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16 Oct 2015

Memoir of the Sixth RDA meeting in Paris

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) builds the social and technical bridges that enable open sharing of data. The RDA vision is researchers and innovators openly sharing data across technologies, disciplines, and countries to address the grand challenges of society. RDA Plenaries are meetings that take place every six months and are designed to bring together the RDA consolidated community as well as new members in an engaging and productive setting to help advance the work being led by the RDA Working and Interest groups and the RDA as whole.

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13 Oct 2015

RDA 6th plenary - European fellowship experience

The participation to the 6th RDA plenary meeting was an amazing experience from various aspects. From the technical point of view I followed various presentations talking about science fields and domains totally unknown to me. From the social point of view it was great to be part of a huge research community during the duration of the plenary meeting as well as to take part in group and bilateral discussions about research data.

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12 Oct 2015


I have tried to summarize in this blog my experience during the RDA 6th Plenary Meeting in Paris (France) However, words are not enough to describe the whole experience accurately and completely. Hope that pictures help!! One acronym (LEARN) helps me to put these 5 exciting days in a nutshell.

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02 Oct 2015

Impressions on the 6th RDA Plenary

As an early stage career researcher, coming from the field of biomedicine, researching on data sharing, I was curious to find about overall data-sharing practices, all over the world, across all disciplines. In the beginning, I was afraid that I would not be able to understand that IT language. It turns out that the things are not complicated at all, similar principles were woven through all the sessions I was present in: yes, there is a need to share data, yes it could be complicated, yes there is a need to work on interoperability, infrastructure, etc... And everybody agreed that persistent identifiers are a must.

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