Plenary 3 - RDA-CODATA IG on Legal Interoperability

1100-1230, 1330-1500, and 1530-1700 on Thursday 27 march


Sessions One and Two:
cochairs, Enrique Alonso ( and Robert Chen (
Session Three:
Paul Uhlir (


The Research Data Alliance – CODATA Interest Group on Legal Interoperability of Research Data (RDA-CODATA IG on Legal Interoperability), addresses and promotes the following objectives:
1)  Define legal interoperability of research data and articulate why it is important for data interoperability and reuse.
2)  Document and analyze case studies in the areas of geoscience, biodiversity research, social sciences, and humanities of legal interoperability issues and solutions in interdisciplinary and international contexts.
3)  Develop and publish core principles and guidelines of best practices through which legal interoperability can be achieved, and link to related information resources online.
4)  Work with key stakeholder groups to get the core principles and guidelines of best practices adopted.
5)  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.
The RDA-CODATA IG on Legal Interoperatbility will hold a three-session meeting at the 3rd RDA Plenary meeting in Dublin in March 2014. The first two back-to-back sessions will be focused on getting preliminary reports on eight case studies and discussing them. A third session will review other activities of the IG and plan next steps to be accomplished by the 4th RDA Plenary meeting in September.
Session chair: Paul F. Uhlir
Rapporteur:   Pawel Kamocki

Session One, Review of Case Studies, 11:00-12:30

11:00        Introductions and welcoming remarks                Paul Uhlir

11:10        Case Study #1: CLARIN                        Pawel Kamocki
        - Discussion

11:30        Case Study #2: Plazi                        Donat Agosti and Willi Egloff
        - Discussion                           

11:50        Case Study #3: CReATIVE-B                    Wouter Los
        - Discussion

12:10        Case Study #4: iMarine                        Aureliano Gentile
12:30        LUNCH

Session Two, Review of Case Studies, 13:30-15:00

13:30        Case Study #5: All-Island Research Observatory            Tracey Lauriault
        - Discussion

13:50        Case Study #6: Digital Repository of Ireland            Tracey Lauriault
        - Discussion

14:10        Case Study #7: Cybercartographic Atlases            Tracey Lauriault
        - Discussion (see - Starts on slide 8

14:30        A Standards Perspective for Enabling Interoperability        Patrice Lyons
        - Discussion

14:50        Wrap up on the Legal Interoperability Case Studies        Paul Uhlir

15:00        BREAK

Session Three, Planning Next Steps, 15:30-17:00

15:30        Overview of activities of the Legal Interoperability IG        Paul Uhlir

15:40        Case Study #8: The Polar Research Commons            Mark Parsons

16:00        Roundtable discussion of plans
        - [details TBD]

16:50        Final observations and summary of actions            Paul Uhlir
                                        Pawel Kamocki

17:00        Breakout meeting sessions end

For more information about the RDA-CODATA IG on Legal Interoperability, please see: