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Results from St Petersburg - Data Sharing Recommendations
As promised, here is the second part of the blog. At the event, held in St. Petersburg, Russia as part of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Plenary XIII, where I represented RDA, we spent all day discussing the value and best practices around data sharing. From the draft notes, here are the recommendations from that event:
"GEO Members and POs should:
RDA UK Workshop, Birmingham 2016 - a personal perspective
I attended the first Research Data Alliance workshop held in sunny Birmingham which was designed to bring together practitioners from across the UK to find out more about the work of the RDA. It was also a chance to see how we might be able to contribute and benefit from what the organisation has to offer.
Live from St. Petersburg, Russia.....
Yes, it’s cold up here; it’s been snowing for two days and there’s no talk of ‘accumulations,’ and yes, people just deal with it. It’s wonderful! Despite the cold, though, the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is focusing this Plenary, in the words of GEO Secretariat Director Barbara Ryan, on “GEO Initiatives [that] support global, regional and national development programmes, as well as disaster risk reduction, protection of biodiversity and efforts to mitigate climate change. The GEO-XIII Plenary in St.
Open data without barriers
Open data access and open science in general is a big gain of the data revolution. In modern sciences the accessibility and sharing of data is necessity but often is challenging especially in disciplines where the data include sensitive information and are protected by laws and regulations.