RDA Europe continues its series of support programmes for data researchers and practitioners and is now running 2 Open Calls to facilitate participation of 7 RDA Early Career Researchers and 5 Expert RDA members to the 12th RDA Plenary meeting in Botswana.
RDA is now seeking candidates for its annual TAB election, to be held in November 2018. Terms are for three (3) years. We encourage participation from RDA members at all stages of their careers, but please note that current members of RDA’s Council, Secretariat, and Organizational Advisory Board are not eligible for TAB membership.
Nominations will be accepted until midnight UTC on 30 September 2018. Learn more.
RDA Europe is seeking external evaluators to support the review process of the applications received in response to the series of Open Calls for grants dedicated to Early Careers, Experts, Ambassadors programme, Adoption grants and National nodes.
The Data Science Journal special collection aims to collect and give visibility to research results and outcomes stemming from RDA activities. In particular, it solicits high quality papers describing the latest results of RDA working groups (WGs) or interest groups (IGs) that have recently produced an output, including recommendation and associated use cases that could highlight the added value of RDA work in the data related fields.
The Council met at the beginning of June (4th & 5th) for an intense two-day meeting in Troy (NY, USA) kindly hosted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Items on the agenda included Managing RDA growth, Engaging with Regions, RDA governance, boards and eventual evolution, Financial sustainability of the RDA Foundation and RDA Global, The Value of RDA to different stakeholders and the Secretary General Work Plan.
The Datasea research group aims at promoting the data sharing among researchers, and it has developed the website www.datasea.es focused on professionals, researchers, editors and research managers who are interested in open access and the reuse of data.
During the 2nd EOSC Summit held in Brussels yesterday, 11 June 2018, the open consultation on the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Rules of Participation and the FAIR Data Action Plan was launched, reflecting a stakeholder-centric approach to the development of these two important outputs.
The Asterics - Obelics International Summer School, dedicated to machine learning and python programming for astrophysics & astroparticle physics - in its second edition this year - gathers PhD students, postdocs, senior researchers from all over Europe - from beyond Europe, from Kenya and Morocco - and is especially intended for a broad audience from this domain.
RDA Europe, the European plug-in to the Research Data Alliance, has recently established a network of national nodes to foster adoption of RDA outputs in the region, and thereby enable interoperability and data sharing on a global scale. This is the first in a series of three calls for proposals to become a new RDA Europe node. Further calls will be published in early and late 2019. Funding will be assigned via a cascading grants mechanism.