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If you are planning on traveling to Helsinki, Finland next month for RDA Plenary 14, please make sure you register for the meeting and book your hotel reservations as soon as possible.

The “Coordinating the Global Open Science Commons Interest Group” (GOSC IG) recently submitted its charter and is seeking comments from the RDA community. The charter is a brief summary of what the group plans to address, how it’s aligned with the RDA mission and how the group would be a value-added contribution to the community.

RDA Europe invited to participate in the EOSC Concertation Meeting jointly organised by DG CNECT and DG RTD on 9 and 10 September 2019.

The Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) is a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC), and a pan-European distributed research infrastructure that provides large scale, integrated and sustainable data services to the social sciences. To strengthen its team, CESSDA is currently looking for a Project Manager

The RDA website is scheduled for technical maintenance from Wednesday 4 September at 10:00 UTC until Thursday 5 September at 10:00 UTC and will be unavailable for 24 hours. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Due to the extremely positive feedback received regarding the Plenary 13 Unconference held last April and the perspective that an Unconference meeting has a significant role in shaping the direction of RDA, we have decided to include it again in the Plenary 14 programme. For this time, however, we want to give you, our members, the opportunity to have a hands-on role in leading the event itself. If you are interested or have experience in conducting an Unconference, we want to hear from you.

The FAIR principles are about making research data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. Data born FAIR requires FAIR skills, practices and services governed by appropriate policies, but what could these be?

19th Research Data Management Forum - Costing Data Management 

Managing and sharing data effectively requires a significant investment from research communities and data service providers. Effort needs to be allocated to plan and execute data management activities such as creating data documentation and preparing data for deposit. Resources also need to be committed to ensure appropriate services are in place and required allocations are made.

This special one-day workshop to be held September 11, 2019 in Washington DC at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, is focused on the wave of activities related to making data “FAIR” (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable).  Featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Barend Mons, head of the International Support and Coordination Office of the GO FAIR Initiative and member of the Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI), as well as numerous other leading experts representing various disciplines and geographies, this event is an excellent opportunity for collaboration while hearing directly about FAIR progress.

Every member of the RDA community is unique and has a different reason for being involved. Sharing your RDA Journey helps others understand the value of the community. Please visit https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oaRdLe3ZnxsNVvrV6rpClLfvHOzFigjbKfqa... and include a few sentences on your RDA experience and don’t forget to write your name, role, affiliation, country there too. Photos and Twitter handles are also welcome.