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04 Dec 2019

RDA Plenary 14 and its take-away messages for the Australian community

This Blog post collects impressions and take-away messages for the Australian community from a number of Australian participants attending RDA Plenary 14 in Helsinki, 23-25 October 2019.

If you also attended Plenary 14 from Australia, please feel free to add your own take-away messages from the Plenary in the comments!

Andrew Treloar (ARDC) - RDA TAB co-chair and co-chair of Global Open Research Commons IG:

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21 Nov 2019

Plenary and group meetings report

To elaborate on the current problems of the Early Career and Engagement Interest group (ECEIG), a meeting scheduled for the 23rd October set up the basis for a Mentoring programme. Experienced actors indicated an enthusiastic need for networking or mentoring and, expressed feelings of moral support to the idea of capturing the craft of know-how in need. Several participants described how working with and being mentored was central to their learning. The importance of matching faculty mentors and their students with similar characteristics was noted. Also, the impact of an electronic mentoring program on students in lower socioeconomic areas was stressed. This analysis has helped to better define the role of the mentor and provided a framework with which to identify how can we have a Mentoring Programme that would be based upon a group of advisors that are all in RDA.

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