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The Group on Earth Observations Launches Worldwide Competition "Aim is to Turn Data into Decisions"
16 May 2014

The Group on Earth Observations Launches Worldwide Competition "Aim is to Turn Data into Decisions"

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) just launched the GEO Appathon 2014, a global competition to develop mobile "apps" to help people make smarter decisions about the environment.
The GEO Appathon is a global App development competition open to any non-commercial individual, team or entity (students, scientists and developers) with a passion for unleashing the power of Earth Observations (EO) to allow us all to make smarter decisions about the planet.

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17 Apr 2014

RDA/US summer internship applications due 24 April

The  RDA/US Interns Program gives early career researchers an opportunity to interact with experts from a variety of scientific and technology-oriented domains and work on solutions for pressing challenges and problems in data sharing and exchange. 
 

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ISGTW feature: A deluge of data in Dublin
10 Apr 2014

ISGTW feature: A deluge of data in Dublin

With scientific data output alone growing at a staggering 30% per year, it is vital that researchers come together to build the social and technical bridges required to enable open sharing of data. The organization charged with achieving this is the Research Data Alliance (RDA), which is supported by funding bodies from Australia, Europe, and the US. Having only recently celebrated its first anniversary, the RDA has already grown to include over 1,500 members. More..

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Wheat Data Interoperability WG Survey
08 Apr 2014

Wheat Data Interoperability WG Survey

The Wheat Data Interoperability working group which is backed by the Wheat Information System and endorsed by the Research Data Alliance (RDA) seeks to build a common framework to facilitate Wheat data interoperability. The WG has set up a short survey in order to identify the existing building blocks of the framework.

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Research Europe feature: Data alliance eyes financial diversity
05 Apr 2014

Research Europe feature: Data alliance eyes financial diversity

The Research Data Alliance, an international initiative to promote and improve the sharing of scientific information, is on the hunt for funding sources that will secure its long-term future.
The project, which began in March 2013, has tapped into the rapidly growing interest in data sharing among academics of all disciplines. Bringing together researchers, technicians and policymakers, the alliance has gained more than 1,500 members from 71 countries and has begun to tackle practical aspects of data management in working groups. These include citation and personal identifiers, data curation and the architecture of suitable infrastructure.

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