RDA Plenary 3 (Dublin) WG proposal from Susanna Sansone (Biosharing), Simon Hodson (CO-DATA) and Rebecca Lawrence (F1000Research) on connecting data standards, policies and repositories in the life sciences.
RDA WG proposal on connecting data policies, standards & databases in life sciences
Associate Director, PI
Proposed RDA WG on Connecting data policies, standards
and databases in the life sciences
PROPOSED WG: Connecting data policies, standards and
databases in the life sciences
Create a curated and cross-searchable registry of repositories,
standards, and journal & funder policies.
Help stakeholders to make informed decisions:
• Journals on repositories accredited to the level required by their
guidelines, but also meet the necessary standards.
• Researchers on which journals meet their funder requirements
and which repositories meet which journal standards.
• Repositories on the requirements they need to meet to ensure
researchers can use them to meet their funder policies and the
policies of the journals they wish to publish in.
• Funders on which journals and repositories meet their policies.
Growing number of reporting standards in life sciences
richness of data
Focus on life sciences:
• Ensures manageable size of project
• Pilot that is then extendable to other areas of science
• Develop assessment criteria for usability and popularity of
• Associate standards to data policies and databases
• Assemble journal and funder policies re data storage
• Make fully cross-searchable
• Thereby help stakeholders make informed decisions
Close interlinking with work of other relevant WGs (e.g. Global Service
of Trusted Repositories WG; Metadata Standards Directory WG) to
utilise outputs on the repository side will be very important