In his post on the Research Data Alliance(RDA) blog, Bas Cordewener invited readers to contribute to the “FAIR in practice” initiative carried out by Jisc. This project aims at exploring and highlighting the best FAIR practices in order to inform the wider research community on how to deal with FAIR principles.
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This blog is written by Bas Cordewener
Welcome to my first blog for Jisc. You may know me (Bas Cordewener) in the role of Coordinator of the Knowledge Exchange initiative but this time I write about a Jisc project As responsible project manager I’d like to introduce a piece of work Jisc is currently undertaking on FAIR data under the title FAIR in practice.
A little late in reporting on this, but I wanted to share this short blog post with the RDA community to spread awareness on an Interest Group that is still under TAB review, however I look forward to see how it progresses!
The 9th Research Data Alliance (RDA) Plenary Meeting was held in early April 2017 at Barcelona with the theme of Data Infrastructures for Open Science. It is a biannual exciting and productive event that brings people working on data from different disciplines together. I am glad that I had the opportunity to attend this big event with around 600 participants from worldwide. I would like to acknowledge the support from RDA EU Early Career support Programme.
A great hope in research data underpinned the 9th RDA plenary meeting. Almost all speeches –from Mark Parsons’ speech, the RDA Secretary General, to Fabrizio Gagliardi’s speech, the Senior Strategy Advisor of Barcelona Supercomputing Center, to those of the European Commission representatives- all these speeches gave hope in the future of research data, in their release and their reuse. But is that a reality or only an illusion fostered by a small community of data experts?