Data management is increasingly becoming policy-driven. There are issues like curation, privacy, liability etc that will need serious consideration and are likely to drive policy, and hence interoperability must consider the propagation of policy.
Data policies and governance should have an in-built vision on how to support structured communities. Also policies defining how to manage data exploitation: different policies need to be implemented at different scales. The selection of materials for preservation should be a political decision and the policies should cover data as a liability, not only an asset.
APARSEN will report on the level of preparedeness for interoperable governance and data policy. Specific cases will be considered with reference to policy development. We will make recommendations to stakeholder communities at a national level on how to improve governance and data policy interoperability. This will include good governance structures for distributed heterogeneous data structures and flexible cooperation agreements to facilitate access to data.