The first outputs of the project Enabling data sharing for social benefit through data trusts are published!
The first outputs from the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI) Data Governance Working Group (DGWG) project Enabling data sharing for social benefit through data trusts are published. The end goal of this project is to help GPAI realise the potential of data trusts as a tool to promote the safe, fair, legal and equitable sharing of data, in service of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. You can read more about the project here.
A survey of current data trust projects by the ODI and Aapti Institute, which produced this project, collates experiences from 45 practitioners and researchers engaged in the development of new data stewardship strategies. This presents their experiences of delivering the functions of data trusts, and the operational strategies that support bottom-up empowerment. A review of legal frameworks by the Aapti Institute synthesises recent legal and policy developments surrounding data trusts. This compares the experiences of 11 different jurisdictions, exploring how different policy levers contribute to data stewardship. You can also read more in the article here.
The next wave of data trust development will require close engagement between practitioners, researchers and policymakers to create the conditions in which data trusts benefit all in society. In support of this aim, GPAI will be continuing to explore how data trusts can serve society. Projects throughout 2022 will seek to support progress establishing data trusts to tackle issues of social concern.
The DGWG will be hosting an event at the Alan Turing Institute’s annual conference, AI:UK, on March 23rd. This will include an update on the findings of the DGWG’s exploration of how data trusts could help address the climate crisis – we encourage you to register for the event here.
The 4th Open Knowledge Day took place on Tuesday 17 October 2023, with an accompanying workshop on 18 October 2023. This year it was organised by the Open Data and Intellectual Property Institute (ODIPI) and supported by Knowledge Rights 21 (KR21).
We invite you to the fourth Open Knowledge Day and the workshop, which will take place this year within the framework of the programme and with the support of Knowledge Rights 21. The event will bring together experts from different European countries to discuss two topics: the first part will deal with the legal basis for data analytics, which is a key part of machine learning and related artificial intelligence, and the general exception for research. In the second part, open science in theory and practice will be presented both in Slovenia and in some Western Balkan countries. Representatives of research and educational institutions from Slovenia and the Western Balkan countries, as well as interested members of the public, are invited to attend.
Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, a renowned expert in copyright law, has joined the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where she will serve as an affiliate researcher for the next two years.
On Friday, October 6, 2023, the online seminar “Practical Experiences in Resolving Copyrights of Modern Book Works” took place. The seminar addressed relevant questions concerning user access to literary works in digital form.