Early Career and Engagement Interest Group

03 May 2017

Early Career and Engagement Interest Group

The purpose of the Early Career and Engagement Interest Group (ECEIG) is to provide a focal point for Early and Mid-Career Researchers and Professionals, including those involved in various RDA-related fellowships and Early Career programs.

While other efforts exist in RDA to support Early Career Researchers and Professionals, such as the RDA-US and RDA-EU fellowship programs, the RDA ECEIG seeks to complement existing efforts by (i) building a peers network, (ii) maintaining a “live” document of advice for Early Career Researchers and Professionals and (iii) creating opportunities for formal and informal mentoring within RDA.

Specifically, objectives of this IG are to:

1. Focus on Early Career Researchers and Professionals because they need the most support

2. Establish a volunteer-based mentoring progam 3. Network across domains to establish an interdisciplinary network of peers

4. Provide a space for people who have more experience with RDA to pass on knowledge and lessons learned to Early Career Researchers and Professionals

5. Create a social outlet specifically for Early Career Researchers and Professionals

To find out more, please view the IG Charter and leave your comments below. 

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  • Sarah Ramdeen's picture

    Author: Sarah Ramdeen

    Date: 04 May, 2017

    I believe the inclusion of such goals as "Develop a process for identifying domains and disciplines that we want to attract to RDA and support" should be considered outside the scope of this IG.  Engaging outside communities is a large task which takes focus away from engaging and supporting early career members of RDA.

  • Devan Ray Donaldson's picture

    Author: Devan Ray Donaldson

    Date: 04 May, 2017

    Hi Sarah! Thank you for your comment. You are actually referring to the previous version of the charter for this IG. We now have the revised version of the charter/case statement uploaded. This version reflects a consensus that was built among those to attended the follow up meeting that we had about establishing this IG during P9. Please take a look at the document now and let us know what you think. Many thanks!  

  • Devan Ray Donaldson's picture

    Author: Devan Ray Donaldson

    Date: 04 May, 2017

    The current version of the charter/case statement is now available. Please look at this version as opposed to other earlier versions because we made significant changes to the document after the meeting we had at RDA P9 based on feedback that we recieved from multiple plenary attendees. Thank you! - Devan and Fotis 

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