Data for Real-World Impact
RDA Plenary 15th meeting in Melbourne, Australia
As one of the founding regions of RDA in 2013, Australia has always been a strong supporter and driver of RDA. Organising the Plenary meeting in Australia offers regional researchers and data professionals an opportunity to engage and work with the RDA community, as well as offering the international data community the unique chance to learn more about the exciting activities and developments in the Australian data landscape. The RDA Plenary meeting will be organised in conjunction with the annual C3DIS (Collaborative Conference on Computational and Data Intensive Science), taking place in Melbourne on 16 - 18 March 2020. C3DIS aims to build a national community of practice of scientists, researchers, and computing, data and information management specialists.
All of these professionals share a common interest: the production of breakthrough science outcomes that require large scale, complex computations and analyses to be carried out over massive data sets.
The 15th Plenary meeting of the Research Data Alliance will take place from 18 - 20 March 2020 in Melbourne, Australia, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, MCEC (https://mcec.com.au/). The event will be hosted by CSIRO (Cnot key facts
Deadline for P15 Group Session Submissions Extended to 5 December 2019
The deadline to submit session proposals for Plenary 15 in Melbourne, Australia has been extended to 5 December 2019, 23:59 UTC. ►Submit now
What is RDA and Why Should I Attend the 15th Plenary in Melbourne? Webinar, 11 December 2019
Join your colleagues in the data community to learn more about RDA and why you should attend the 15th Plenary. Speakers include Hilary Hanahoe, RDA Secretary General, and three RDA members from Australia: Jill Benn (University of Western Australia), Frankie Stevens (AARNet), and Jens Klump (CSIRO). ►Register here
RDA EU Travel grants for the 15th RDA Plenary
RDA Europe is offering up to 7 Early Careers and 5 Experts grants designed to support participation to the 15th RDA Plenary meeting (18-20 March 2020, Melbourne, Australia). The submission deadline for both is the 3rd of February 2020, 17:00 CET. ► Read more & apply
Congratulations to our new TAB Members!
The RDA Technical Advisory Board (TAB) election polls closed on 6 November 2019 and 5 new members have been elected to serve on TAB for a 3-year term:
- Helen Glaves (Europe and Africa), Senior Data Scientist at the British Geological Survey (BGS)
- Devika Madalli (Asia and Oceania), Professor at the Indian Statistical Institute
- Anthony Oko-Isu (Europe and Africa), Lecturer Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Nigeria
- Rob Quick (Americas), Associate Director at the Science Gateways Research Center
- Sa-kwang Song (Asia and Oceania), Professor at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI)
Both Paul Uhlir and Tobias Weigel have now officially finished their term on TAB following many years of service. Last but not least, this year also marks a change in the TAB chairs. Françoise Genova, CDS, who has supported TAB since the very beginning stands down as co-chair.
Finally, Raed Sharif has informed us that he will step down from TAB at the end of November 2019. We are very grateful for his service to the community on TAB. Based on RDA governance policies for TAB elections, TAB members can resign at any time during their term. If a place on the TAB is vacated during a person’s term, Council will determine how that slot will be filled. Council has invited Jeremy Geelen to substitute Raed and he has kindly accepted. We warmly welcome Jeremy to TAB and thank him for accepting the invitation.
► Read the message by RDA Secretary General Hilary Hanahoe
Call for Council Nominations 2020 now open!
In April 2020, Sandra Collins, Edit Herczog, and Helen Kay Raseroka complete their three year term on Council. Both Sandra Collins and Edit Herczog are eligible to be re-nominated for a second term, Helen Kay Raseroka is completing her second term and is not eligible to be re-nominated. The call for Council nominations is now open! ►Interested candidates should review the details, timelines and application procedures at the dedicated page.
Calling RDA Community for review
The RDA community is invited to comment on the following:
Published by Marta Teperek on 27 November 2019
Good research data Management (RDM) is a key component of research integrity and reproducible research. Consequently, funding bodies, governments, research institutions and other agencies have emphasised the value and importance of good data management. However, discussions about data management and sharing are sometimes limited to librarians, data professionals, or researchers who are already passionate about data stewardship and openscience. ►Provide your comment
Published by Ingvill Constanze Mochmann on 14 November 2019
Achieving interoperable data to advance the SDGs will require best practices, recommendations, technologies, and support of capacity building - which is in direct alignment with many of RDA’s ongoing and upcoming outputs, recommendations, interest group, and working group activities. ► Provide your comment
Published by Marta Teperek on 06 November 2019
Engaging Researchers with Data Management is an invaluable collection of 24 case studies, drawn from institutions across the globe, that demonstrate clearly and practically how to engage the research community with RDM. These case studies together illustrate the variety of innovative strategies research institutions have developed to engage with their researchers about managing research data. ► Provide your comment