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11 Jan 2018

Registration open - RDA 11th Plenary Meeting, 21-23 March 2018, Berlin, Germany

The 11th RDA Plenary Meeting will take place from the 21st to the 23rd March 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Under the theme "From Data to Knowledge", the Plenary meeting welcomes the participation of all data scientists, experts and practitioners engaged in the advancement of data-driven science and economy.

View the highlights and REGISTER NOW (Early Bird ends 9th February 2018, midnight UTC)

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10 Jan 2018

Reminder: RDA Seeking Council Nominations by February 5

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:

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10 Jan 2018

RDA, research data and the Data Economy building blocks - Join the RDA EU Innovation Forum, 30 January 2017, Brussels

The European Data Economy can flourish only if data is accessible & re-usable across borders, across types of organisations (private, public, research) and across different disciplines and sectors.


European researchers, developers, service providers and private sector representatives are invited to join the discussion on the role of research data in the Data Economy context and the RDA contribution to the different Data Economy building blocks. 

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08 Nov 2017

Survey request on data publishing and use - RDA perspectives requested

Dear RDA friends,
As a retired Secretary General of RDA, I have one last formal duty. I am representing RDA on the steering committee of a cool project funded by the Arnold Foundation to harmonize policies and practices across Earth and space science publishers, repositories, and researchers, so that publication of research results includes all relevant artifacts including data, software, samples, and literature.

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