In December 2018, RDA Europe issued an open call for projects adopting outputs from the RDA’s various Working and Interest Groups. Following recommendations from external evaluators, eight funding grants were awarded in April 2019. This blog series will introduce the eight Adoption Grant cases, giving an overview of their project remits and demonstrating the practical approaches organisations can take when looking to implement the RDA’s Recommendations & Outputs.
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Looking back over the RDA plenaries I've been lucky enough to attend 8 out of the 14 of the plenaries. In that relatively short period of time the RDA has undergone a transition from being an enthusiastic meeting with less than precisely defined goals to a major venue for data professionals creating a huge range of different outputs; from education (for example the CODATA-RDA schools) to FAIR data maturity models to PID's for Instrumentation to Open Science Graphs for FAIR data.
Conference Open Research Data in Slovenia took place on November 14, 2019 in Maribor. The conference was part of the two-day event titled Open Science that was co-organized by RDA Node Slovenia, Ministry of Education, Science and Sports, Young Academy of Slovenia, NI4OS-Europe project (National Initiatives for Open Science in Europe), University of Maribor Library and ARNES.
On the 30th of October, 2019, a workshop on "Getting Started with Research Data Management Support" was held at Kaunas University of Technology as a coordinating institution of the RDA National Node Lithuania.
The Second RDA France Annual meeting was held on 13 September 2019 at CNRS Headquarters in Paris. More than 150 people registered to attend the meeting. The plenary meeting on that day was hopefully webcasted live and we had about 50 participants in the room, and more than 80 on line.