Six new projects launch under the RDA Open Calls programme of the EOSC Future project
Following the successful launch of the first cross-disciplinary projects, we are happy to report the launch of the six new projects under the RDA Open Calls programme of the EOSC Future project. Like the first group of projects, the groups of disciplines and type of outputs are quite diverse. However, all of them are drawing on RDA outputs and planning to add to the shared body of knowledge through contributions to different RDA groups.. The projects – together with the fve that started their activity earlier – will also join the “Global Research Commons” event on the 20th March 2022 (co-located with the 20th RDA plenary in Gothenburg, Sweden) for in-depth engagement with the RDA community.
The purpose of the programme is to support the creation of diverse disciplinary data-sharing solutions and initiatives and to bring RDA's community closer to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). The goal of the EOSC Future project is to implement a functioning EOSC Core and RDA's role is to ensure alignment to other global initiatives and to help develop tools and standards to enable the accessibility of EOSC. See more here for RDA in EOSC Future and the other awardees, including the RDA Ambassadors Network.
Who are they?
Ingmars Kreismanis, research project coordinator responsible for RDM in Riga Stradins University (RSU).
“Implementing FAIR principles in the field of Occupational safety and health (OSH)
The project team aims to implement FAIR principles in practice by transforming collected research data (2006 - 2022) in the field of Occupational safety and health (OSH). The main goal of the proposed project is to create an openly accessible research data platform which can be used across multiple scientific domains at the Riga Stradins University (RSU) and beyond for any measurements and surveys' results preparation.
Dr Sarah Barber, Head of Wind Energy Innovation Division at the Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences
“Creating and adopting a set of recommendations for improving cross-disciplinary FAIR data sharing in wind energy”
The goal of this project is to create and adopt a set of recommendations for improving cross-disciplinary FAIR data sharing in wind energy. This is desperately needed in the wind energy industry, and a lack of data sharing is one of the largest barriers to reducing costs of wind energy and contributing to the world’s ambitious net zero goals. At the Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences we have recently developed WeDoWind, which is a method to foster collaborative mindsets by empowering and motivating a diverse range of stakeholders to work together and to share and manage data and knowledge in a safe and trusting way that creates a win-win situation for all parties.
Dr. Anna Wałek, Library Director of the Gdańsk University of Technology Library and Magdalena Szuflita-Żurawska, Leader of the Open Science Competence Center
“Data practices in an interdisciplinary perspective - building good standards and universal solutions”
The project specifies the overview and challenges of data sharing practices in four scientific disciplines - architecture, civil engineering, economics and natural language processing. Our review will describe the opportunities for data sharing in diverse disciplines, workflow practices in data management, implementation of metadata standards, and the social aspect of sharing data, such as researchers' attitudes and discipline-specific traditions. Simultaneously the second part of the proposal is to prepare and implement our existing data repository (MOST WIEDZY Open Research Data Catalogue) into the EOSC Portal Catalogue and Marketplace as a data provider.