status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Anne Cambon-Thomsen

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison: Bridget Walker

This is the subgroup of the RDA-COVID-19 working group focusing on Legal and Ethical aspects.


Co-chair assigned:  Anne Cambon-Thomsen

Moderator(s):  Alexander Bernier, John Brian Pickering,



Useful Information for RDA COVID-19 Legal and Ethical Subgroup


Legal and Ethical subgroup priorities:

  • understand any cross-cutting ethical and legal issues in the identification, curation and sharing of (personal) data
  • provide guidance to researchers and policy makers in terms of best practice ethical and legal data exploitation
  • provide support to researchers wanting to exploit available data resources
  • provide support to data providers wanting to publicise and share their data


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 the main COVID-19 WG 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.


06 to 25

Regular Ethics and Legal Subgroup Call

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 


RDA COVID-Legal-Ethical Sub-group Meeting

Our next meeting is planned Thursday, 30 April (20.30 UTC) and documents will start to be structured and redacted for the next release(s) of the WG output. 

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.