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10 Jun 2019

Call for Nominations for the 2019 RDA Technical Advisory Board

RDA is seeking candidates for the annual Technical Advisory Board (TAB) election, to be held in October and November 2019.  TAB Terms are for three (3) years. We encourage participation from RDA members at all stages of their careers. Please note that current members of RDA’s Council, Secretariat, and Organizational Advisory Board are not eligible for TAB membership. 

Nominations will be accepted until 23:59 UTC on 15 September 2019. See below for more detail.

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04 Jun 2019

RDA Helps Earth And Space Science Take A Big Leap Forward

Please take some time to read this recent blog post, written by Mark Parsons, RDA member/Group Chair and former RDA Secretary General, regarding the success of the Enabling FAIR Data project and this week's commentary featured in Nature International Journal of Science.

 

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15 May 2019

RDA Plenary 14th in Finland: Registration is Open and other Details!

Taking place from 23-25 October 2019, the 14th RDA Plenary will take place in Dipoli, the nature-immersed building of Aalto University, Helsinki, in Finland, “one of the happiest countries in the world”, states Per Öster, CSC-IT Center For Science Director and Co-Chair of the P14 Programme Committee. The draft programme is available here

Registration is now open: check registration costs and important dates and reserve your seat!

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07 May 2019

Application Deadline is 10 May for AOSP School of Research Data Science and CODATA-RDA Data Schools Initiative

From 17-28 June 2019, a 10-day school is being organized by RDA, the African Open Science Platform (AOSP), the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences (EAS), CODATA, the International Centre of Theoretical Physics and the East African Institute for Fundamental Research, which will be conducted at Addis Ababa University to introduce participants to the skills of Research Data Science.

To apply to this school, you must submit your application by 10 May 2019.

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25 Apr 2019

RDA April Newsletter: Plenary 14, RDA in one Word, Adoption Updates and more

Taking place from 23-25 October in Helsinki, Finland at Dipoli at Aalto University, the RDA 14th Plenary will bring together data experts in research, industry and policy-making from all around the world and from all disciplines. Under the theme, Data Makes the Difference, the meeting will address the extensive potential of research data in improving decision making, tackling grand societal challenges, and engaging citizens in the creation of knowledge and betterment of society. The Plenary is co-hosted by Research Data Alliance Finland, CSC - IT Centre for Science, Aalto University, University of Helsinki, Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, and Finnish Meteorological Institute.

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12 Mar 2019

RDA Output Adoption Webinar Series: Outputs to Support Reproducible Health Research

RDA Regions have specific mandates to encourage and monitor further uptake of RDA outputs, through promotion of the value of the outputs themselves and the value gained by adoption. An effective communication campaign is therefore fundamental to promote the RDA recommendations and outputs to groups and organisations within and outside RDA and further stimulate test, adoption and implementation. With this aim in mind, the global RDA adoption team is developing a series of tailored calls aimed at training and outreach, with the first scheduled for March 22nd at 8am PDT/ 11am EDT/ 3pm UTC, which will be focused on RDA’s work in health research.

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01 Mar 2019

RDA Europe Newsletter: Open Call for adoption of RDA outputs, Webinar and supporting FAIR data series of workshops

Is your organisation working on the vanguard of data activities in a specific research domain or cluster of domains? Would your organisation like to support and encourage examples of adoption which can benefit others, promote these examples and learn lessons about benefits and challenges that arise from making use of RDA recommendations? If so, RDA Europe strongly encourages your organisation to apply for our Adoption projects programme.  

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