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Thanks, Hilary, for the feedback.
I have no objection to the removal of the Regional Forum – it makes sense that this should not be a formal body. We can always call informal, ad-hoc meetings if required. It’s removal certainly makes things simpler.
“As simple as possible but no simpler” as they say.
Best regards,
Juan.
From: hilary.hanahoe=***@***.***-groups.org [mailto:***@***.***-groups.org] On Behalf Of Hilary Hanahoe
Sent: 05 July 2019 17:40
To: RDA Regional Engagement Discussion Group
Cc: Bridget Walker
Subject: [regional_engagement] RDA Regional Engagement: Update on Framework and Governance
Dear Regional Engagement Task Force Members,
During the June 2019 Council meeting, the latest version of the RE Framework document was presented and the governance aspects outlined.
The latest version of the document is available at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t6pKy8e44n_CnhiV3ILlv445gzxE73nI9Crd
Council appreciates very much your work to draft and define the latest version of the framework. There are a few minor edits that I have flagged in the online document. In reference to the governance model proposed, Council asks that the Regional Forum be removed as a “formal” body and we revise the document accordingly. Edits made in track mode on-line.
The rationale behind this request is that the regional model would start out with many layers of governance and complexity while the most important boards are the Assembly and the Advisory Board, covering regions with an MoU.
Aspiring region meetings and fora can be arranged on an ad-hoc basis, ensuring a lower overhead for both the secretariat and the Foundation.
So the next step would be to ask you to let me know if you have any objections to the proposed changes by close of business 19 July so that we can finalise the word version and update the public regional framework on the RDA Regions section of the web site – https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/rda-regions
This would be timely for me also as I will be in Australia from 20 July for 3 weeks and I would like to have an updated version of the RE Framework document available.
Many thanks to you all and have a lovely weekend.
Hilary
Hilary Hanahoe
Secretary General Research Data Alliance
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