status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Juan Bicarregui, Anne Cambon-Thomsen, Ingrid Dillo, Natalie Harrower, Sarah Jones, Mark Leggott, Priyanka Pillai

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison:


 

I.  RDA COVID-19 Working Group Objectives

II.  Group & Website Navigation

III.  Weekly Webinar RDA COVID-19 Updates

 


I.  RDA COVID-19 Working Group Objectives

The overarching objectives of this Working Group (WG) are:

  1. to clearly define detailed guidelines on data sharing under the present COVID-19 circumstances to help stakeholders follow best practices to maximize the efficiency of their work,

  2. to develop guidelines for policymakers to maximise timely data sharing and appropriate responses in such health emergencies, and

  3. to address the interests of researchers, policy makers, funders, publishers, and providers of data sharing infrastructures.

The group will address the development of such detailed guidelines on the deposit of different data sources in any common data hub or platform. The guidelines aim at developing a system for data sharing in public health emergencies that supports scientific research and policy making, including an overarching framework, common tools and processes, and principles that can be embedded in research practice. The guidelines to be developed will address general aspects related to the principles the data should adhere to (FAIR and other principles), as well as specificities related to five thematic and two overarching areas (below).

 

 

The COVID-19 WG, since April 1st, has created five releases of the recommendations and guidelines, with ongoing efforts to continue to add and review material:

  1. A set of Guideline documents, highlighting the primary data sharing resources in five areas each with different data types and two cross-cutting themes (legal and ethics, software). Other areas will be added, if required, as the effort proceeds.

    1. Clinical

    2. Community Participation

    3. Epidemiology

    4. Legal and Ethical

    5. Omics

    6. Social Sciences

    7. Software

  2. A set of Resource lists in each of these areas.

  3. A Decision Tree tool to facilitate navigation to specific Resources.

This Working Group operates according to the RDA guiding principles of Openness,  Consensus,  Balance,  Harmonization,  Community-driven,  Non-profit and technology-neutral and is OPEN TO ALL. This group is part of the joint activities carried out by CODATA, GO FAIR, RDA and WDS under their Data Together statement.


 


II.  Group & Website Navigation

If you would like to review and contribute to content pertaining to the RDA COVID-19 WG initiative, please do the following:

  1. Become a member of the RDA.
  2. Join the main COVID-19 WG by clicking the "Join Group" link. This will enroll you in the email list for overall updates on the initiative, including announcements regarding the update webinars.
  3. Join the COVID-19 sub-group according to your expertise and interest; follow the links below to find your sub-group(s) and then click the "Join Group" link:
    1. Clinical

    2. Community Participation

    3. Epidemiology

    4. Legal and Ethical

    5. Omics

    6. Social Sciences

    7. Software

Helpful information can be found on the main COVID-19 WG wiki, including Q&As from the ongoing webinar sessions and how to submit resources for the catalogue being compiled. Updates and discussions on the overarching COVID-19 group can be found within the Posts section of the wiki, including all emails sent via the main WG's mailing list. Update webinars and related meetings for the overall group can be found at Events.

 

Sub-groups will organize their specific wiki pages and processes according to their group preferences, but in general, the structure is the same as for the main WG's webpages. Please reach out to the sub-group moderators or use the applicable email list for more information; see the Working & Sub-Group Organization wiki page for contact information.

 

To provide feedback on the "RDA COVID-19 Guidelines and Recommendations":

The current draft of the "RDA COVID-19 Guidelines and Recommendations" can be found in the Outputs section of this webpage; be sure to select the most current version that is attached for review, and provide comments using the "Add new comment" link below the attachments.

 


III.  Weekly Webinar RDA COVID-19 Updates

The weekly "RDA COVID-19 Update Webinar" occurs almost every Tuesday at 11:00 am Universal Time (UTC), and provides updates on the overarching COVID-19, Legal and Ethical, Research Software, Community Participation Working Groups, Indigenous Data contribution, and the four research themes (clinical, omics, peidemiology, social sciences), along with an opportunity for members to ask questions. Please register for these webinars at:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6250412848820262157,.

 

Recordings and presentations are posted on the Events meeting links for those who cannot attend the live sessions.

 

 

Posts

05
June
2020

FINAL WEBINAR JOIN NOW!! Tuesday 9th June UTC 11:00

by Bridget Walker

Don’t miss the final webinar on Tuesday 9th June UTC 11:00. Hear all the insights and highlights from the experts who have been leading the 4 research areas and 4 cross cutting themes in the RDA COVID-19 WG Recommendations and Guidelines, now in its fifth and final draft release and in community review until 8th June 2020. Join us and put your questions to the experts. Research areas - Clinical, Omics, Epidemiology, Social Sciences Cross cutting themes - Community, Indigenous Data Guidelines, Legal and Ethical Considerations, Research Software
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22
May
2020

WG Update Webinar Tuesday 26th May UTC 11:00 - REGISTER NOW!!

by Bridget Walker

Register now for our next webinar to get updates from the working groups as they move towards the 5th and final release of the Guidelines and Recommendations. If you have any questions you would like to address to the panelists prior to the webinar please send them to ***@***.***-foundation.org. Register for the webinar on 26th May UTC 11:00 at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6250412848820262157
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13
May
2020

Zotero Library clean-up

by Claire Austin

Hello everyone working in the RDA-COVID19-WG Zotero Library, Please review the Gdoc, Guidelines and Criteria for cleaning up and using the Zotero Library. The Guidelines have been updated in response to a number of questions that have arisen over the past week.
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13
May
2020

RDA COVID-19 Community Participation - Writing sprint for 2nd use case

by Timea Biro

Dear all, As some of you might know already from yesterday’s update webinar, the topic selected for the 2nd Use Case the Community Participation group is data challenges in participatory disaster response strategies.
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12
May
2020

Zotero meetings today

by Mary O'Brien Uhlmansiek

All, More Zotero training sessions are planned for today, Tuesday, 12 May, on the topic of resource "Tagging." Please note the presenter, Claire Austin, is presently dealing with a power outage, but the sessions are tentatively planned for 2:00pm UTC and 5:00pm UTC. Review the Zotero library - Guidelines and criteria prior to the meeting, and join via the following: - https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/848189565 - Password: washyourhands Thanks and regards, Mary
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12
May
2020

Update Webinar 11:00 UTC Today

by Bridget Walker

Join us for today's webinar to hear about the highlights from the third release of the Recommendations, view the updated timeline and listen to updates from the 7 working sub groups. As always, there is the opportunity to put your questions to the panelists. Please register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6250412848820262157 Bridget Walker Office Manager Research Data Alliance Tel: +44-07307000352, +39-3405336956
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11
May
2020

Re: [rda-covid19] Zotero library members: Do you wish to switch from "Member"...

by Andrea Perego

Thanks a lot for the pointer, Paolo. Very useful. - Just as a side note, I found quite sad to see that, out of the 3K+ COVID-19-related datasets, only 1 out of 3 is openly available. I do hope the work of the RDA COVID-19 WG will contribute to change this situation. Cheers, Andrea On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 6:21 PM paolo.manghi via RDA-COVID19
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11
May
2020

Call for Panelists & Presenters: Data Mining and COVID

by Merc Fox

The CODATA Center of Excellence in Data for Society at the University of Arizona (CEDS) is organizing a mini-forum on data mining, to be held within the Extraction: Tracing the Veins conference, sponsored by Massey University + Wageningen University this summer. We will hold sessions on biocultural data mining, legal and economic implications of data mining, and data mining through the lens of the COVID pandemic. The mini-forum will consist of 3-5 *pre-recorded presentations * for each session
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09
May
2020

Selecting the 2nd Use Case topic - RDA COVID-19 Community Participation

by Timea Biro

Dear all, As the overall timeframe of the RDA COVID-19 group is limited, it would only be possible for us to address another use case which falls under the Community Participation focus, not more than that. A few potential topics were identified during the scoping exercise and we would like you, the subgroup members, to have a vote on what should be our priority for the 2nd Use Case. Please find a quick poll to select your preference at https://forms.gle/hGCth6XTwJz4i8oe8
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08
May
2020

Record keeping and preservation in a crisis - Statement by ICA, ICIC, ARMA, CODATA, DPC, RDA, UNESCO MoW, WDS

by Claire Austin

From: HERTERICH Patricia <***@***.***> Date: May 8, 2020 at 6:15:25 AM EDT To: "***@***.***" <***@***.***> Subject: Record keeping and preservation in a crisis Reply-To: Research Data Management discussion list <***@***.***> Dear colleagues,
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