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Research Data and European Open Science Cloud Conference, final conference of RDA Node Slovenia, took place on 18 June 2020. The last in line of four national events (Open science 2019: Open Research Data in Slovenia Conference and Workshop, Scientific Journals and Research Data Conference, Research Data Management Workshop), it showcased the results of the inaugural year of the Node and continued the mission of the Node: to promote the culture of data sharing, to connect stakeholders and to raise awareness of national and international open science initiatives.
When I finished my master degrees and became part of the research data management team at the Data Center for the Humanities (DCH) at the University of Cologne in September 2017, I was very soon introduced to international initiatives, e.g. GO FAIR and the Research Data Alliance (RDA), as well as to several national and regional research data organisations and competence centers. Later, taking part in the German RDA Society formation in March 2018 in Berlin and becoming its founding member meant that I could really come into contact with the Research Data Alliance.
RDA Hackathon on machine-actionable Data Management Plans (maDMPs) took place between 27th and 29th May 2020, and gathered 71 participants from 21 countries from all around the world. With this blog post, we would like to summarize the event and share some insights on the feedback we received as organizers (RDA Austria).