Some of you may have heard me talk about or reference ‘AGU’ from time to time, and when I do, it’s almost always met with blank stares, or questions of ‘What’s that?’ It’s time to partially answer that question, and give at least one reason I talk about the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Turns out that AGU and RDA complement each other’s work, so I thought I share a bit about the organization, where I see synergies, and why it’s important to talk about other organizations. [Full disclosure – I’ve been an AGU member for quite awhile, have served on their Meetings Committee, and regular
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In my previous blog post I reported about my experiences at the pre-plenary event of the 6th RDA Plenary in Paris. In this post I will report on the first plenary session of Day 1 (September 23rd). More than 600 Open Data enthusiast registered to the meeting, which was really exciting.
The Research Data Alliance (RDA) builds the social and technical bridges that enable open sharing of data. The RDA vision is researchers and innovators openly sharing data across technologies, disciplines, and countries to address the grand challenges of society. RDA Plenaries are meetings that take place every six months and are designed to bring together the RDA consolidated community as well as new members in an engaging and productive setting to help advance the work being led by the RDA Working and Interest groups and the RDA as whole.
The participation to the 6th RDA plenary meeting was an amazing experience from various aspects. From the technical point of view I followed various presentations talking about science fields and domains totally unknown to me. From the social point of view it was great to be part of a huge research community during the duration of the plenary meeting as well as to take part in group and bilateral discussions about research data.
I have tried to summarize in this blog my experience during the RDA 6th Plenary Meeting in Paris (France) However, words are not enough to describe the whole experience accurately and completely. Hope that pictures help!! One acronym (LEARN) helps me to put these 5 exciting days in a nutshell.