RDA P7 Special. Opportunities for you to attend RDA Plenary 7th! 1-3 March, Tokyo, Japan

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11 Dec 2015

RDA P7 Special. Opportunities for you to attend RDA Plenary 7th! 1-3 March, Tokyo, Japan

Hosted and co-organised by the Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST) under the theme “Making data sharing work in the era of Open Science” the 7th Research Data Alliance Plenary meeting is taking place in Tokyo, Japan from the 1-3 March 2016.  For the first time, RDA is organising its plenary meeting in Asia with the generous support of JST.
Registration for the event is now open  Early Bird period closes January 31, 2016 (midnight JST). 
Join the discussion on Twitter @resdatall @RDA_Europe @RDA_US  #RDAPlenary
For further information please contact plenary7@rd-alliance.org

RDA Europe is running two programmes to facilitate participation of 20 European RDA members to attend the 7th RDA Plenary meeting in Toyko, Japan. 10 RDA Early Career Researchers & Scientists working on data and 10 active RDA members are sought.

RDA Support programme. RDA Europe is running a Support programme to facilitate the participation of active European RDA members to the upcoming Plenary meeting in Tokyo by covering their travel and subsistence costs. Deadline for submissions 20 December 2015 (midnight CET). Learn more & apply

RDA European Early Career programme. RDA Europe is seeking applications from students and early career professionals in organisations related to the fields of research data sharing and exchange. Travel and subsistence costs will be covered. Applications for the European Early Career programme are open until December 20, 2015 (midnight CET). Read more & apply
Organise a meeting at P7. The RDA Plenaries are working events built around the RDA Working Group (WG) and Interest Group (IG) meetings. RDA welcomes Birds of a Feather (BoF) Session applications as a way to propose a new topic for potential RDA Working or Interest groups, apply by December 18, 2015 (17:00 CET). Read more & apply

Get familiar with RDA, its outputs & adoption possibilities – a series of RDA Europe webinars starts!

RDA Europe is organising a series of webinars dedicated to the RDA outputs, planned to take place on the third Tuesday of each month. The webinars provide participants with the opportunity to find out more about the RDA outputs and RDA Working or Interest Group activities and participate in a conversation around the theme. The webinars are aimed at providing an initial overview of the different topics and address more in detail questions like "What problem does this solve?" and "How can I adapt this solution to solve my own problem?".
The upcoming webinars are scheduled as it follows: 
15 December 13:00 CET, Larry Lannom: Data Typing using the type registry
13 January 14:00 CET, Reagan Moore: actionable rules for data management in repositories

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Call for Nominations and Expressions of Interest for RDA Council
The Governance Documents of RDA and the RDA Foundation indicate that Council members are to serve three-year (renewable) terms, with three members selected each year. A Nomination Committee determined by the current Council is to develop a slate of three candidates each year who are approved by a general election of the membership.
Members of RDA are encouraged to submit names for the three open Council positions no later than 31 December 2015 for consideration by the committee.  Nominations should be sent to the attention of Clare McLaughlin (Clare.McLaughlin@dfat.gov.au) no later than 31 December 3015. 
Creating a successful European Digital Single Market requires open science, open innovation, open scholarship and open infrastructures

Last 10 November 2015 Finnish MEP Henna Virkkunen and Scottish MEP Catherine Stihler co-hosted a meeting on Open innovation, open scholarship and open infrastructures  insights to the European Digital Single Market to understand from a group of European stakeholders how these three areas can and must be a strong component of a winning European Digital Single Market.

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