Summary of recommendations and Calls for Action
Data localisation restrictions are a too narrow focus for building a Data Economy - instead, interoperability on all levels should be systematically promoted:
A competition has been launched by the University of Cambridge, SPARC Europe and JISC to elicit new and imaginative ideas for engaging researchers in the practices of good research data management (RDM).
This builds on the Engaging Good Data Management Conference that took place at the University of Cambridge in November last year. One submision will be chosen as the winner and up to £1750 will be awarded to bring it to life.
The deadline for applications is 12pm, Feb. 28, 2018 GMT.
19 - 22 February 2018, Barcelona www.dcc.ac.uk/events/idcc18
With only a week left until the early bird registration closes, now is the time to sign up to attend this year’s IDCC conference!
A pillar of the European Open Science Cloud
At this time, the 2018 Council Nomination Committee is accepting nominations through February 5 for three open Council positions.
RDA Council maintains the vision of RDA and is responsible for the overall oversight, success, strategy and sustainability of the organization. Council Members are nominated by a Nomination Committee and approved by the general RDA membership to serve three-year terms.
Eligibility for Council positions include the following:
In response to a number of requests from colleagues who have already started their holidays and with the agreement of other members of the organising committee, the deadline for abstract submissions to the Göttingen-CODATA Symposium 2018 on ‘the critical role of university research data management infrastructure in transforming data to knowledge’ has been extended to 15 January 2018.
Call for Course Proposals - FSCI 2018 FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute
DEADLINE: January 8, 2018
The 2018 Council Nominations Committee solicits nominations for 3 open Council positions. Elected Council members will serve for 3 years starting April, 2018 after elections have closed and the slate has been approved by the RDA membership.
For all those who could not attend the Health Data IG session in Montreal, we had two sessions: Health Data Mapping and Diverging Trends In Health Data Protection, and a BoF session, titled Making Use of Blockchain in Dealing with Health Data; we have some news to share with all the RDA community!