rainer Stotzka
Data Exploitation Methods
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen
fon: +49 721 608 2 4738
E-mail: ***@***.***
From: on behalf of dkoureas via RDA Communities of Practice
Reply to: “***@***.***
Date: Monday, 14. September 2020 at 11:01
To: Bridget Walker , RDA Communities of Practice
Subject: Re: [rda-cop] CoP Framework Document – Next / Final Steps
Dear all,
Alas, I will have to send my apologies for today’s meeting. There is a schedule conflict that I cannot resolve.
Overall, I think the document is covering the major aspects. I do, however, believe that we would still need to provide more arguments to the RDA community on why we proceed with this new body. The RDA landscape is already quite complicated for many, and introducing another structure might confuse people even further. I would argue that the CoPs could actually help better organise the current ecosystem of groups, by providing a more systematic approach to their organisation (at least for those that are linked with disciplinary/domain issues). Maybe this is a point we could also add in the text.
Ideally, I would see a bullet point list of benefits from the operation of the new structure. The arguments are scattered across the document, but bringing them together in one list could help articulate the expected added value of the operation of CoPs to the RDA community.
Kind regards,

Dr Dimitris Koureas
Department Head, International Biodiversity Infrastructures
Naturalis Biodiversity Center
Executive Director, DiSSCo Research Infrastructure
Coordinator, DiSSCo Prepare project | Chair, Mobilise COST Action
Research Data Alliance (RDA) Technical Advisory Board
0000-0002-4842-6487 | linkedin | @DimitrisKoureas | +31 (0) 71 751 9251
P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, NL
On Mon, 7 Sep 2020 at 16:12, Bridget Walker via RDA Communities of Practice wrote:
Dear all
The Framework Document is now ready for your final viewing before our meeting on 14th September. Could you please read through the document, check the revisions and resolve any comments (or leave to discuss, as appropriate)?
Our revised suggested timeline for the final steps of the document is as follows:
· 14 Sept meeting with TF to resolve document
· 14 Sept send document to Council, TAB & OA
· 15 – 27 Sept Council, TAB & OA review and feedback period
· 28-30 Sept Secretariat (and TF if necessary) incorporate feedback
· 1-15 Oct RDA community consultation
· 16-30 Oct TF Assessment feedback
· From November (if positive) set up CoP formally
The agenda for next week’s meeting:
1. Resolution of open comments and discussion points
2. Agreement on timing of next steps and stakeholders involved
3. Format for community consultation (so we have ample time to prepare while Council review is taking place)
4. AOB
Many thanks,
Best wishes
Bridget Walker
Office Manager
Research Data Alliance
Tel: +44-07307000352, +39-3405336956
email: ***@***.***
skype: bridgetwalker

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