Add new Blog

01 Sep 2014

So much to do so little time to do it?

The Research Data Week is the answer. The programme from 22-26 Sept 2014, packed full of exciting events, ensures that you make the most of your time in Amsterdam.

The RDA Plenary Meeting, kicks off the week with our esteemed keynote speakers Barend Mons enlightening us on Bringing Data to Broadway and Christine Borgman intervening on Data, Data, Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink. The first fruits of the RDA labour will be presented by the Data Foundation and Terminology, Data Type Registry, PID Information Types and Practical policy working groups. The RDA Marketplace offers ample networking with all the Working & Interest groups and Birds of a Feather organising meetings at the Plenary. Not to mention our Early Career winners from Europe and the US. This and much, much more over two and half days.

And when you’re done, you might fancy a spot of sightseeing? Plan that for Saturday as up to then we have 10 events focusing on research data taking place in and around the venue.

How will Europe ensure that the ever-increasing amounts of research data being generated are exploited to its advantage? What tools can researchers draw upon to share data and break cross-disciplinary boundaries, paving the way for new discoveries? Join the 3rd EUDAT Conference: Bringing Data Infrastructures to Horizon 2020 24 - 25 September to find out. Participation is free of charge but subject to registration -

Crowd Computing 2014 - September 23-25, 2014 – taking place at the Big Data Value Centre in Almere, in the Amsterdam Metropolitan region, the International Desktop Grid Federation will organise the Crowd Computing 2014 event. For more information see

Interested knowing more about and applying for the Data Seal of Approval? Their conference takes place on Wednesday September 24. For more details and programme visit

The Dutch Data Prize, Wednesday  September 24, awards the efforts of researchers who bring data together, document it and make it accessible to others. Every two years, two prizes are awarded: one prize for the humanities and social sciences and one prize for science and technology subjects.


ODIN ORCID and DataCite invite those interested in research data citation, management, policy, evaluation and systems to join the ODIN project final event - Towards Holistic Open Research. Registration is open:

Safeguarding our Scientific, Educational and Cultural Heritage is the subject of the APARSEN/EUDAT/SCIDIP-ES/DPHEP Joint data preservation Workshop on Wednesday 24 September 2014 -

What a better way to start your morning than with data and coffee? Amsterdam Data Science is organizing an event on September 25 (9:00 – 12:00pm) to bring the Amsterdam area data science community together. Find out more at

EGI, based in Amsterdam, is organizing a Conference on Solutions and Challenges for Big Data –24 –26 September that include a joint EGI-GÉANT two-days Symposium on Federated Community Cloud Services for e-Science and the the CloudWatch plugfest and workshop on Cloud standards profiles.

If Policy guidelines for open access and data preservation and dissemination are your thing then you should sign up for the RECODE workshop

Last but certainly not least, PaNdata is organizing it’s 2nd ODI Open Workshop on 25 September. The focus of the workshop is on scientific file formats in general with an emphasis on HDF5, NeXus, CIF covering aspects like evolution, sustainability or inter-operability.


CHOICES, CHOICES, CHOICES ... The Research Data Week Amsterdam, 22-26 September 2014

About the author

Related blogs


There are 0 comments on "So much to do so little time to do it?".