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08 Nov 2016

Live from St. Petersburg, Russia.....

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.

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28 Oct 2016

Open data without barriers

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.

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27 Oct 2016

8th RDA Plenary: an early career perspectives

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.

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20 Oct 2016

My Experience as a RDA US Data Share Fellow

I can truly say that my experience as a RDA US Data Share Fellow has been life-changing! I applied for the fellowship during my first year as an Assistant Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, Bloomington. The program’s stated commitment to early career development attracted me to it. I knew that I would need to take advantage of every possible opportunity for early career development because the demands of tenure at a research intensive university are tough; mentoring, networking, and collaboration are critical.

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