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Bridging the gaps between policy, coalface and data science in crisis situations

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    Stefanie Kethers

    Introduction to the WG and its objectives (10 mins)

    WG achievements so far (5 mins)

    Group discussion: How to bridge the gap between policy makers and data scientists (65 mins in total)

    3 lightning talks (pre-recorded or live) to kickstart the discussion. (15 mins)

    One policy maker

    One data scientist

    One “person on the ground” (NGO)

    Speakers tbc.

    Group discussion including (but not limited to) the following questions (50 mins):

    What do policy makers need from Data Scientists to make decisions in and around crisis situations?

    What can we learn from Data Scientists that can be shared with policy makers? 

    Depending on the group size, we plan to create breakout groups to address these questions.

    Wrap-up and next steps (10 mins)

    Additional links to informative material

    CODATA FAIR Data for Disaster Risk Research:…
    CODATA International Data Policy Committee:…

    Applicable Pathways
    Data Infrastructures – Organisational to Environments

    Avoid conflict with the following group (1)
    Understanding and Capturing the Uptake of Digital Research Infrastructure IG

    Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group
    The vision of the DSTS_CS-WG is to contribute to a mapping and understanding of the scientific and (Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) characteristics of data systems, innovative tools, and comprehensive services that contribute to reliable and resilient preparation, response, and recovery to crisis situations. The WG Case Statement can be found here:…
    The WG was endorsed by the RDA in October 2023, just prior to its first session at RDA Plenary 21 and gained support from RDA TIGER.  Still in its start-up phase, the group is currently meeting monthly to finalise the definition of our case studies, advance other parts of our work plan and establish and strengthen our connections with other communities within and outside of RDA.

    Group chair serving as contact person
    Stefanie Kethers

    I Understand a Chair Must be Present at the Event to Hold the Breakout Session

    Meeting objectives

    Celebrate what the group has done so far 

    Advance the work of the WG

    Identify pieces of work and recruit active participants

    Set up task groups to address further pieces of work in the WG

    Please indicate at least (3) three breakout slots that would suit your meeting.
    Breakout 1, Breakout 4, Breakout 7, Breakout 10, Breakout 13, Breakout 16

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