OA Internal newsletter no2

19 Feb 2019
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Dear all,
Here are some news and updates for the RDA Organisational Members and Affiliates. Feel free to reuse and disseminate in your networks. We would appreciate your feedback on its usefulness and how to improve it. And if you find any bugs, please let us know. Thanks!
Recently endorsed groups:

* FAIR Data Maturity Model WG: Developing core criteria to assess the implementation level of the FAIR data principles - December 2018
* Software Source Code Identification WG: Bringing together a broad panel of stakeholders directly involved in handling the identification of software artifacts in an effort to ensure that the academic solutions in this area of software identification will be compatible to each other and with the rest of practices worldwide - December 2018
* IG for Surveying Open Data Practices: Developing an open survey approach that could be adopted and implemented to track changes in data sharing practices and policies overtime - September 2018
* Research Data Architectures in Research Institutions IG: Identifying technical architectures for managing research data within universities and other multi-disciplinary research institutions. - September 2018
* Blockchain Applications in Health WG: Securing data sharing among clinical institutions and individuals with Blockchain technology - August 2018
* CODATA/RDA Research Data Science Schools for Low and Middle Income Countries IG: Continuing the work of the now completed RDA/CODATA Summer Schools in Data Science and Cloud Computing in the Developing World Working Group - August 2018
* ESIP/RDA Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences IG - Developing both general and domain-specific leading practices for data management, infrastructure development, vocabularies, and common data/digital services in the area of Earth, space, and environmental science communities to avoid duplications - August 2018
* Capacity Development for Agriculture WG: Developing synergies between existing education and training activities and agricultural science needs by performing a landscape assessment to identify existing gaps and training requirements within the Interest Group on Agricultural Data - July 2018
Recent recommendations/supporting outputs

* Data Discovery Paradigms Interest Group: A survey of current practices in data search services
* Federated Identity Management Interest Group: Federated Identity Management for Research Collaborations
Recent recommendations with RDA Endorsement in process

* PID Kernel Information Working Group: Recommendation on PID Kernel Information
* RDA / TDWG Metadata Standards for attribution of physical and digital collections stewardship WG: RDA/TDWG Attribution Metadata Working Group: Final Recommendations
* FAIRSharing Registry: connecting data policies, standards & databases WG: The FAIRsharing Registry and Recommendations: Interlinking Standards, Databases and Data Policies
* Research Data Repository Interoperability WG: Research Data Repository Interoperability WG Final Recommendations
* Brokering Governance Working Group: Sustainable Business Models for Brokering Middleware to support Research Interoperability,
Recent adoption stories:

* Data standards for Agriculture: INRA adoption of RDA Outputs
Request for comments open:

* Reproducible Health Data Services WG Case Statement - Deadline: 3rd of March 2019
* Research Data Management in Engineering IG Charter Statement - Deadline: 1st of March 2019
* Research Funders and Stakeholders on Open Research and Data Management Policies and Practices IG Charter - Deadline: 21st of February 2019
RDA Europe new national groups

* RDA in Norway: National RDA coordination group - Feb 2019
* RDA in Slovenia: National RDA coordination group - December 2018
* RDA in Greece: National RDA coordination group - July 2018
Other news:

* RDA call for Council's nominations 2019
* RDA's 13th Plenary Meeting | 2-4 April 2019 | Philadelphia, USA - Program overview, Venue hotel Information, Registration information
* RDA's 14th Plenary - Helsinki, Finland | 23-25 October 2019 | Helsinki, Finland
Quick links:

* News and media
* Upcoming events
* Recommendations & Outputs
* RDA Membership
* RDA twitter feed

Kind regards,
Fotis

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Fotis Karayannis, Dr. Eng.
RDA secretariat-OAB liaison
ATHENA Research Center

Phone: +30 211 1206 431
Mobile: +30 6945 878784
Skype: fotis71
Twitter: fkarayan