Research data policy: are we winning? To help find answers, EUDAT is holding a workshop with its data access and reuse policy (DARUP) working group in Rome on 11 and 12 November 2014. This workshop will inform a report which will incorporate results from EUDAT’s survey on open data and contain insights into the path towards a common policy framework. Here's a sneak preview of key topics:
How to avoid serious injury in the legal minefield: aspects including an update on the EC’s Joint Research Centre’s Data policy, how to map the right legal issues and how over-complicating data management obligations will kill data sharing and re-use.
Next steps with legal Issues - questions include:
- How easy is it to label data? “Research”, “personal”, “sensitive”, “open”?
- Are there some kinds of data an e-Infrastructure just can’t touch?
- Guidelines or enforced policies?
- Are we powerless in the face of the law?
- Education, education, education?
Data sharing: are there too many sticks and not enough carrots?
The workshop will also include funders’ requests for data sharing, including an overview of current practices. Which incentives work and which ones do not? It will also consider EUDAT's role in supporting this area, with initiatives such as the EUDAT Licensing Wizard, policy guidelines development and engagement with/through the Research Data Alliance all planned for 2015
Follwing the event, visit the the DARUP area of this website to view outomes from the workshop and read the full report.