Written by: Maria Christoforaki, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), National University of Ireland, Galway
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The acceptance of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) is growing and discussion what role the community sees for RDA, what they expect and what their need was very timely. This discussion took place on the third day of the 2nd RDA Plenary in Washington on 16-18 September 2013.
This BoF took place after the report session on the 3rd day of the 2nd RDA Plenary. But this didn’t make it less important.
The BoF was chaired by Hugh Shanahan (Royal Holloway, University of London, U.K.). Presentations were given by Kenji Takeda (Microsoft), Yuri Demchenko (Univ of Amsterdam), Andrew Harrison (Univ of Essex). Active comments and valuable contribution to the discussion were provided by Fabrizio Gagliardi, Nicola Mulder, Kay Raseroka, and others.
We are happy to announce that at the end of August 2013, the RDA Practical Policies Working Group has been endorsed by the RDA Council. The main focuses of the group are to identify the most important policies used by data centers that manage research data collections and to provide the policies as a “starter kit”. At the RDA second plenary meeting in Washington DC the group discussed the policies that have been submitted and the next steps in creating generic versions of the policies.