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02 May 2017

BioSharing Registry: connecting data policies, standards & databases in life sciences WG at the RDA 9th Plenary meeting

The joint RDA/Force11 BioSharing WG enjoyed a busy and productive RDA 9th Plenary. The aim of the WG is to firstly define guidelines to link information on databases, content standards and journal and funder data policies and then secondly, to implement them in the existing BioSharing portal (https://www.biosharing.org). The BioSharing WG is now at the end of its 18 month lifespan and as such has produced a set of recommendations.

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02 May 2017

Meaningful Health Data for Research and for Industry - Outcomes from the IG Health Data meeting at the RDA 9th Plenary

A lively discussion has taken place during the Health Data Interest Group meeting, held at Barcelona RDA P9, within a session dedicated to Meaningful Health Data for Research and for Industry.

Two initial topics were defined: How to define anonymisation and pseudonymisation of Health Data, and Requirements of Open Science, respectively introduced by Rocco Panetta (Secretary General of Italian Compliance Forum) and Becca Wilson (Bristol University, UK).

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02 May 2017

RDA Plenary 9 Communication & Coordination activity summary

The RDA Secretariat has heard from a number of different parts of the organization that, with more groups being endorsed every day, it is getting harder and harder to keep up with what is happening in RDA.  This means that groups don’t always know who they should be connecting with across the organization, there is increasing risk of duplicate effort across groups, and newcomers are struggling to figure out where to jump in.

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