SATRE next steps#
Lead: Chris Cole (University of Dundee)
After extensive community engagement often in conjunction with UK TRE, the first version of the SATRE Specification was launched in October. It is by no means finished, but it is now stable and ready for use.
This current phase of the SATRE journey to “kick the tyres” and use the evaluation process to either assess your TRE, if you have one, or use it test your assumptions/knowledge of TREs. SATRE was created quickly and there will be parts that can be improved.
Today is a chance to find out more of the continuing plans for SATRE within the UK TRE Community, contribute and ask questions.
If you’re not already familiar with the SATRE Specification please have a look at it here: https://satre-specification.readthedocs.io
We also have two videos for everyone to view and feel free to share with your friends!
Users, researchers, implementers of TREs and of course any public members who wish to help support the transparency and openness of the project.
SATRE was introduced to the room, before the idea of a SATRE working group was discussed, and how it could align with ongoing work in the UK TRE community.
Alignment between UKSA and SDE accreditation was also discussed, as well as organisations carrying out SATRE evaluation.
Next steps focused on a January meeting for a working group next steps, with a focus on helping other orgs evaluate themselves
What is SATRE?#
DARE UK funded project
Focus to be a community project
Led by HIC, Dundee; The Alan Turing Institute; UCL
Learn and explore
Now in maintain phase
Considered public impact and had patient engagement
Guide to build and run TRE
UK Stats authority see it as a stepping stone towards e.g. Digital Economy Act certification
Spreadsheet to evaluate your TRE against the 160 statements
What capacity is required to create a viable SATRE Working Group? What tasks do we need to complete?
The NWSDE’s Technical Design Authority (TDA) has a team looking at compliance of our tech and processes with SATRE (while we wait to find out more about the UKSA accreditation framework)
What happens next?
Repo could stagnate
Funding could support ongoing maintenance/development
What is needed to smooth out support
What voices were missed out in the first phase?
Similar questions have been asked about UK TRE Community
Working groups fundamental, strongly hope to have support mechanisms available in the next phase
Great that SATRE involved public, reflecting this in the specification would be good for funding, and to highlight directly in the specifications where the project has reflected public/patient requests.
There are specific statements that came out of public involvement.
re above points, aligned with TRE Community application but understanding needs for funding and gaps is key.
Build on public engagement, on that angle, nature of spec neeeds be broad and high level, important in the public engagement section. Overlaps with other work in the wider community.
People present happy to Chair a working group
Happy to co-Chair while aware of appearance of conflict.
Another call for the SATRE working group before Christmas to be ready for January and identify key priorities
Happy to share what they are doing with the SATRE team to get feedback on their approach
How do SDE Accreditation frameworks from UKSA and SATRE fit together?
And how do the UKSA/NHS conversations fit?
Anyone know how those are going?
Thoughts/comments on SATRE evaluation?
NWSDE are doing SATREfication of their TRE using GitHub rather than spreadsheet
Have an issue for each statement
Aim to get to green on mandatory/amber with exception in place in first phase
Have created issue to define spec in a machine readable format
The SATRE scoring system could have subsection SATRE-PPI scoring how many of the public requirements are being met
Consensus there is a lot of value in having evaluation shared and exploring how others have scored but also process that goes into evaluation.
Book a time in January for next meeting
Focus on evaluations with other groups
PIE - overlaps with PEDRI and continue engagements
Get alignment with Research Data Alliance?
CC nominated as chair to lead SATRE working group and explore means of succession funding