This week saw the first RDA UK workshop hosted by Jisc in Birmingham. The Research Data Alliance is a community-driven organisation aiming to build the social and technical infrastructure to enable open sharing of data. Members come together through self-formed Interest and Working Groups to discuss shared issues and develop recommendations and outputs to address these.
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Geosciences is one of the many fields where RDA members are impactful, from progress within working and interest groups to engaging with the non-RDA community through involvement with other national and international organizations, as well as working with other interested individuals.
At this time, here are just some of the following RDA groups that have a connection with the geology discipline:
23 Things is a recognised training concept that supports flexible, self-paced learning. In 2015, a version of the program called ‘23 Things: Libraries for Research Data’ was launched by the RDA’s Libraries for Research Data Interest Group. The resulting resource is presented as a two-page handout that groups 23 free, online resources to help librarians get involved in research data management into 10 categories.
Françoise Genova presents RDA at the annual Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) conference in Trieste (IT), 16-20 October 2016.
From September 11-17, 2016, more than 800 data professionals and researchers from all disciplines and from across the globe convened in Denver, Colorado for International Data Week (IDW). The theme of this landmark event was ‘From Big Data to Open Data: Mobilizing the Data Revolution’.
The RDA Europe project is involved in co-organising the series of RDA Europe Science Workshops together with a well-known research organisation.
We are now calling for proposals for hosting the RDA Europe Science Workshop 2018.
The High Level Expert Group on the European Open Science Cloud (HLEG-EOSC) released its report “Realising the European Open Science Cloud” on 10 October 2016 outlining 15 specific recommendations for the preparatory phase for designing the European Open Science Cloud.
The Research Data Alliance is a unique community-driven organization that offers a neutral space where its engaged, growing members, now more than 4300 spanning over 110 countries, discuss and develop “data bridges” to enable the open data sharing across technologies, disciplines, and countries to address the grand challenges of society.These “data bridges” or “building blocks” of common global data infrastructures are the results of the work done by the RDA Working
As part of the Outputs exploitation and sustainability effort in Europe, RDA Europe, the European plug-in to the global RDA, has supported the approval of the four listed Recommendations as ICT specifications, a particular EU procedure designed to allow ICT specifications issued by a non-standards body to become endorsed standards and referenced in public procurement.