All data are open, although some are more open than others. The impact of the policy framework on EOSC
Let's meet at: 09:00 - 12:30, Room: Sagres | 24 Jan 2018
Session Chair: Rob Baxter, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC), University of Edinburgh
Session Co-Chair: Francesca Iozzi, UNINETT
You can't miss it if you are interested in the broader open data agenda and the FAIR principles or if you are researchers and service providers wrestling with the impact of GDPR


  • Review the impact of the GDPR for service providers, for researchers and for technicians: dos and don’ts; emerging codes of conduct; technical solutions.
  • Discuss what’s needed in the EOSC infrastructure to support research with restricted data.

More info on the session:

The EUDAT Collaborative Data Infrastructure (CDI) was founded on the principle of supporting and promoting open access to research data. EUDAT encourages the open publication and sharing of research data under permissive licence conditions in line with the FAIR data principles of findability, accessibility, interoperability and reusability. 

From this baseline of openness, EUDAT recognises that certain data cannot be fully open. The personal data of European citizens, as defined and codified under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of 2016, form a major class of restricted data. CDI services must be adapted to align with the new and strengthened rights of data subjects, at the same time that codes of conduct for research use of “sensitive” data are still being formulated.

One big question for data infrastructures like the EUDAT CDI is how best to automate long-term data management in ways which are compatible with existing legal and policy environments and yet flexible enough to respond to future changes in the balance between openness and privacy.

This session will air the current state of open data vs restricted data and the impact of new legislation through a mixture of talks and open discussions.


9:00 - 10:30 The Policy Framework: GDPR and All That