The 14th RDA Plenary, held in Helsinki, invited research, industry and policy experts from all corners of the globe to explore diverse ways by which ‘Data Makes the Difference’.
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I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Carlos III University of Madrid in Spain. My research focuses on analyzing the role of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) with sustainability from a bibliometric perspective. Moreover, I am involved in a European Project called Scishops.eu and, as a result, we have a science shop which aims to connect society with science by identifying societal problems and co-work together in order to find solutions. Participatory methodologies (e.g.
The idea came up while participating in the Working Group (WG): FAIR Data Maturity Model, that took place the first day of the 14th RDA Plenary in Helsinki. One of the opposing views that were discussed during the WG was related to machine-processable data versus human access. The question posed was: “FAIRness requires data to be machine-processable or human access to data can also be considered FAIR”?
Data makes the difference - This was the topic of the RDA 14th plenary meeting in Helsinki. For me as an early career grantee it was my first participation in a RDA event, as well as my first journey to the beautiful country of Finland.
It was a really dense program with 7-8 parallel breakout sessions from working groups, interest groups but also birds of a feather meetings. It was sometimes hard to decide which one of the interesting sessions you want to join.