I’m passionate about the transfer we’re seeing in research: moving from a cottage industry to a place where knowledge is increasingly coming through trusted processes.Research data will be an output that can be used by lots of people.The problem we have in research is that lots of people can’t use the data. If we can create a trusted environment we can make a big difference to the way data is used.
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I attended the first Research Data Alliance workshop held in sunny Birmingham which was designed to bring together practitioners from across the UK to find out more about the work of the RDA. It was also a chance to see how we might be able to contribute and benefit from what the organisation has to offer.
Yes, it’s cold up here; it’s been snowing for two days and there’s no talk of ‘accumulations,’ and yes, people just deal with it. It’s wonderful! Despite the cold, though, the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is focusing this Plenary, in the words of GEO Secretariat Director Barbara Ryan, on “GEO Initiatives [that] support global, regional and national development programmes, as well as disaster risk reduction, protection of biodiversity and efforts to mitigate climate change. The GEO-XIII Plenary in St.
Open data access and open science in general is a big gain of the data revolution. In modern sciences the accessibility and sharing of data is necessity but often is challenging especially in disciplines where the data include sensitive information and are protected by laws and regulations.
By Kisun Pokharel, RDA EU Early Career Grant Winner – University of Helsinki
I attended International Data forum (15.09.2016) and 8th plenary meeting of Research Data Alliance (RDA; 16.-17.09.2016) which were organized as part of International Data Week in Denver, USA. I would like to first thank RDA-EU for providing the early career award.