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

11 Feb 2019

Invitation to the next AMA call on Text and Data Mining!

Hello everyone,

We hope this email finds you well! We are writing to invite you to yet another "Ask me Anything" meeting, this time dedicated to Text and Data Mining (TDM)! If you are interested in learning more about TDM, specific methods or the legal framework enabling such activities, be sure to check our guest speaker's, Luca Foppiano, presentation.

 

24 Jan 2019

Supporting Early Career Researchers and Creating a Space for Social Engagement - P13 Session Accepted

Dear Working/Interest Group members,
Congratulations! Your session application - Supporting Early Career
Researchers and Creating a Space for Social Engagement - has been
approved and will appear in the RDA Plenary 13 Programme. Please
consider this your official notification of acceptance.
The detailed Plenary 13 programme will be published online by 11
February, 2019, and your scheduled session time will be published in the
programme. The programme will also include the link to your meeting web

21 Jan 2019

Fwd: Q&A Webinar: RDA Europe Early Career & Expert Grants – 22 January 2019, 16:00 CET

Hi everyone,
a reminder about the following event.
Best regards,
Elli Papadopoulou
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Timea Biro <***@***.***>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2019 at 12:49
Subject: Q&A Webinar: RDA Europe Early Career & Expert Grants – 22 January
2019, 16:00 CET
**Apologies for cross-posting**
RDA Europe is currently running 2 open
calls to facilitate participation of *7 RDA Early Career Researchers* and *5
Expert RDA members* to the *13th RDA Plenary
*

12 Jan 2019

Webinar: RDA Europe Early Career And Expert Grants – Overview And Q&A Session - 22 January 2019, 16:00 CET - 15:00 GMT

Hi all,
first of all, my best and warmest wishes for a Happy and Productive New
Year!
I'm forwarding the following webinar on RDA Europe Early Career And Expert
Grants that will probably be of some interest to our members located in EU.
*Webinar: RDA Europe Early Career And Expert Grants – Overview And Q&A
Session
*
Webinar Date/Time 22 January 2019, 16:00 CET - 15:00 GMT
Presenters: Natalie Harrower (DRI), Sarah Jones (DCC)

10 Jan 2019

Fwd: ReTraCE call: open until 15-January-2019!

Hi everyone and Happy New Year!
Thought this might be of interest to some of you.
Kind regards,
Elli Papadopoulou
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: [Odss.4SC] <***@***.***>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 at 11:53
Subject: ReTraCE call: open until 15-January-2019!
To: João Miranda <***@***.***>
Dear Colleagues,
Hope the holidays season was cheerful!
We are very glad to share with you the ReTraCE UK Press release

07 Dec 2018

Become an influencer to our 2019 AMA Calendar by joining our last AMA call on Wednesday 12/12!

Hi,

We hope this email finds you well. We are writing to invite you to the last "Ask Me Anything" meeting of 2018, where you can ask our ECEIG mentors ANYTHING!

During this teleconference, our mentors will be volunteering their time to answer any questions you may have about how to further develop your research, how to advance in your career, or whatever questions you may have regarding your involvement in RDA.

17 Nov 2018

November AMA meeting: Update

Hi all,
As you may recall, the ECEIG holds a "Ask me Anything" meeting on the third
Wednesday of every month. However, the next two planned AMAs are
uncomfortably close to the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays, thus posing
an extra hurdle in attendance - both for mentors and mentees.
As such, we will be merging the two AMAs into a single last meeting for
2018, to take place on December 12th at the same time. We will be sending
out an invitation closer to the date, but we wanted to make sure that you
are all aware of this change.