In the DS workshop in September, there was a discussion on the final day about future plans for DataSHIELD - including development of an overall governance structure (steering committee etc) for the project. I thought this made it onto the Road Map but I’ve just checked the wiki and I don’t see it there. I wonder if @olly, @becca.wilson or @paul.genepi could perhaps comment on any progress that has been made. Or, indeed, whether there is anything that I or others can do to help move things along.
The reason I ask this is because I think it may be helpful (although not essential) for funding applications - in order to advance DataSHIELD technically etc. For instance, there is a funding call about to open from the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative which I think is very appropriate for DataSHIELD:
This provides the opportunity for open source software used in the biological (including medical) sciences to get funding for “maintenance, growth, development, and community engagement” – and I think that DataSHIELD would be a good candidate for funding, particularly if there’s something specific that can be identified to work on (which I’m sure there is!). More info is on their website as well as on the medium post:
Best wishes to all,