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01 Jul 2014

Easing the trauma of telecons

Teleconferences or web conferences are always difficult. This video humorously illustrates the issues 
Nonetheless, they are a necessary evil in trying to make a global organisation of enthusiasts work together. RDA currently provides three teleconferencing tools: GoTo Meeting, Flash Meeting, and Big Blue Button. All have their pros and cons.

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27 Jun 2014

Who puts the "Single" into SSO?

Like standards, SSO systems are a case where two is one too many. I know several groups currently working on federated ID for European researchers. I hope there will be communication between them during Summer 2014. Without it, there is a real risk that European researchers will need several "single" sign on ids. 

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25 Jun 2014

RDA France meeting, 20 June 2014, Paris

Last Friday it was my pleasure to present RDA at the national French  RDA meeting organised in Paris at the MENESR (Ministère de l’Education Nationale, de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche).
The meeting aimed to increase French involvement in the RDA processes as well as to receive feedback from French players on getting involved in RDA and how RDA could embrace activity in France further.

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11 Apr 2014

The WG Data Citation Session

The third plenary meeting in Dublin was the second RDA event I had the opportunity to attend. My participation at the plenary meeting this year was enabled by the financial support of the Early Career European Researchers Programme. I am very grateful for this opportunity and explicitly want to thank the organizers not only for the support of young scientists, but also for the perfect organization of an event where more than 475 experts could meet and exchange their ideas.

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