IG RDA/CODATA Legal Interoperability RDA 9th Plenary meeting

Meeting title

Open Access through Legal Interoperability: Next Steps

Short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group: 

The Legal Interoperability Interest Group has recently published “Legal Interoperability of Research Data: Principles and Implementation Guidelines,” designed to help the research community expand access to and reuse of research data. The group recognizes the importance of continued efforts in this arena, including support for further implementation of legal interoperability in specific research communities and problem areas, strengthening of open science infrastructures to ensure long-term legal interoperability and access, and an active outreach and training initiative on legal interoperability issues. At this session we invite individuals from different research communities facing legal interoperability challenges to provide inputs on the potential benefits and limitations of the Data Principles and Implementation Guidelines in their areas of work, the key institutions and infrastructure elements that should be made aware of the Principles and Guidelines, and the types of outreach, education, and training activities and materials that might support such efforts.

Additional links to informative material related to the group i.e. group page, Case statement, working documents etc

RDA/CODATA Legal Interoperability Interest Group page: https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/rdacodata-legal-interoperability-ig.html

Legal Interoperability of Research Data: Principles and Implementation Guidelines: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.162241

Meeting objectives

The objectives of the meeting are to:
1) Identify a small set of test cases for further analysis with respect to legal interoperability issues and in-depth exploration and assessment of alternative legal interoperability approaches;
2) Identify key elements of the research infrastructure that should be targeted for outreach and endorsement of the Principles and Guidelines; and
3) Obtain RDA community inputs on priorities related to implementation, outreach, and training.

Meeting agenda

1. Brief summary of Principles and Implementation Guidelines effort; demo of endorsement page for Principles (20 minutes)

2. Case Study Presentations: One Repository, Two Implementations, and a World of Legal Interoperability Opportunities & Challenges

 a. One Repository: Invenio & Its Features in Support of Legal Interoperability of Research Data (Clement) (10 minutes)

 b. Implementation One & Its Opportunities and Challenges: Zenodo's (CERN) Biodiversity Literature Repository (Open Aire) Community Repository (Agosti and Egloff) (15 minutes)

 c. Implementation Two & Its Opportunities and Challenges: CaltechData Institutional Repository (Clement) (15 minutes)

 d. Q&A (10 minutes)

3. Future plans and wrap-up (20 minutes)


We specifically invite data infrastructure managers, research funders, data policy makers, and research community representatives to participate in discussions about how to promote awareness and endorsement of the Principles and Guidelines and how best to motivate and engage the relevant communities in implementation activities. We also seek those interested in leading or contributing to test cases in specific areas. The session will include a small number of invited talks followed by open discussion. Participants should review the IG document, Legal Interoperability of Research Data: Principles and Implementation Guidelines, prior to the session.

Group chairs serving as contacts: Robert Chen

Type of meeting:Working meeting

Group maturity: more than 18 months