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RDA Regional Engagement: Update on Framework and Governance

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    Hilary Hanahoe
    Participant

    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
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  • #130487

    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
    Tel: +39-345-4719284
    email: ***@***.***-foundation.org
    skype: hilary.hanahoe
    Twitter: @hilaryhanahoe
    Orcid ID: 0000-0002-0328-3419
    Web: http://www.rd-alliance.org
    _____________________________________
    RDA 14th Plenary Meeting, 23-25 October 2019, Helsinki, Finland – see updates
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  • #130484

    Tomasz Miksa
    Member

    Hi,
    I think the original intention was to structure regions in the same way as funders (forum/assembly/board). Thus, we wanted to remain consistent with the existing architecture of RDA.
    However, I agree that we might have ended up in creating too many entities. Giving up on Regional Forum now makes sense to me. It can be easily replaced with informal meetings or an interest group.
    KISS!
    Tomasz
    From: juan.bicarregui=***@***.***-groups.org On Behalf Of JuanBicarregui
    Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 3:01 PM
    To: Hilary Hanahoe ; RDA Regional Engagement Discussion Group
    Cc: Bridget Walker
    Subject: Re: [regional_engagement] RDA Regional Engagement: Update on Framework and Governance
    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
    Tel: +39-345-4719284
    email: ***@***.***-foundation.org
    skype: hilary.hanahoe
    Twitter: @hilaryhanahoe
    Orcid ID: 0000-0002-0328-3419
    Web: http://www.rd-alliance.org
    _____________________________________
    RDA 14th Plenary Meeting, 23-25 October 2019, Helsinki, Finland – see updates
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    The information contained in this message and any attachments are intended solely for the attention and use of the named addressee and may be confidential. If you are not the intended recipient, you are reminded that the information remains the property of the sender. You must not use, disclose, distribute, copy, print or rely on this e-mail. If you have received this message in error, please contact the sender immediately and irrevocably delete or destroy this message and any copies.

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  • #130483

    Raphael Ritz
    Member

    No objection here either.
    If need be we could propose for the Regional Assembly to allow
    for guest participation (in part) to fulfill the role that was proposed for
    the regional forum.
    As it stands at the moment the phrasing
    “The Regional Assembly will organise and host the Regional Forum to
    provide an opportunity for regions to gather and share information.”
    needs to be brought inline should the proposed removal of the Forum take
    effect. (I commented on the GoogleDoc accordingly). Cheers, Raphael

  • #130482

    This also looks good from my side – unless we see a really strong need for an additional body emerging we should keep the structure as simple as possible. Informal ad-hoc meetings may serve the purpose perfectly well…
    Andi

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