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03 Feb 2015

PICSE: the European Procurers’ Platform for public research organisations & libraries

Are you a public research organisation or a research data library interested in procuring cloud services? The newly EC funded project PICSE ( is working on a simpler procurement model for procuring cloud solutions that can support research organisations and  in the future.

Help PICSE in understanding what are the barriers that encountered or simply perceived in purchasing cloud.

Select what survey best fit for you and have your say! Surveys are anonymous and only take up 5 minutes of your time!

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‘We need new social norms for data sharing’ - Mark Parsons, RDA Secretary General talks to Research Europe Magazine's Safya Khan-Ruf
27 Jan 2015

‘We need new social norms for data sharing’ - Mark Parsons, RDA Secretary General talks to Research Europe Magazine's Safya Khan-Ruf

In a talk with Research Europe, the RDA Secretary General, Mark Parsons speaks about the progress of RDA giving examples of what the first outputs are pushing forward. Addresses the issue of the private sector involvement in RDA,  its organisational membership, the importance of social norms for data sharing and the RDA future plans. 

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15 Jan 2015

Research Data Alliance/US and CENDI Federal Information Managers Group Announce Partnership to Jointly Promote Innovations in Data Sharing and Exchange

Washington DC – Last week in Washington DC, the Research Data Alliance/United States (RDA/US) and CENDI Federal Information Managers Group announced an agreement to jointly sponsor events related to the advancement of data management innovation.  

RDA/US and CENDI will also share information about ongoing and planned activities at each organization. With a shared interest in effective data infrastructure, this alliance will particularly benefit CENDI membership and US members of RDA, as well as the entire international data sharing community.

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08 Jan 2015

Open Repositories 2015 Call for Proposals

The 10th International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2015) will be held on June 8-11, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. The conference is being jointly hosted by Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, and Virginia Tech University Libraries.

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23 Dec 2014

PLOS, DataONE and CDL Data-level metrics survey

In collaboration with PLOS and DataONE, the California Digital Library is conducting a survey to investigate metrics for datasets. The aim is to learn what metrics of use and impact would be useful to reasearchers and repositories. The responses will directly be fed into a broader project to design and develop metrics that track and measure data use, i.e. “data-level metrics” (DLM).

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26 Nov 2014

RDA/U.S. Chair Selected as AAAS Fellow

RDA is pleased to announce Dr. Francine Berman, RDA/U.S. Chair, was selected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and the publisher of Science and other scholarly journals.

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