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Yolanda Meleco

Thanks Stefanie. All comments have been incorporated, with the exception of the COVID-19 article, which Hilary will be updating today.
From: on behalf of StefanieKethers via Communications
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Date: Friday, May 1, 2020 at 5:03 AM
To: “Meleco, Yolanda Anne” , Communications
Subject: Re: [communications] April Newsletter – for your review
Hi Yolanda,
Thanks for putting this together! A few comments / suggestions from me:
* COVID-19 WG (Bridget may want to weigh in here):
* “This Working Group also includes 5 sub-groups focusing on the areas of Clinical, Community Participation, Epidemiology, Omics, and Social Sciences” – There are 7 sub-groups now, so this should probably be updated to include the Legal- Ethical and Software sub-groups?
* I would prefer to have the schedule for the draft releases spelled out in more detail (weekly releases until a final draft release on 22 May, then a review period of 2 weeks, until 6 June).
* The link leads to the announcement of the first draft release, would it be better to just refer to the outputs page, which is where people can comment, directly?
* Virtual Plenary 15 Recap
* (I have sent you a few suggestions for the actual recap text)
* Plenary Updates
* I would put all Plenary updates here, or, if that is not possible, I’d put Plenary Updates straight after the P16 announcement. I would also put the Remote Meeting Guide straight after the VP15 Re-cap (or possibly even in there, in a separate paragraph)
* Events: May 6, 2020
Research data alliance (RDA) UK – should be Research Data Alliance šŸ˜‰
* Group Updates
* I’m not sure why the Council Elections item is under “Group updates”? I would move that to a separate item and put the two newly endorsed groups here instead:
* Global Open Science Commons Interest Group
* Engaging Researchers with Data Interest Group
* Our Members
* “Alternately” should be “Alternatively”?
* Newly Endorsed Recommendations:
* REMOVE the two groups listed here, they are not Recommendations, but newly endorsed IGs (see above).
* I don’t think we have had any Recommendations endorsed since the last newsletter? (Agrisemantics is with Council until 6 May). We have received the final versions of 2 Supporting Outputs (not Recommendations) from the Data Versioning WG, but I am not sure if they were already included in the last newsletter?
On Fri, May 1, 2020 at 1:46 AM YMeleco via Communications wrote:
Hi all. The April newsletter is available for your review at…. Please comment and/or edit directly as you feel appropriate. Also, there is a placeholder for links for the two newly endorsed recommendations. Sara, Stefanie ā€“ do you know what these links are? The group pages and recommendation page do not have them listed there.
Ideally, Iā€™m hoping to schedule the communication for distribution tomorrow.
Thank you.
Yolanda Meleco
Project Director, Research Data Alliance (US)
RDA Secretariat, Global Communications
Tel: 518-681-1971
Email: ***@***.***
Skype: Yolanda.meleco1
RDA 16th Plenary Meeting, 10 – 12 November 2020, San Jose, Costa Rica – see updates
RDA 17th Plenary Meeting, April 2021, Edinburgh, Scotland – see updates
IDW2021 (co-organised by RDA, CODATA and WDS and incorporates 18th RDA Plenary Meeting), 8-11 November 2021, Seoul, Republic of Korea – see updates

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