RDA/CODATA Legal Interoperability IG


Group details

Case Statement: 
IG Established

Status: Recognised & Endorsed

The proposed Research Data Alliance – CODATA Working Group on Legal Interoperability of Research Data (RDA-CODATA WG), will be established to address and promote the following objectives:

  • Define legal interoperability of research data and articulate why it is important for data interoperability and reuse.
  • Document and analyze up to four case studies in the areas of geoscience, biodiversity research, social sciences, and humanities of legal interoperability solutions in interdisciplinary and international contexts. 
  • Develop and publish core principles and guidelines of best practices through which legal interoperability can be achieved, and link to related information resources online.
  • Work with key stakeholder groups to get the core principles and guidelines of best practices adopted.
  • Generally promote better understanding and greater use by the stakeholder groups in the research community of the agreed approaches to legal interoperability of research data, focused on highlighting and enabling better integration and reuse of such data.


File Attachment: 
PDF icon 2019-04-03_RDA_IG-Legal-Interoperability_ResearchCompendium.pdf4.84 MB
PDF icon 2019-04-01_RDA_IG-Legal-Interoperability_Charter-2019-PHIL.pdf206.89 KB
PDF icon 2018-03-23_RDA_IG-Legal-Interoperability_P11_Downs.pdf631 KB
PDF icon 2018-03-23_RDA_IG-Legal-Interoperability_P11_Bruch.pdf1.06 MB
PDF icon 2018-03-23_RDA_IG-Legal-Interoperability_P11_Hodson.pdf555.6 KB
PDF icon 2018-03-23_RDA_IG-Legal-Interoperability_P11_Quinteros.pdf574.8 KB
PDF icon 2018-03-23_RDA_IG-Legal-Interoperability_P11_Stall.pdf1.16 MB
PDF icon 2017-09-19_RDA_IG-Legal-Interoperability_Plenary-10-Montreal_Session_handout_rev2.pdf155.01 KB
PDF icon 2017-09-20_RDA_IG-Legal-Interoperability_Plenary-10-Montreal_Session_Haendel.pdf1.08 MB
PDF icon 2017-09-20_RDA_IG-Legal-Interoperability_Prenary-10-Montreal_Session_Morrison.pdf69.31 KB
PDF icon 2016-03-17_RDA_IG-Legal-Interoperability_Plenary-7_Session_Presentation.pdf128.55 KB
PDF icon 2016-03-17_RDA_IG-Legal-Interoperability_Plenary-7_Session_Notes.pdf112.29 KB
File 2015-04-07_RDA_IG-Legal-Interoperability_Summary-of-Breakout-Session-at-P5.docx16.45 KB
File 2014-02-13_RDA_IG-Legal-Interoperability_Case-Study-instructions_final.docx18.12 KB
Office presentation icon 2014-03-25_RDA_IG-Legal-Interoperability_CReATIVE-B-IPR-findings-Rev.ppt124.5 KB
PDF icon 2014-03-20_RDA_IG-Legal-Interoperability_case-study-iMarine.pdf380.49 KB
PDF icon 2014-03-18_RDA_IG-Legal-Interoperability_Plazi-case_study_summary_RDA_final.pdf269.89 KB
File 2014-03-16_RDA_IG-Legal-Interoperability_Case-study-CLARIN-annotated-draft.docx17.68 KB
File 2014-03-27_RDA_IG-Legal-Interoperability_Dublin-Agenda.docx17.6 KB
PDF icon 2013-09-17_RDA-Plenary-Meeting.pdf102.6 KB

Recent Activity

16 May 2019

Plenary 14: Call for Sessions, Collocated Events, Posters and Registration Now Open!

Taking place from 23-25 October 2019, the 14th RDA Plenary will take place in Dipoli, the nature-immersed building of Aalto University, Helsinki, in Finland, “one of the happiest countries in the world”, states Per Öster, CSC-IT Center For Science Director and Co-Chair of the P14 Programme Committee.


08 Apr 2019

AW: [rda-legalinterop-ig] Remote participation in P13

Dear Bernard,

I hope the surgery went well!

We missed you in Philadelphia.

Our session went quite well and we got interesting feedback from then audience.




Christoph Bruch

Helmholtz Association

Helmholtz Open Science Coordination Office


W: +49 (0)331 28 82 87 61

M: +49 (0)151 14 09 39 68

01 Apr 2019

Remote participation in P13

Dear colleagues:
I had intended to participate remotely in the Group’s activities at P13. Unfortunately I have to undergo surgery tomorrow and it is quite likely that my participation will not be feasible. I’ll let you know if this changes.
Best regards,

Jean-Bernard Minster e-mail: jbminster@ucsd.edu
Distinguished Professor of Geophysics, emeritus Phone/Cell: (858) 945-0693

15 Mar 2019

Waiting for organizer to start this morning's teleconference!

Dear All

For those intending to join this morning's call, how about we wait for the call organizer at CODATA until 15 past the hour? If no start by then, let's reconvene next week at the usual time and online place.

Thanks very much for your understanding,

Best wishes,


Gail P. Clement
Head of Research Services & Librarian for Geological and Planetary Sciences
Caltech Library | (626) 395-1203 | SFL 329 |

15 Mar 2019

RDA Legal Interoperability Call - today at 3:00 PM UTC

Dear All,

The call for our IG is scheduled for today at 15:00 UTC, 15:00 BST and
16:00 CEST.

Please find below gotomeeting details

*CODATA-RDA Legal Interoperability IG Meeting *

*Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or
smartphone: https://www.gotomeet.me/codata

Try a test session: https://care.citrixonline.com/g2m/getready

You can also dial in using your phone.

Access Code: 618-724-493

13 Mar 2019

RDA/CODATA Legal Interoperability IG call

Dear All,

This call is going ahead as per the schedule.


Title: RDA/CODATA Legal Interoperability IG call
CODATA Meeting

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone:

Try a test session: https://care.citrixonline.com/g2m/getready

You can also dial in using your phone.

Access Code: 618-724-493

15 Feb 2019

Legal Interoperability IG

Dear all,

Thank you very much for the very effective call today.

Please find my notes at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ppudp1raRFAEHO6YxJP9JHk0JJsw5Bi19RPV...

The next call will be at the same time next week (Friday 22 Feb, 15:00 UTC)! You should all have the regular call in your dairies on a weekly basis. If not please request the details and the calendar invitation from Asha