RDA/CODATA Legal Interoperability IG


Group details

Robert Chen, Christoph Bruch, Simon Hodson, Gail Peretsman-Clement
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

17 Oct 2017

RDA Legal Interoperability calls

Dear All,
We have scheduled next two calls for our IG. Please find below calendar
invites to add the same to your local calendar tool.
Friday 10th November at 14:00 UTC or 15:00 BST or 16:00 CEST.
Friday 8th December at 14:00 UTC or 15:00 BST or 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

13 Oct 2017

Suspicious email

Please, Please, Please, do not click on the link, unless you know with certainty that this is legitimate.
One of my browsers (Firefox) got highjacked and Phishing emails have been sent to numerous people in my contact list. I fear this is one such email. I spent much of yesterday vaccinating my machine, with only limited success.
If this is a legitimate email, can someone let me know? In that case, I would apologize for the false alarm.
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10 Oct 2017

Doodle poll for our next calls

I am writing to schedule a date for our next teleconference calls. Please
complete the poll by end of business on 13 October, 2017 so we can schedule
the meeting and send you a notification. Link:
CODATA 2017 International Conference, ‘Global Challenges and Data-Driven
Research’, Saint-Petersburg, 8-13 October, Registration and Information:

26 Sep 2017

From the front lines of data licensing at a research institution!

Dear All,
Wishing you all a smooth re-entry from last week's plenary in Montreal. I miss the lobster poutine!
The below exchange about data licensing (with requestor anonymized) is a pretty good reflection of the legal confusion and uncertainty facing researchers in today's online data ecosystem.
Maybe another resource we could work on is an FAQ covering actual legal interop questions asked and answered?
Gail P. Clement  | Head of Research Services  | Caltech Library  | Mail Code 1-43  | Pasadena CA 91125-4300  | 626-395-1203

25 Sep 2017

New Legal Interop resource list on Zotero

Dear Colleagues,
Please check out this first attempt at a shared online resource of papers, presentations, policies, web sites of interest to Legal interop of research data. It represents resources the IG has created or shared since our inception. All of our email exchanges were culled for links and shares.
Your participation is most welcome! You can join zotero.org at no cost, then join the group and add other readings/resources of interest.

23 Sep 2017

Re: [rda-legalinterop-ig] Breakout session tomorrow is in Room Mansfield 9

Thank you too Melissa, and everyone else at Montreal, who made our Legal Interop session so worthwhile! Fran Berman from RDA Council mentioned it was an excellent program!
I'm compiling a Legal Interop reference shelf/ webliography of sorts where we can put all these super helpful resources out there for others to consult. Still figuring out the best options for most stability and access: will get back on this soon!
Best wishes, Gail
Sent from a tablet while on the go.
On Sep 23, 2017, at 8:17 AM, mhaendel <***@***.***> wrote:
Dear all,

19 Sep 2017

Breakout session tomorrow is in Room Mansfield 9

Dear Legal Interop Colleagues,
Tomorrow Wednesday Sept 20, our Interest Group is holding two back to back sessions to discuss the four case studies on data licensing beyond CC.
* The first session takes place 1:30-3:00 pm in Room International 2.
* The second (smaller break out) session takes place 3:30 - 5 pm in Room Mansfield 9 (street level, one floor below the RDA registration desk)
The handout for both sessions is attached for your reference
Hope to see you tomorrow!
Best wishes, Gail

13 Sep 2017

Using R to manage metadata and promote interoperability (FDI-WG)

Dear IG's / WG's,

We would like to invite you to an RDA related event that we believe to be relevant to your activities; "Use R to manage metadata of especially time-series (in our case related to Tuna Fisheries) and comply with OGC standards while using controlled vocabularies." 

Most of the presented software is Open Source, and we will demonstrate how it can help (you) to manage time-series and geospatial data. We welcome feed-back, and if this of your interest, please consider to join the FDI-WG

You can read details here: 

08 Sep 2017

Notes from this morning's call

1. Speakers, topics, and session structure for Montreal have been finalized and reflected on the official program page at https://www.rd-alliance.org/ig-rdacodata-legal-interoperability-rda-10th.... We are focusing on three case studies in data licensing beyond Creative Commons that are each very compelling and have great synergy amongst them:
* Belmont Forum - Dr. Carrie Seltzer;
* NIH awardees - Dr. Melissa Haendel;