status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Andrew Treloar, Corina Pascu, Vivien Bonazzi, Sarah Jones

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison: Stefanie Kethers


The coordination of data infrastructure on various levels (country, continent, discipline, sector) is on the increase. So called “Open Science Commons” or “Data commons” provide a shared virtual space or platform that provides a marketplace for data and services. Examples include the European Open Science Cloud, the Australian Research Data Commons, the African Open Science Platform, open government portals and initiatives outside traditional research contexts. Coordinating across these initiatives to enable a network of interoperable data commons is the goal. 

The Interest Group will provide a neutral place where people have conversations about Open Science Commons. It will function in a similar vein to the funders forum – space will be given to raise topics of mutual interest, track trends and reach consensus on priorities. The Group will work to reach a shared understanding of what a “Commons” is in the research data space; what functionality, coverage and characteristics does such an initiative require and how can this be coordinated at a global level? The IG Chairs will also proactively look outside the RDA community to connect with parallel initiatives in other spaces, whether in national / regional contexts or in other fora such as the OECD, G7 Open Science Working Group, UN’s Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development, CODATA, GO-FAIR and others. Recognising the broad scope, we will focus initially on Data Commons and extend to Open Science Commons as work progresses.

This Interest Group is closely aligned to the core mission of RDA as it is inherently engaged in building the social and technical bridges that enable data sharing. It will own the overall remit of coordinating the delivery of a Global Open Science Commons and monitor progress made within related RDA Working Groups and other initiatives to achieve this goal. Indeed, the scope is so large that the Interest Group is expected to run for several years and coordinate across many Working Groups, primarily those that are convened within this RDA IG forum but also aligning with existing WG/IG of relevance.

The Interest Group will help to coordinate and steer initiatives, assisting implementers to maintain focus while also providing wider context and meaning. It will encourage and facilitate global collaboration, helping to minimise data silos and adoption of standards and protocols to facilitate a cross-country and cross-discipline global open science commons. The Group will necessarily be large and diverse, representing many different stakeholder groups, sectors and countries. Chairs come from 5 different continents given the breadth of remit and need for genuine global engagement. 

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25
June
2020

Call for abstracts: RefResh Workshop @ SocInfo 2020

by Andrea Mannocci

Dear colleagues, Apologies for cross-posting.   ==== Call for Extended Abstracts ==== 2nd Workshop on Reframing Research (RefResh 2020) at the 12th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2020)
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31
December
2019

RDA P15 Melbourne - Session Acceptance

by Isabelle PERSEIL

  Dear Global Open Research Commons Interest Group and National Data Services Interest Group,   At its meeting on December 19, the RDA Technical Advisory Board considered your proposal for a session "Global Open Research Commons IG/National Data Services IG Joint Meeting" at Plenary 15 in 2020.   We are happy to advise you that your session proposal has been accepted. Congratulations!   TAB has some suggestions below for how you could improve your session.  
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09
December
2019

P15 Session Proposal Received

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

Dear RDA Chair, Thank you for your session proposal for Plenary 15 titled “Global Open Research Commons IG/National Data Services IG Joint Meeting”. 
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06
December
2019

RDA Plenary 15 Announcements - Registration And Calls For Co-Located Events And Posters Now Open

by Alexandra Delipalta

  RDA is excited to announce several important pieces of information related to RDA Plenary 15: Data for Real-World Impact, which will be held from 18-20 March 2020 in Melbourne, Australia at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, MCEC (https://mcec.com.au/).   This event will be hosted by CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) with the support of the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC).
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28
November
2019

Deadline For P15 Group Session Submissions Extended To 5 December 2019

by Alexandra Delipalta

Dear RDA members,    RDA's 15th Plenary meeting, Melbourne, Australia, 18-20 March 2020    The deadline to submit session proposals for Plenary 15 in Melbourne, Australia has been extended to 5 December 2019, midnight UTC. Group session application form Joint meeting application form
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12
November
2019

Deadline for P15 Group Session Submission Fast Approaching

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

Dear Group Members,   The deadline for group session submissions for Plenary 15 is 28 November 2019, midnight UTC – just two weeks away.  
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30
October
2019

For Info: Slides from BoF session at Plenary now available in our Organic Group

by Andrew Treloar

Dear members of the Global Open Research Commons IG, the slides presented by me and Mark have now been added to the Organic Group. Just login to the group and you will find them in the File Repository box on the right hand side of the page. Thanks for your interest in this group, and stay tuned for further news as we resubmit the IG Charter to TAB and work up the WG Case Statement as discussed in our BoF.
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