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09 Apr 2014

How domain champions can aid the acceleration of data-intensive research in their disciplines - the Community Capability Model Interest Group’s state of affairs at the time of the 3rd RDA Plenary

At the Third Plenary for the Research Data Alliance, held from March 26 to 28 in Dublin, the Community Capability Model Interest Group presented its development and progress since the last plenary, described current challenges, and investigated the next steps to take. With the objective of assessing capability to do data-intensive research in a broad range of disciplines, the group will continue to engage communities of researchers to complete the Community Capability Model Framework profile.

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08 Apr 2014

Notes on Marine Data Harmonisation IG at Plenary 3

Engagement with other Interest Groups (IG) and with other Working Groups (WG) is needed.

WGs create deliverables and Marine Data Harmonization IG can contribute other WGs deliverables.


Prioritization of relevant IG or WG: High, medium and low priority

High priority IG or WG:

Metadata Standards Directory WG

Data Description Registry Interoperability WG

Data Citation WG

Brokering IG

Preservation e-Infrastructure IG

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08 Apr 2014

RDA Plenary 3: Research Data Provenance IG

Before I start, I’d like to thank all, organizers and participants, for this meeting: it was really amazing.  I hope I’ll see all of you in September. As a new PhD in Dept. of Information Engineering of the University of Pisa, Research Data Alliance (RDA) represents a great opportunity to meet new people with very different background,  and learn the needs of other  researchers that look at the world from a different perspective.

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