The International Science Council’s Committee on Data (CODATA) and World Data System (WDS), and the Research Data Alliance (RDA) are delighted to announce that the 2021 edition of International Data Week (
RDA together with CODATA, GO-FAIR, and WDS (four major international data organisations), are pleased to outline their joint commitment to work together to optimise the global research data ecosystem and to identify the opportunities and needs that will trigger federated...
The co-chairs of the W3C Dataset Exchange Working Group, Pedro Winstley and Caroline Burle, would like to bring the attention of RDA members to their working group in order to identify potential synergies between their work and the work of the RDA community.
As an international, consensus-driven, community based organisation, the Research Data Alliance (RDA) has been asked to leverage on the global RDA data community to support the urgent Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Over the past week, the RDA Technical Advisory Board and RDA Secretariat have been hard at work to create a virtual RDA plenary experience, (VP 15) that aims to bring exciting, educational and informational sessions to RDA members worldwide.
The new slate of candidates must be approved by the RDA membership. Between 19 March 2020 (00:01 UTC) and ends 2 April (23:59 UTC) all members will be asked to either accept or reject the appointment of this slate of candidates.
It is with a very heavy heart and great sadness that I inform you, on behalf of the organisers, that we are cancelling the 15th RDA Plenary Meeting, scheduled to take place from 18-20 March 2020 in Melbourne Australia.
The demand for better reproducibility of research results is growing. More and more data is becoming available online. In some cases, the datasets have become so large that downloading the data is no longer feasible. Data can also be offered through web services and accessed on demand.
Several documents are out for consultation from the EOSC Executive Board, a body of representatives from the research and e-infrastructures communities, appointed by the European Commission. If you have missed these, please check out the following links:
On the 22nd of October 2019, the University of Aalto, Helsinki, Finland hosted the first EOSC event of 2019: The International Research Data Community contributing to EOSC. The event was organised by EOSCSecretariat.eu, the H2020 project mandated to support the EOSC Governance, in collaboration with the EOSC Executive Board and the Research Data Alliance (RDA).
RDA Europe is offering up to 7 Early Careers and 5 Experts grants designed to support participation to the 15th RDA Plenary meeting (18-20 March 2020, Melbourne, Australia). The submission deadline for both is the 3rd of February 2020, 17:00 CET.
RDA Europe, the European plug-in to the Research Data Alliance, is expanding its network of national nodes. Currently nineteen, (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK) the national nodes aim to foster adoption of RDA outputs in the region.
Ahead of the first Australian RDA plenary in 2020, the RDA and the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) are collaborating to present an “RDA meet and greet tour” in Australia from 22 July to 8 August. The tour provides an opportunity to find out more about the work of RDA and to meet Hilary Hanahoe, RDA Secretary General.
Recruitment has begun for the position of Head of Data Services for Washington University Libraries. The incumbent will report to the Associate University Librarian for Digital Scholarship and Technology Services. Review of applications will begin on July 15, and continue until the position is filled.
This Data Management Plans (DMP) Community of Practice is targeted at people in Australia and the wider Oceania region who are interested in discussing, building and improving data management plans (DMPs) best practice and technical tools. Liz Stokes from the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) will initially co-ordinate the group. The first meeting for 2019 is on Tuesday, 9 Apr 2019, 14:00 - 15:00 AEST.
Further to the cancellation of the 15th Plenary Meeting from 18-20 March 2020, together with the local organising committee, the RDA Technical Advisory Board and RDA Secretariat, we would like to honour and build on the huge amount of work that you have all invested in preparing your breakout session meetings and your participation at the event. From 18th March to 10th April 2020 we will be facilitating the organisation of a virtual Plenary (VP 15) meeting, offering session convenors the opportunity to organise and participate in virtual breakout sessions.