To allow our members the opportunity to hear about RDA finances, the Financial Sustainability Task Force activities, status and plans, we are offering two virtual 60-minute meetings to those interested.
Following and building on the discussions and outcomes of the RDA Virtual Plenary 17 (19-23 April 2021), RDA and the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) will run a series of free virtual sessions at times suitable to Oceania and large parts of Asia in mid-May 2021.
The RDA has grown significantly since its inception in 2013, and must now develop a new financial sustainability model, as original sources of seed funding are no longer available or sufficient to keep running the organisation.
In January 2021, the RDA Council Nominations Committee issued a call for nominations for three open Council positions. In response to this call, several RDA members were nominated for consideration by the RDA community.
An unconference is an unstructured event scheduled on the fly depending on the needs and interests of people on the day. The idea is to allow the attendees greater flexibility to shape the programme so they get something useful from the event.
As part of the RDA Europe 4.0 project, SRCE - University of Zagreb University Computing Centre become the Croatian national RDA node in 2019. In cooperation with the librarians from the University of Rijeka Library, the University of Split Library, the City and University Library Osijek, and the National and University Library in Zagreb, the handbook for researchers was prepared on how to handle research data for their efficient sharing and reuse.
The idea of open access to research data is wonderful and in harmony with the new paradigm - Open Science. Access to the data is possible for all researchers, system-administrators, pupils and their parents to make unexpected discoveries undiscovered by routine analysis. The dynamics of knowledge acquisition is a complex process whose laws we do not know well yet, and curiosity often does not lead to interesting knowledge (curiosity-driven science ).
The important activity of RDA Bulgarian Node is to persuade large data users to accept proposed standards for data collection, storage and recovery in order to make their exchange possible and useful.
The work of the RDA Indigenous Data Sovereignty Interest Group is cited as part of CSIRO's contribution to the Indigenous Evaluation Strategy of the Australian Government, referring to the CARE principles for Indigenous data governance released by the Global Indigenous Data Alliance Group
On 20th July, the EOSC Executive Board published an open consultation on the EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). The consultation, which closes on 31st of August 2020, asks for the input of EOSC communities and beyond in setting out the future vision of the European Open Science Cloud.
OA & OS Infrastructure (OSI) is defined as sets of services, protocols, standards and software contributing to the research lifecycle – from collaboration and experimentation through data collection and storage, data organization, data analysis and computation, authorship, submission, review and annotation, copyediting, publishing, archiving, citation, discovery and more (IOI definition). The purpose of this survey, commissioned by SPARC Europe, is to gather information on established (operating for at least 2 years) international, national or regional OA & OS infrastructures.
The RDA platform is being significantly leveraged in the creation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). A report issued by RDA Europe 4.0 project describes the key finding from a survey conducted amongst 22 current, EOSC-related projects.
Several documents are out for consultation from the EOSC Executive Board, a body of representatives from the research and e-infrastructures communities, appointed by the European Commission. If you have missed these, please check out the following links:
On the 22nd of October 2019, the University of Aalto, Helsinki, Finland hosted the first EOSC event of 2019: The International Research Data Community contributing to EOSC. The event was organised by EOSCSecretariat.eu, the H2020 project mandated to support the EOSC Governance, in collaboration with the EOSC Executive Board and the Research Data Alliance (RDA).
RDA Europe is offering up to 7 Early Careers and 5 Experts grants designed to support participation to the 15th RDA Plenary meeting (18-20 March 2020, Melbourne, Australia). The submission deadline for both is the 3rd of February 2020, 17:00 CET.
RDA Europe, the European plug-in to the Research Data Alliance, is expanding its network of national nodes. Currently nineteen, (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK) the national nodes aim to foster adoption of RDA outputs in the region.
Ahead of the first Australian RDA plenary in 2020, the RDA and the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) are collaborating to present an “RDA meet and greet tour” in Australia from 22 July to 8 August. The tour provides an opportunity to find out more about the work of RDA and to meet Hilary Hanahoe, RDA Secretary General.
Recruitment has begun for the position of Head of Data Services for Washington University Libraries. The incumbent will report to the Associate University Librarian for Digital Scholarship and Technology Services. Review of applications will begin on July 15, and continue until the position is filled.
This Data Management Plans (DMP) Community of Practice is targeted at people in Australia and the wider Oceania region who are interested in discussing, building and improving data management plans (DMPs) best practice and technical tools. Liz Stokes from the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) will initially co-ordinate the group. The first meeting for 2019 is on Tuesday, 9 Apr 2019, 14:00 - 15:00 AEST.
OpenAIRE, RDA Europe, FAIRsFAIR and EOSC-hub are happy to announce a series of three workshops, two in April and one in September, called ‘Services to Support FAIR Data’. The purpose of this workshop series is to explore how existing infrastructures can work together and understand how to deliver services that support the creation of FAIR research outputs.
Agricultural sciences, Engineering, Earth Sciences or High energy physics, these are just a set of the domains that have Ambassadors appointed under the umbrella of the recently launched RDA Europe Ambassadors programme.
On February 21 at 2.00 PM CET, RDA Europe 4.0 organises a Q&A webinar to give a detailed overview of Adoption Grants programmes and the application process for the grants, evaluation criteria while aiming to answer questions from the participants.
In March 2018, the first version of this document was developed as a result of an expert group meeting held in Pretoria. Resulting amendments were then incorporated into this version, which was launched at the Science Forum South Africa in December 2018.
RDA Europe is pleased to announce the results of the first call for new RDA Europe national nodes. We were delighted to receive ten applications, four of which were very strong and have been selected to support the mission and work of the Research Data Alliance in Europe.
RDA Europe 4.0, as the European plug-in to RDA, currently has 3 open calls to support growing the community of research data experts and practitioners. RDA Europe offers grants for Early Careers, Experts to attend Plenary 13 in Philadelphia and for organisations to develop a use-case for adoption of RDA outputs.
The International Science Council’s Committee on Data (CODATA) and World Data System (WDS), and the Research Data Alliance (RDA) are delighted to announce that the 2021 edition of International Data Week (IDW 2021) will be held on 8–11 November 2021 in Seoul, South Korea.