My group needs to meet. Most of us are here in Troy, with a few in other places. No brainer, right? Those of us in Troy come into my office, get in front of my camera, we run GoToMeeting, and the other few call in from their desks. Why might this not be a good idea?
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I’m a PhD student in Information and Computer Science Engineering at the University of Pisa and I work as research fellow at the National Research Council (CNR) in the same city.
Two weeks ago I spent several insightful days in Southern California - at the 5th Plenary of the Research Data Alliance in San Diego to be precise. The RDA, for those of you not familiar with the organization, is a global consortium of individuals and organizations with a common goal: building the social and technical bridges that enable open sharing of data in research.
With the close of the 5th RDA Plenary, the topic of remote participation has come to the fore. Having the dubious benefit of both conducting remote meetings and teaching others how to do it, I thought this might be a good time to share.
The Long Tail of Research Data Interest Group met at Plenary 4 to compare institutional experiences in the management of research datasets of varying sizes that arise from research across various disciplines, and which are not currently curated and preserved by subject-specific datacentres. We also heard about a UK-EU authored report on incentives for sharing research data.