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.

File Repository


Document provided by legal-ethical sub-group for the 3rd release of the RDA-COVID-19 WG recommendations on 8 May 2020

by Anne Cambon-Thomsen

This document is an extension from the previous one (a week before) with more resources cited and more precise recommendations. It is a seven page document.

PDF icon RDA COVID-19 Legal and Ethical v2-provided for 3rd release.pdf94.39 KB

First document fom the Legal-ethical subgroup for the second release of the RDA COVID-19 WG recommendations - 1 May 2020

by Anne Cambon-Thomsen

A 5 page document (RDA COVID-19 WG Cross-cutting Ethical and Legal Guidance) to be inserted in the second release of the RDA COVID-19 recommendations. It results from the two first meetings of this

PDF icon Output for RDA-COVID-19_1st May release - ELSI_Chapter.pdf159.65 KB