Early Career and Engagement IG

IG

Group details

IG Established
 

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.

 

RDA members recognize that there is a need to create a space in RDA for those who are at the beginning stages of their careers. Specifically, RDA members recognized that Early Career Researchers and Professionals usually need additional support for:

  1. networking amongst themselves to learn about other Early Career scientists and their research, i.e., establishing a “network of peers”, and

  2. mentoring from senior RDA members who are interested in mentoring Early Career Researchers and Professionals.

 

Designating time on each RDA plenary schedule for this IG is important because those who are in the beginning stages of their careers have their own unique talents and strengths and they represent the next generation of RDA; they are critical to the future of RDA. At a BoF conducted during RDA P8 in Denver, CO a group of Early Career fellows agreed to explore the idea of creating an IG centering on those who are in the early stages of their careers and helping them effectively engage with RDA.  This effort was continued and crystallized at a dedicated networking session during RDA P9 in Barcelona, Spain.

 

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 progamme

  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

 

 

The ECEIG is open to all RDA members to participate, and is of particular interest to Researchers and Professionals in the Early and Mid-Career stages. This IG is also of interest to more experienced RDA members who desire to mentor and support Early and Mid-Career Researchers and Professionals. Membership draws initially from the Early Career pool here  

Finally, we are using the following communication channels:

 



Recent Activity

20 Jan 2020

EU funding and Melbourne P15 sessions of interest

Hi all
2 quick updates:
1. If you're EU based and early career check out the funding options for
travel to Melbourn P15 below
2. There will be 3 sessions of possible interest in Melbourn P15:
- As decided at Helsinki we're spinning off a WG: *Working Group on
Ethical and Legal best practices for Drone Data in a global research
context (WELDD
*).
To prep for this there are 2 scheduled pre-webinars (Recordings will be
made available).

20 Jan 2020

Fwd: [Rda-eu-chairs] Travel grants for the 15th RDA Plenary - Melbourne, Australia | March 2020

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From: <***@***.***-alliance.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 at 12:35
Subject: [Rda-eu-chairs] Travel grants for the 15th RDA Plenary -
Melbourne, Australia | March 2020
To: ***@***.***-alliance.org <***@***.***-alliance.org>
Dear all,
The RDA Europe project is running a final round of Open Calls for the
Early Career and Expert grants. *7 Early Careers and 5 Experts
travel grants* of *EUR 2400* are being offered to support participation

21 Dec 2019

RDA P15 Melbourne - Session Acceptance

 
Dear Early Career and Engagement Interest Group,
 
At its meeting on December 19, the RDA Technical Advisory Board considered your proposal for a session at Plenary 15 in 2020.
 
We are happy to advise you that your session proposal ("Building a flexible and inclusive to all Data Mentoring Programme") has been accepted. Congratulations!
 
TAB has some suggestions below for how you could improve your session. Please update the session description accordingly to provide the best information for potential attendees.
 

06 Dec 2019

RDA Plenary 15 Announcements - Registration and Calls for Co-located Events and Posters Now Open

 

RDA is excited to announce several important pieces of information related to RDA Plenary 15: Data for Real-World Impact, which will be held from 18-20 March 2020 in Melbourne, Australia at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, MCEC (https://mcec.com.au/).   This event will be hosted by CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) with the support of the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC).

06 Dec 2019

P15 Session Proposal Received

Dear RDA Chair,

 

Thank you for your session proposal for Plenary 15 titled “Building a flexible and inclusive to all Data Mentoring Programme ”.  A review of all submitted proposals is now underway by the RDA Technical Advisory Board, with notifications of acceptance and scheduling details planned to be sent out the first week in January.  

 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you have regarding your submission.  

 

Thank you.

 

Regards,

 

Alex Delipalta, on behalf of the RDA Secretariat

28 Nov 2019

Deadline For P15 Group Session Submissions Extended To 5 December 2019

Dear RDA members, 

 

RDA's 15th Plenary meeting, Melbourne, Australia, 18-20 March 2020 

 

The deadline to submit session proposals for Plenary 15 in Melbourne, Australia has been extended to 5 December 2019, midnight UTC.