Last call to register for the Synchronisation Assembly meeting on 28.2 in Brussels

15 Feb 2017

Dear Colleagues,

If you plan to attend the SyA meeting on the 28.2 but you have not registered yet, please register ASAP through the link:

Registration closes on Monday 20.2 at noon CET! We can only guarantee refreshments and food for this who have registered!
Synchronisation Assembly meeting on Tuesday 28 February 2017

Time: 09:00 - 16:00 CET
Location: Meeting Room Strasbourg, Science14, Rue de la Science, 14b - Brussels ( )
Ways RDA / RDA Europe can contribute to the EOSCpilot governance and ecosystem (i.e. interaction mechanisms)
Definition of standards to be used by EOSC services (c.f. the "rules of engagement")
Provision of education and training on services (c.f. the shortage of 500K data scientists)
Provision of social bridges related to the above (ie at RDA plenaries and other meetings)
Ensuring EOSC fits with global initiatives (c.f. "open to the world")
EOSCpilot web site ( ) with some information

09:00 Review of agenda and the goals of the meeting

09:05 Introduction

Tour de table: introductions and expectations for the meeting
Presentations on current state and activities in RDA Global

09:15 The future and challenges for RDA Global (Mark Parsons)

09:35 The RDA Council (Doris Wedlich)

09:45 The TAB (Francoise Genova)

09:55 - 10:30 Discussion

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break and networking

11:00 - 12:30 Discussion of how RDA can contribute with input for the EOSCpilot

EOSC Governance (stakeholder driven governance framework) - Per Öster
EOSC services architecture - Donatella Castelli

EOSC Research and Data Interoperability - Niklas Blomberg

EOSC Skills (open data science skills framework) - Kevin Ashley
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch and networking

13:30 - 15:30

Time for presentations from participants of what they see as the most important support activities for a fruitful RDA/RDA Europe collaboration with EOSCpilot. If possible structure your contributions into these categories:
Yuri Demchenko - RDA IG/WGs related to education & training and related activities can do a lot to solve the shotage of data scientists.
Wolfram Horstmann - About how Long-Tail Data and Libraries could be involved in EOSC.
15:30 Sum-up and planning actions (Juan/Leif)

16:00 Close

Best wishes,