Hold the Date

Our next workshop will be 29th June 2018 in Glasgow book here http://bit.ly/2jTrU13

We will be reviewing key comments on the next drafts of guidance – these will be available online in advance for anyone to comment.

What else are we doing?

  • Considering contractual and collaboration issues around licencing data including financial risk
  • Considering how to present the information in  consumable chunks via a website/wizard
  • Linking up with CASRAI to discuss standard definitions for licencing terminology.  A breakout session has been planned for the CASRAI meeting – https://casrai.org/uk18/



Fantastic Community Input at Today’s Workshop

Thank you to speakers and attendees at our event today. Feedback was very positive and we have a lot of useful comments to take forward.

Here is the note – yet to be tidied:



final slides outline_data april 2018



We will be in touch with attendees with and wider distribution lists with an update.



Connecting Initiatives

As some of you may know I am passionate about connecting initiatives and stakeholders.

Today I am taking part in a call with Research Data Alliance looking at funder and publisher requirements for datasets.


Also looking forward to a UKDA event on dataset licencing and considering how to connect on that Continue reading “Connecting Initiatives”

Project Update February 2018

We have some draft documentation on licencing datasets and are reviewing and refining those.

We plan to hold a meeting in April to invite interested parties to critique these materials and re-visit the actions that were suggested at our first workshop.

It has been interesting and rewarding to meld perspectives from legal and research data services and identify gaps and misunderstandings that don’t always seem obvious to the other party.


Dataset Licencing Workshop 2nd November 2017

Over 30 participants attended the event on the 2rd November exploring issues around licencing of datasets.  How do creators of data select suitable licences? Do consumers of data understand what the licences mean? What do you think is needed to address concerns?

The consensus view was that more guidance and support tools was required.  We are working on some guidance and will be inviting further comments on drafts.

Full report and slides available here http://eprints.gla.ac.uk/151805/