RDA/CODATA Legal Interoperability IG


Group details

Case Statement: 

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.


Recent Activity

18 May 2017

CODATA-RDA Legal Interoperability IG Calls: 22 May, 9 June, 16 June, 14.00 UTC

To the CODATA-RDA IG on Legal Interoperability, Greetings!
Thanks to everyone for completing the Doodle that Bob set up. The most viable times are:
Monday 22 May, 14.00 UTC
Friday 9 June, 14.00 UTC
Friday 16 June, 14.00 UTC
14.00 UTC is 16.00 CEST, 10am Eastern (Daylight) Time.
Please find calendar files for each of the calls attached and the GoToMeeting details below.

02 May 2017

Fwd: [rda-legalinterop-ig] Participants list Barcelona meeting

The spreadsheet below - listing participants in the Barcelona meeting - has been shared with the group.
CODATA 2017 International Conference, ‘Global Challenges and Data-Driven Research’, Saint-Petersburg, 8-13 October, Registration and Information: http://codata2017.gcras.ru/
CODATA 2017 International Conference, ‘Global Challenges and Data-Driven Research’, Now Accepting Proposals for Sessions and Papers: http://conference.codata.org/2017/

27 Apr 2017

Participants list Barcelona meeting

Dear All,
At the meeting in Barcelona I circled an attendance list.
I believe it did not reach everybody.
This is my transcription
The 3 with an x at the beginning of the line are subscribed members of our
Ms Ilze Lace Swedish National Data service
Sweden ***@***.***
Spain ***@***.***
Mr Daniel Salvat ALBA Synchrotron

26 Apr 2017

Doodle poll for RDA telecons

I think we need to regain some momentum on our various activities. I've
created a Doodle poll to try and schedule telecons in May and
June--perhaps 2 per month if we can find suitable times. For now, I've
suggested Monday and Friday mornings starting May 5. Please fill this
out asap!
(For the new beta version of Doodle, see:

25 Apr 2017

Re: [rda-legalinterop-ig] the fate of the universal library

This encapsulates the issue of CC NC: exclusion of commercial use of data, works that have no to very little commercial value on its own. A book that is no longer published has no value for the rights holder - in a sense it must be frustrating to have something that nobody can even find on the Internet. Having the content of all the "book" accessible is clearly an emergent characteristics of the Internet that should be recognized of high(er) value.
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From: jbminster <***@***.***>

06 Apr 2017

Fwd: First thoughts on BF/RDA-CODATA Legal Group collaboration

Hi everyone! Sorry I am not with you in Barcelona (in fact, I'm still
waiting in the waiting room right now for my mother to get out of
surgery/post op).
As you may recall from a telecon we had last month, the Belmont Forum is
interested in collaborating with us on a "case study" related to their
need to promote improved legal interoperability of interdisciplinary
research and data sponsored by Belmont Forum participants. They have
prepared a Google doc with a draft statement of the issues and proposed

05 Apr 2017

RDA plenary - short coordination meetup tomorow during lunch break

Dear all,
Actually everything is set up for our meeting Friday morning but for a very
last check-up I suggest we meet during lunch break tomorrow.
Those who are available please come to the upper level to the area near room
MR12 at the beginning of the lunch break.
I expect we will not need much time.
Christoph Bruch
Helmholtz Association
Helmholtz Open Science Coordination Office
W: +49 (0)331 28 82 87 61

05 Apr 2017

Fwd: CPDP Partner List • Future of Privacy Forum Call for Papers

The announcement below may be of interest.
Save the Date! International CODATA 2017 Conference, “Global Challenges and Data-Driven Science”: 8-13 October 2017, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
The CODATA Prospectus: Strategy and Achievement, 2015-2016 https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.165830 summarises some of CODATA's most important activities over the last year of so.