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Research Data Scotland (RDS) Transition Board Legal Working Group minutes: December 2020

Published: 16 Feb 2021
Date of meeting: 10 Dec 2020

Minutes from the meeting of the RDS Transition Board Legal Working Group on 10 December 2020.

Published:
16 Feb 2021
Research Data Scotland (RDS) Transition Board Legal Working Group minutes: December 2020

Attendees and apologies

Attendees:

  • Alessia Morris (AM) - Chair
  • Carole Morris  (CM)
  • Neil Rawlins (NR)
  • Nora Kellock (NoK)
  • Louise Cullum (LC)
  • Nicola Kerr (NK)
  • Lorna McCall (LMc)
  • Robin Fallas (RF)
  • Christopher Murphy

Apologies:

  • John Thomson

Items and actions

Summary of actions arising

  • action one: MacRoberts to circulate strawman Articles and Objects and VAT paper before Christmas - RF
  • action two: latest version of OBC to be circulated. PHS to comment as necessary - NR/LMc
  • action three: SG, UoE and PHS to nominate one trustee each - AM/NoK/LMc

Meeting minutes 

Welcome and introduction

Updates

  • University of Glasgow has expressed an interest in becoming a member of RDS
  • Company Objectives will be tightly tied to health functions
  • VAT diagram circulated and MacRoberts VAT expert expected to report shortly on resolving any remaining issues
  • ideally application for charitable status would be submitted before Christmas, a draft set of Articles and three trustees are required
  • noted as a charitable organisation RDS would not be able to trade commercially

Actions:

  • action point one: MacRoberts to circulate strawman Articles and Objects and VAT paper before Christmas
  • action point two: latest version of OBC to be circulated. PHS to comment as necessary
  • action point three: SG, UoE and PHS to nominate one trustee each