The aim is to identify needs for refinements of various standards and protocols that are involved in technical interoperability for data 'ownership' and software. Various licenses, protocols and standards, used in one single workflow can hamper the smooth and detailed running of these workflows, undermining the usefulness and relevance for determining EBV values. Among others, the following aspects will be taken into consideration:
During the duration of the whole project this WP will follow closely the work of WP2 and WP3 by helping to select the legal interoperability experts attending the four workshops, and involving the cooperating research infrastructures and key user communities of the chosen EBVs so that the rest of the listed tasks that follow can be successfully achieved.
WP4 aims at a full 'two-way street' communication line between the major global policy bodies. A major tool is the drafting of a position paper, containing the main recommendations from the consortium and the experts in the workshops, incl. scientific, technical and legal topics. GLOBIS-B intends to be a worthy consulting expert partner for these policy bodies and the consortium has the required persons, expertise, experience and network to act as such. The project, with its experts should act in this task as a 'fire starter' for full cooperation between global research infrastructures, their scientific users and the policy bodies mentioned.
Besides presenting possible solutions and agreements to the identified issues, that are supported by both the scientific community and the research infrastructure operators, a common position paper will be presented as initial input for the scientific paper, and as a final outcome of the project to be communicated with the policy bodies as mentioned in Task 4.3, the RDA-CODATA working group on Legal interoperability and possible others.