The Research Data Alliance (RDA) Plenary 11 will take place in Berlin, Germany from 21–23 March 2018. The theme of the plenary is “From Data to Knowledge”.
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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!
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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
International research data networks are critical for progress in many scientific domains and underpin efforts to promote Open Science. At the same time, many of these networks are fragile and the responsibilities for their support and performance are frequently distributed across a variety of different actors. This report explores the challenges and enablers for the effective functioning of international research data networks. It analyses the diversity and complexity of these networks, and issues such as governance and funding, in a selection of 32 cases.
International Data Week 2018, coming for the first time to Africa, will take place on 5-8 November, in Gaborone, Botswana. This decision has been taken in order to avoid clashes with the UN World Data Forum (22-24 October https://undataforum.org/WorldDataForum/) and the Plenary Meeting of the Group on Earth Observations (31 Oct-1 Nov http://www.earthobservations.org/meetings.php).
Knowledge Exchange has published its new report called "'The Evolving Landscape of Federated Research Data Infrastructures”: this report is an overview and synthesis of the evolving landscape of Federated Research Data Infrastructures (FRDIs) in the six KE partner countries: Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Work was designed to find answers to questions such as ‘Which are the main drivers for federating RD infrastructures and services ? What are the expected benefits? What are the consequences for research and researchers? What challenges and issues arise when making a federated research data infrastructure function well?'