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06 Nov 2018

2018 RDA TAB Election: voting is open!

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.


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11 Oct 2018

New Request for Comments from FAIRsharing Working Group

Dear RDA Community Members,

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.

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04 Oct 2018

2018 RDA TAB Election - Candidate Announcement

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.

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27 Sep 2018

International Data Week – Deadlines are Fast Approaching!

It’s hard to believe, but International Data Week (IDW) 2018 is only five weeks away!  Hopefully, you will be joining us in beautiful Botswana for a data-filled week of great conversation, networking and collaboration. If you aren’t sure yet, don’t be deterred, there is still time to book your travel and register for the event.  

Here are a few reminders about deadlines and other important information:

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23 Sep 2018

International Data Week: Call for Exhibitors

International Data Week 2018, which combines RDA's 12th Plenary Meeting and SciDataCon 2018, to be held in Gaborone, Botswana from 5-8 November 2018, is pleased to announce a Call for Exhibitors

With the theme, "The Digital Frontiers of Global Science," data professionals and researchers from all disciplines and across the globe will be in attendance, and together, explore how best to use the data revolution to improve knowledge and benefit the society through data driven innovations.

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07 Aug 2018

News from RDA Europe National Nodes

Welcome to the first newsletter highlighting news from the recently established RDA Europe National Nodes. RDA Nodes are an initiative of the RDA Europe 4.0 project and aim to foster the uptake and adoption of RDA outputs at the national and regional level. RDA Nodes engage with data practitioners across a range of communities (research, industry, etc.), support and contribute to national agendas by aligning their priorities to RDA developments, and increase national participation in RDA activities and Working and Interest Groups.

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02 Aug 2018

RDA Business Updates – August 2018

Dear RDA Community,

In recent weeks, there have been several updates related to the overall business functions within RDA, which we thought may be of interest to our RDA community.  These updates, detailed below, include changes within the Secretariat office, the revision of procedural documents, and publishing of minutes and reports from our governance bodies.

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