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19 Apr 2019

Building standards in responsibility

The beginning of April 2019 marked also the week of the 13th RDA Plenary that took place in Philadelphia, USA. Once again, this major biannual event of all research data aficionados attracted 433 participants from 33 countries, who spent their time in more than 60 sessions, working meetings, BoFs and, of course, lots of caffeine-driven discussions in the halls of the Loews Hotel.

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12 Apr 2019

A (not so) Early Career Researcher’s Experience at the 13th RDA Plenary

I am not the typical early career researcher. I am not particularly young; nor is this my first time attending an RDA plenary. I am, however, at an early stage in what I consider to be my third career - working as a PhD researcher at the Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) in the Netherlands. Thanks to the RDA Europe Early Career Researcher grant program, I was able to attend the 13th RDA Plenary in Philadelphia, where I connected with the work of RDA and its members at a deeper level than I have before.

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