It was my special pleasure to be one of the RDA Europe Early Career Grantees for the 15th Plenary Meeting and to get to know the RDA community at this occasion. I hope to continue to be part of RDA in the future, so in the following I would like to briefly elaborate on why RDA matters to me, what I am working on and how I perceived P15.
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First of all, I would like to thank RDA Europe for this opportunity, making possible for me, as a grantee, to participate in such a globally important conference, like RDA Plenary. In this regard, I am glad to share some personal thoughts, in a specific scientific context, and among a great community which is totally engaged in progress achievement.
I have to recognize that the 15th Plenary had happened in a very particular time, the COVID-19 pandemic, an unprecedented situation maybe for many of us, which makes it more valuable and visible at scientific level.
In December 2018, RDA Europe issued an open call for projects adopting outputs from the RDA’s various Working and Interest Groups. Following recommendations from external evaluators, eight funding grants were awarded in April 2019. This blog series will introduce the eight Adoption Grant cases, giving an overview of their project remits and demonstrating the practical approaches organisations can take when looking to implement the RDA’s Recommendations & Outputs.
On the 5th of March 2020, the RDA national node hosted the Workshop on (23 Things for) Research Data Management. The full day event was led by Dr Mijke Jetten (Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands) who shared her experiences as chair of the RDA’s 23 Things project: introduction to the 23 Things project, explained the steps taken in the Dutch project, moderated the discussion on the benefit of adopting the 23 Things project in the Lithuanian context.