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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On the 5th of March 2020, the RDA national node hosted the Workshop on (23 Things for) Research Data Management. The full day event was led by Dr Mijke Jetten (Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands) who shared her experiences as chair of the RDA’s 23 Things project: introduction to the 23 Things project, explained the steps taken in the Dutch project, moderated the discussion on the benefit of adopting the 23 Things project in the Lithuanian context.
About 40 people gathered in Pisa on January 27th to discuss data sharing and data reuse in the agricultural domain. The workshop - organized by the Italian node of RDA, in collaboration with RDA ambassador for Agriculture Caterina Caracciolo and IGAD (Agricultural Data Interest Group) co-chair Imma Subirats Coll - was conceived to introduce RDA to local research communities and to showcase how RDA works to facilitate data-driven research.
On 28 January 2020 the RDA Node Slovenia held the Scientific Journals of Slovenia and Research Data Conference. The conference was one of the milestones in Node's work on developing journal policies on open access to research data and on data citation. It showcased the pilot project’s results as an example of good practices, promoted open data in Slovenian scientific publishing and fostered a discussion on needs, issues, and further steps.
On February 27, 2020, the first Croatian RDA event named "Research Data - what to do with them?", was held at the University of Rijeka Convention Center, organized by the SRCE – University of Zagreb, University Computing Centre (Croatian national RDA node) and the University Library Rijeka. In the event participated 32 researchers and librarians from various institutions and universities. The event was divided into three sessions where researchers and librarians become more acquainted with topics related to research data management covering advantages of research data sharing, examples of best practices in RDM, FAIR data principles, data licensing, RDA outputs that can help librarians to engage with research data (23 Things: Libraries for Research Data and the book Engaging Researchers with Data Management: The Cookbook), and repository certification (CoreTrustSeal).