Data without boundaries: legal and policy aspects
- Anton Ellenbroek (FAO)
- Sergio Andreozzi (EGI.eu)
The (re)-use of data, also in fishery and marine sciences, need data sharing policies and legal aspects in addition to technological interoperability.
FAO has prepared data sharing and legal interoperability policies in Virtual Research Environments, to be joined with a technical feasibility analysis by CNR. This activity will be completed by February 2016.
The workshop objective is to reach out to other communities with similar policies demand:
1) Overcome legal barriers in sharing fishery & marine sciences data-sets with other institutions and communities;
2) Deliver a set of legally relevant instructions to data providers and consumers to describe their data, access to data, and the life-cycle of data in an infrastructure;
3) Devise a context where infrastructure support to processing a mix of public and non-public data-sets results in improved data availability whilst respecting legal dissemination boundaries;
4) Present a use case with a regional database targeting fisheries’ productivity;
5) The ensuing discussion will aim to advice on legal interoperability support through an infrastructure (VRE’s), especially where storage and access arrangements are required (e.g. to support confidentiality needs of data owners).