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Dear Francoise,
Many thanks for the feedback and suggestion for the Helsinki meeting.
I planned to come to Helsinki, but now with your suggestion I have a concrete milestone.
Also, I am trying to synchronize my work with the Danish RDA node (to generalize it), which also just started this year.
So I guess overall we are in an embryonic stage (i.e., wind energy and Danish RDA node).
Best regards,
On 22 Feb 2019, 10.38 +0100, Francoise Genova , wrote:
Dear Nikola,
Thank you for the information. It is a very good example of ambassador’s activity, applicable to domains which do not yet have a disciplinary Group in RDA. A possible milestone, which may well already be in your plans, could be to propose a BoF session for the Helsinki Plenary (23-25 October), to discuss an IG proposal to discuss FAIRization of wind energy data at the international level.
The situation is a bit different in domains which already have a relevant disciplinary IG, the point being then to bring topics and people to RDA, and to disseminate the Group activities and outcomes in the community, in addition to exploring other Groups and interacting with them.
Best regards
Le 22/02/2019 à 10:26, Nikola Vasiljevic a écrit :
Dear all,
I agree with Julien. I don’t mind having my email address published on the RDA site.
Something that might help other ambassadors, and for which I would like a feedback from all of you:
What I started doing slowly (high emphasis on slowly) in my community (wind energy) is to form a European (wind energy) group of data practitioners which will include at least one member from each European country who are affiliated to a wind energy related entity (institute, university, company, etc.). Most likely I will ‘recruit’ members doing a wind energy related conference in June in Cork, where (thanks to René for inspiration), I will give a talk:
“Who is the RDA, and what it can do for you”
This group will be the backbone of the RDA IG on wind energy, which will implement the RDA outputs and recommendations across Europe, as well bring our experience back to the RDA.
In this way if there are questions, in my case wind energy community, there will be more than a single person who can help, and at least one person per country.
Last year I done something similar at the national level (Denmark), where I led a group of 20+ people who lay down foundations for making wind energy data FAIR. Here is a short summary of the outcome:–PLaZOOF
Best regards,
On 22 Feb 2019, 05.56 +0100, julien , wrote:
Hi Timea,
for what regards the title in the Frascati R&D categorisation: “1. Natural Sciences / 1.2 Computer and information sciences” would be the relevant classification in my case.
Concerning the best way to contact us, the contact list is fine but I have nothing against having my email published in the RDA pages (in the page list of ambassadors and in my RDA user page). I think it would be better and it is possible to display an email address properly and to keep it crypted for robots. As far as I understand, the form that can be used to contact a RDA user via his personnal Web page requires to be logged in (and thus to be a RDA user) and I think it should be more open since not everybody knows the RDA (or is not registered as a RDA user).
Have a good day
On 21/02/2019 17:07, TimeaBiro wrote:
Hi Francoise,
Yes, there is an external contact list to be used to contact the Ambassadors. I did mention it in my email below, sorry if it wasn’t clear. The contact list is ***@***.***, available on the overview page (can highlight it in a different colour to make it more visible).
If any of the Ambassadors also wishes to have their email address listed on the website, we can do that, of course. We didn’t want to take it for granted since many use their institutional one or might have privacy concerns if their personal one gets listed.
We are open to and support whatever the individual choice is but have provided a contact list on behalf of the project so as to make sure whoever wishes to contact the Ambassadors has that option available.
Many thanks,

Timea Biro | Project Manager, Digital Repository of Ireland
Royal Irish Academy | 19 Dawson St. Dublin 2
***@***.*** | @dri_ireland |
From: on behalf of Francoise Genova
Date: Thursday 21 February 2019 at 15:44
To: “***@***.***
Subject: Re: [rda-eu-ambassadors] RDA EU Ambassadors public page & Domain classification
Dear Timea,
Thanks for the link to the overview page. I am preparing a message to the RDA France list, which will also include information about the second call for candidates.
One question is about suggesting that the Ambassadors can be contacted by the community. For me it is important to allow this kind of direct link. What do the Ambassadors think about it?
If it is OK we have to provide the community with a way to send a message to the Ambassador they want to get in touch with. Some people may not want to display their emails too prominently. Could we provide the Contact page of the individual’s personal page? Sorry if it is done already, I did not find it…
Le 20/02/2019 à 11:53, TimeaBiro a écrit :
Dear all,
This is just to let you know that we have published the Ambassadors overview page on the RDA website
Thank you for sending the information in. We have done minor edits to text and photos to harmonize them, please feel free to check and suggest any updates or corrections if necessary. We now also have an external contact list now set up now and will be promoting that as the way of contacting you.
As you might have seen from previous exchanges we would like to promote the use of the Frascati R&D categorisation in reference to disciplines
We kindly ask you to review the list and suggest what would be the best fitting title for you. If appropriate, it should be in the format broad classification / second-level classification e.g. Engineering and technology / Materials engineering, if not, it can be just the broad classification e.g. Social Sciences , if you feel that is more suitable and a better reflection of your work.
Thank you for your patience, we know we have already had an exchange on this but it is a work in progress with other activities and we think it would be good to align as much as and as soon as possible. We have also just now included it as mandatory field for the applications to the 2nd Ambassadors Open Call launched yesterday.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you need more information or clarifications.
Many thanks and best regards,

Timea Biro | Project Manager, Digital Repository of Ireland
Royal Irish Academy | 19 Dawson St. Dublin 2
***@***.*** | @dri_ireland |
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