I can truly say that my experience as a RDA US Data Share Fellow has been life-changing! I applied for the fellowship during my first year as an Assistant Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, Bloomington. The program’s stated commitment to early career development attracted me to it. I knew that I would need to take advantage of every possible opportunity for early career development because the demands of tenure at a research intensive university are tough; mentoring, networking, and collaboration are critical.
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By Tomasz Miksa - RDA EU Early Career Grant Winner– Vienna University of Technology
If you ever wondered what the RDA really is, whether you fit in there, and why would it make sense for you to participate in the plenary meeting, then you should keep on reading. In this blog post I will address these questions by discussing my experiences of the 8th RDA Plenary meeting in Denver.
Blog by Vicky Lucas, IEA Training and Development Manager
Last week, Denver was buzzing with the great and the good from the world of data intensive research; from particle physicists to paediatricians to publishers, all were there to discuss commonalities and challenges.
Here’s my perspective on some of the conference themes:
I felt very privileged to have attended the 8th Research Data Alliance (RDA) plenary in Denver, Colorado, as data is not my background. I am a final year medical student at Newcastle University, and while I have completed research projects and audits, the scope of RDA was a completely new world. So let me start by saying, thank goodness there was a newcomers’ session!
How did I end up at the conference?