CODATA 2017 Conference, 'Global Challenges and Data-Driven Science': Submission and Early Bird Registration Deadline Extended to 28 July
On 21 June 2017, the European Commission set-up the new High Level Expert Group European Open Science Cloud. Its mission is to advise the Commission on the measures needed to implement the European Open Science Cloud.
The new group, chaired by Silvana Muscella (Trust-IT Services), is composed of ten high-level experts from different European countries and two third-countries (Australia and US). Together, they have a complementary set of expertise related to various key aspects of the set-up of scientific data clouds, including standardisation, certification, procurement, delivery of federated services, business models, management, governance and funding of national and European research data infrastructures and e-Infrastructures.
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RDA plenaries gather top-class scientists, researchers, practitioners and policy makers all contributing to the vision of a future where research data is openly shared and facilitates progress by enabling better, faster and cross-domain research.
Taking place 19-21 September 2017 in Montrèal, Canada under the theme “Better Data, Better Decisions”, the 10th RDA Plenary welcomes both applications for RDA group breakout sessions as well as co-located events.
To increase Australian engagement with the Research Data Alliance, the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) would like to offer a contribution of AUD $2,000 towards the travel costs for people in Australia who are currently involved in RDA Working, Interest or Governance Groups and plan to make an active contribution at Plenary 10.
The Arctic Data Center is pleased to announce that a call for applications to the summer Data Science Training for Arctic Researchers is now open.
All data enthusiasts: data scientists and practitioners, students, researchers, representatives from both private and public sector, that work to improve the aquaculture, fisheries, marine and environmental management, or develop ICT solutions for environmental and socio economics are invited to join the datathon co-organised by the RDA-Europe and BlueBRIDGE from June 15 to 16, 2017, in Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
Dr. Fran Berman, RDA/US Chair, was recently interviewed by Kaveh Waddel for a piece titled "The Internet of Things Needs a Code of Ethics" featured in the The Atlantic. Her conversation with him discussed topics including ethical design, and how to balance individual privacy with the potential for social good of connected devices that share data with one another. Read the article at https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/05/internet-of-things-ethics/524802/.
The joint RDA/Force11 BioSharing WG enjoyed a busy and productive RDA 9th Plenary. The aim of the WG is to firstly define guidelines to link information on databases, content standards and journal and funder data policies and then secondly, to implement them in the existing BioSharing portal (https://www.biosharing.org). The BioSharing WG is now at the end of its 18 month lifespan and as such has produced a set of recommendations.
A lively discussion has taken place during the Health Data Interest Group meeting, held at Barcelona RDA P9, within a session dedicated to Meaningful Health Data for Research and for Industry.
Two initial topics were defined: How to define anonymisation and pseudonymisation of Health Data, and Requirements of Open Science, respectively introduced by Rocco Panetta (Secretary General of Italian Compliance Forum) and Becca Wilson (Bristol University, UK).