Become an RDA Collaboration Project - Find out more! & Apply now!

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16 Sep 2015

Become an RDA Collaboration Project - Find out more! & Apply now!

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is working on building the social and technical bridges to facilitate data sharing and re-use. Given that data and scientific collaboration are global, it is only natural that this activity must be executed within a global framework. Bridges must also be built across disciplines as increasingly research questions can only be addressed and answered if data and knowledge from various disciplines are included.
Even though RDA is still a relatively young initiative - launched in March 2013 - the first outputs of the start-up working groups have been produced. Therefore, we are now entering a subsequent phase focusing on testing these outputs in several real community applications, encouraging communities to adopt solutions and adapting the outputs based on concrete implementation cases.

In addition to engaging with all European stakeholders, communities and organisations alike, through events, papers, presentations, interviews etc., from 1st September 2015 RDA Europe will further support community work independent of collaborations as described in this call in a number of ways with the help of a Senior/Junior Team including:

  • giving help, support and advice to communities on data related issues and in particular with the outputs and activities of RDA groups.
  • acting as a clearing house to compare solutions and present results to interested communities.
  • supporting small adaptations of processes and even code if communities want to integrate RDA solutions into their setup. The request procedure will be simple and could even involve on-site visits to carry out work locally.
  • building a Knowledge Base where all questions and answers, all advice and solutions should be captured to create an accumulatively growing base of knowledge that can be searched.

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Application deadline is 30 October 2015 17:00 CEST