This year I attended the RDA Plenary #13 in Philadelphia as one of the experts supported by the RDA Europe project. With this article, I would like to take the chance to reflect upon my experience in Philadelphia, summarize in which ways the conference helped me into the understanding of data practices, and gain an international perspective from exchange of ideas, expertise, and socializing with worldwide counterparts etc. It has been a great experience.
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This is my second time attending an RDA plenary. The first time was in Tokyo 2016. The first plenary for me was as much about learning what the RDA was about as it was an exciting introduction to many new data management concepts as well as an opportunity to meet wonderful new people. I feel very luck to have been selected as a grant recipient for both occasions and am very grateful for the generosity of the RDA in providing me with this opportunity to be at the cutting-edge of Research data management processes and discussions.
RDA P13 in Philadelphia, USA was very exciting with more than 400 participants and 8 breakouts with each 7 to 8 parallel sessions.
I hereby would like to focus on two topics:
- the session IG Research data management in engineering
- the sessions on DMPs
As an Early Career Interest Group membre, I was involved in a Working Group reporting process. It was my first experience with this mission and I hope that my participation was positive for all the WG agrisemantic members. For me, it was a great opportunity to be linked with RDA agricltural researchers and I hope new collaborative projects from my participation.
RDA P13 in Philadelphia was excellently organised and many sessions, meeting opportunities and original kind of participation and interaction were offered.
I hereby would like to share some of my experiences there :
A session from the interest group I am co-Chairing (SHARC)
A session from a newly created group on ethics and social aspects of data science
A BoF session on health data