A description of an early career grantee's experience during the 14th RDA Plenary in Helsinki.
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The 14th RDA Plenary, held in Helsinki, invited research, industry and policy experts from all corners of the globe to explore diverse ways by which ‘Data Makes the Difference’.
I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Carlos III University of Madrid in Spain. My research focuses on analyzing the role of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) with sustainability from a bibliometric perspective. Moreover, I am involved in a European Project called Scishops.eu and, as a result, we have a science shop which aims to connect society with science by identifying societal problems and co-work together in order to find solutions. Participatory methodologies (e.g.
The idea came up while participating in the Working Group (WG): FAIR Data Maturity Model, that took place the first day of the 14th RDA Plenary in Helsinki. One of the opposing views that were discussed during the WG was related to machine-processable data versus human access. The question posed was: “FAIRness requires data to be machine-processable or human access to data can also be considered FAIR”?