[CODATA-international] Fwd: [rda-legalinterop-ig] Legal Interoperability of Research Data: Principles and Implementation Guidelines

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Fri Sep 9 02:46:50 EDT 2016

The CODATA-RDA Legal Interoperability Interest Group has studied the issues
related to the intellectual property of data: the resulting outcome is a
set of principles and practical implementation guidelines. They are offered
as high-level guidance to all members of the research community—the
funders, managers of data centers, librarians, archivists, publishers,
policymakers, university administrators, individual researchers, and their
legal counsel—who are engaged in activities that involve the access to
and reuse of research data from diverse sources.  The Principles are
synergistic, so their greatest benefit is realized when they are considered

The following Principles on the Legal Interoperability of Research Data
focus on all types of data that are used primarily in publicly funded
research in government and academia:

• One: Facilitate the lawful access to and reuse of research data.
• Two: Determine the rights to and responsibilities for the data.
• Three: Balance the legal interests.
• Four: State the rights transparently and clearly.
• Five: Promote the harmonization of rights in research data.
• Six: Provide proper attribution and credit for research data.

*The attached guidelines have been refined through two strenuous rounds of
peer review and a penultimate version of the Principles and Guidelines for
Legal Interoperability of Research Data has now been made more widely
available*.  This document examines each of the six principles and provides
guidelines for implementing these principles.

The Implementation Guidelines will be discussed and considered for adoption
by the CODATA and RDA communities in sessions at SciDataCon <
www.scidatacon.org/2016/> and the RDA Plenary https://rd-alliance.

Any final comments and suggestions for improvements (not wholesale
revision) may be made by 23 September, after which a final version will be

Asha Law | Program Assistant, CODATA | http://www.codata.org

E-Mail: asha at codata.org
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