RDA offers a series of webinars related to RDA recommendations and outputs and addressing general topics facilitating data sharing and re-use, featured interviews and information sessions. Today and tomorrow take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about what RDA is doing!
During the 12th Plenary meeting, RDA presented its regional engagement strategy to the community and interested parties. On Wednesday 5 December 2018, members of the RDA Regional Engagement Task Force, will hold two webinars to outline the RDA regional engagement framework and allow interested parties an opportunity to learn more, interact with the presenters and ask questions on the regional strategy recently presented by RDA.
The heart of the Research Data Alliance is YOU - the community - and the work and activities that you as community members perform. The RDA Technical Advisory Board (TAB) is a hardworking, passionate, volunteer group of experts who support many aspects of RDA and the community.
Since its inception in 2013, the RDA has grown rapidly. As of November 2018, it now has nearly 7500 individual members based in over 137 countries. In light of this growth, the RDA Council concluded in 2017 that the overall strategy needed to be revisited to create a resilient organisation able to deliver on its commitments and satisfy the community and stakeholders. In November 2017, four sub-committees were created, one of which focused on regional engagement.
RDA is pleased to announce the opening of the annual Technical Advisory Board (TAB) elections. 5 new members will be elected to RDA’s TAB in this cycle. Online voting was officially opened yesterday during the RDA P12/International Data Week and will remain open for two weeks until 18 November 2018. The newly elected TAB members will be announced shortly after.
Two weeks from now, many of us will be in beautiful Botswana and attending IDW 2018. Hopefully, by this time, travel arrangements have been secured, creation of posters is underway, and coordination of breakout sessions is ongoing. To assist you with these final preparations, we’ve provided you below with some helpful information.
On 8 October 2018, the RDA BioSharing Registry: connecting data policies, standards & databases in life sciences Working Group was renamed to the FAIRSharing Registry: connecting data policies, standards & databases RDA Working Group. This change was approved by RDA Council following interaction with RDA Technical Advisory Board and the Working Group Co-chairs.
RDA is pleased to announce the candidates nominated for the 2018 Technical Advisory Board election. Five members will be added to TAB in this cycle. Online voting will open at RDA P12/International Data Week (5 Nov 2018) and will remain open for two weeks through 18 Nov 2018. All RDA members are encouraged to review the posted candidate statements and information prior: https://rd-alliance.org/tab-elections-2018-candidate-details.
Are you working on the vanguard of data activities in a specific research domain or cluster of domains? Would you like to engage the European Research Data ecosystem promoting the uptake of RDA outputs? If you are, RDA Europe strongly encourages you to apply for our Ambassadors programme.