Governance

Research Data Scotland is committed to accountability through transparency and fiduciary responsibility.

A high priority is ensuring RDS’s users and the general public have regular and timely access to information and a firm understanding of our operations and our ongoing strategic direction.

To help meet our commitment to transparency, the Board of Directors communicates its actions, policies, decisions, news, programs and initiatives to stakeholders covering all our policies, board meeting minutes and more.

RDS Transition Board

The RDS Transition Board will have strategic oversight of the RDS delivery programme, including transition from the project phase to RDS becoming a free standing and independent organisation. The Board may also oversee the early operation of RDS until such time all leadership and governance structures are in place.
The Board is chaired by Prof. Roger Halliday Chief Statistician, Scottish Government, and is made up of senior leaders from across the public sector, and leading academics. Secretariat is provided by the Data Access and Statistics Division, Scottish Government.

Meeting Minutes

•    Research Data Scotland (RDS) Transition Board minutes: August 2020
•    Research Data Scotland (RDS) Transition Board minutes: September 2020
•    Research Data Scotland (RDS) Transition Board minutes: November 2020
•    Research Data Scotland (RDS) Transition Board minutes: December 2020
•    Research Data Scotland (RDS) IG Group minutes: December 2020
•    Research Data Scotland (RDS) Legal Working Group minutes: December 2020
•    Research Data Scotland (RDS) Legal Working Group minutes: February 2021