An initial group of European organisations have been funded as RDA nodes to support improved effective national research systems, with the final aim of fostering an open European labour market for researchers, thus facilitating mobility, supporting training and ensuring attractive careers.
The Royal Irish Academy is seeking applications to fill the position of Project Manager at the Digital Repository of Ireland. This specific purpose contract is expected to last for two and a half years.
In December 2017, the RDA Council Nominations Committee issued a call for nominations for three open Council positions. In response to this call, several RDA members were nominated for consideration by the RDA community. The Nominations Committee reviewed these nominations and presented a slate of candidates to the RDA Community in March 2018. Read more>>
The Research Data Alliance (RDA) launched in 2013, and the Outputs of the RDA community are driving changes all over the data landscape. However, there is much more that can be done to support greater impact from RDA Outputs (by which we mean both Recommendations, produced by RDA Working Groups, and Supporting Outputs, produced by RDA Working or Interest Groups).
The RDA 11th Plenary will be held in Berlin, 21 to 23 March 2018, gathering leading data scientists and practitioners, policy makers and private sector representatives.
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!