Joint Meeting: WG FAIRSharing Registry and Data Policy Standardisation and Implementation IG

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Meeting title
Journal Data Policy Standardization for FAIRer data: where we are, what is next. (Remote Access Instructions)

Meeting room: Tsodilo A

Collaborative session notes
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xikd7EQwXow50koRDP7ZXmrcLDUt7xHBVT6OpY_Fbxc/edit?usp=sharing

Group chair serving as contact person (responsible for the agreement with the corresponding groups)
Susanna-Assunta Sansone, Varsha Khodiyar, Fiona Murphy

Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group(s)

Organizers and session co-chairs:
Varsha Khodiyar (Data Policy Standardisation and Implementation IG): varsha.khodiyar@nature.com
Susanna-Assunta Sansone (FAIRsharing WG): sa.sansone@gmail.com
Fiona Murphy (Belmont Forum): fionalm27@gmail.com

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This is a joint session between the Data Policy Standardisation and Implementation IG and the FAIRsharing WG, in collaboration with the Belmont Forum.

The common thread among these 3 groups is the realization of a common framework for research data policies, which allows for different level of commitments and requirements, according to the stakeholders’ needs; and enables registries to better index the policies, making them discoverable, searchable and comparable.

The Data Policy Standardisation and Implementation IG will share and seek feedback on the latest draft of the journal research data policy master framework in the run-up to Plenary and provide an update on their activities to date. . Formal links and common areas of interest with the FAIRsharing WG will also be identified. This WG is in the process of defining a new phase of its activities, and the FAIRsharing registry is already working to enhance the description and discoverability of the data policies, inter-linked to the databases, repositories and standards recommended. Another related project on standardising Data Accessibility Statements (DASs) - a key part of journal data policy - is managed by the Belmont Forum, a group of funding agencies; this work will also be presented and discussed. DASs are common feature of standardised journal data policies proposed by the Data Policy Standardisation and Implementation IG and are also a tool that enables funding agencies to support and monitor compliance with research data policies. The Belmont Forum project plans to submit its final recommendations to its Principals’ Plenary in October 2018 and aims to report its status, findings and learning opportunities at RDA 12th Plenary.

Meeting objectives

1. Update group members and session participants on general activities of these groups focussing on the convergences, and seek feedback.
1.1. The Data Policy Standardisation and Implementation IG will present the latest draft of the journal policy research data policy master framework, which will be shared in the run-up to Plenary
1.2. The Bio/FAIRsharing WG will present the latest work to enhance the description and discoverability of the data policies, inter-linked to the databases, repositories and standards recommended
1.3. The Belmont Forum will presents its project on standardising Data Accessibility Statements (DASs) - a key part of journal data policy; this work will also be presented and discussed.
2. Discussion on possible joint activities among these three groups, and ways to engage stakeholders on policy and DAS implementation and the Bio/FAIRsharing WG is planning for its next phase.
3. Attract further members to the group(s).
4. Identify next steps.

Meeting agenda

- Brief overview of the groups: objectives and progress to date (45 mins)
- Proposed convergences and possible next steps: guided discussion (40)
- Next steps and wrap up (5 mins)

Additional links 

1. Data Policy Standardisation and Implementation Policy IG (https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/data-policy-standardisation-and-imple...
2. FAIRsharing RDA/Force11 WG - draft report (https://docs.google.com/document/d/16YIwpPHHSHI8qo0nKxLu455j_82pOBdu6UMA...)
3. Belmont Forum (http://www.bfe-inf.org/resource/belmont-forum-data-publishing-policy-wor...)
4. Report from Data Policy Standardisation and Implementation IG meeting at last plenary https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SrjUPMGqF-C6zioOqZ4NsCkCtTTpENS5anSP...

Audience

This is an open session for many stakeholders, including policy makers and representatives of funding agencies, institutions, societies, repositories, publishers and standards organisations; equally welcome are primary researchers interested in compliance with the research data policies of journals/publishers and their institutions and funding bodies. Participants should aim to familiarise themselves with the additional links provided and be willing to give their perspective to contribute to the open discussion.

Type of meeting
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