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Community Engagement That Works! Examining tools and success stories of pathways to Engagement in Community-led organisations at a global level

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    Beth Knazook

    Collaborative session notes:…
    15 minutes
    The RDA Community Section 1:
    Connie Clare (RDA Community Development Manager) – Overview of Community Groups 
    Beth Knazook (DRI Project Manager, Research Data) – Overview of RDA Calls and Engaging Underrepresented Communities 
    45 minutes
    Engagement Successes and Challenges Section 2:

    Allyson Lister (RDA / EOSC Future Domain Ambassadors, FAIRsharing Content & Community Lead) (UK)

    Lindsey Anderson (PNNL, FAIRsharing Omics Community Curator, various RDA WGs) (USA)

    Francis Crawley, (GPC Alliance, RDA / EOSC Future Domain Ambassador)

    Ana Slavec (former RDA ambassador for engineering/renewable materials, and InnoRenew CoE) (Europe)

    Sebastien Denvil (former RDA ambassador for weather and climate, and European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts) (Europe)

    Pedro Freitas Mendes (RDA / EOSC Future Domain Ambassador for Catalysis)

    Mikala Narlock (Director, Data Curation Network) (USA)

    Kathryn Barker (ARDC) (Australia)

    30 minutes
    Panel and Discussion
    Purpose of the panel: come up with a set of concrete ideas for the secretariat to implement with regards to increased usage of RDA outputs within the community, and how to improve awareness of the ways RDA can help (e.g. open calls).

    Romain David (Professionalise Data Stewardship IG)

    Fotis E. Psomopoulos (RDA Early Career and Engagement IG)

    Elli Papadopoulou (Engaging Researchers with Data IG)

    Allyson Lister (FAIRsharing WG)

    1. First group option
    FAIRsharing Registry: Connecting data policies, standards and databases RDA WG

    3.Third group option
    Engaging Researchers with Data IG

    Additional links to informative material

    EOSC Future grants

    RDA Europe 4.0

    RDA Europe Ambassadors

    RDA Europe Adoption grants

    RDA / EOSC Future Domain Ambassadorships: 

    FAIRsharing Community Curation Programme: 

    This Session was originally submitted as the Bringing the RDA Community to your Community joint session. It was merged with the BoF application Harnessing the power of the RDA: grants and other instruments supporting grass-roots expertise, knowledge sharing and community building.

    Avoid conflict with the following group (1)
    Professionalising Data Stewardship IG

    Avoid conflict with the following group (3)
    Engaging Researchers with Data IG

    Contact for group (email)

    Group chair serving as contact person
    Allyson Lister

    I declare that I have informed the chairs of all the Working / Interest groups included in this joint meeting application.

    Meeting objectives
    The RDA is one of many grassroots data initiatives run globally that is attempting to broaden engagement in open science and improve practices around research data management.  Its members participate in a variety of community initiatives, some financially supported, aimed at engaging community experts to share RDA outputs and encourage best practice in a variety of research domains and contexts. Instruments such as grants, community partnerships, and national networks are intended as effective and light-weight incentives to work towards these goals.
    The purpose of this session is to present a range of global initiatives and engagement activities, and to spotlight what engagement strategies work well and how to improve. It will showcase individuals who are actively, or have been previously, involved in such programmes as well as highlight some RDA groups and their engagement. It will aim to foster discussion of the best ways to support and fund grass-roots expertise, knowledge sharing and participation in the context of open science community actions. 
    Existing methods of successful community engagement, as well as any challenges to those successes, will be showcased using the following examples:

    Open Calls: RDA open calls programmes and Ambassadorships

    RDA Foundation Community Engagement (Global)

    FAIRsharing Community Curation Programme 

    Data Curation Network (US) use case

    RDA IGs and WGs use cases

    Our session will aim to explore which tools are most effective at socialising best practice guidance (such as RDA outputs) and integrating them into community practices; whether certain disciplines profit more from different types of engagement activities; and how the RDA can aim to support its membership in optimising effective engagement strategies, particularly for the global data commons, given that outreach is such an important driver for success. 
    Take Away’s

    Better understanding and overview of Community Engagement activities in community initiatives such as RDA

    How effective these activities are in influencing community practices 

    A grasp of good strategies that could potentially be sustained in the future

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    Target Audience

    Researchers who would like to know how best to make use of research resources to enable FAIR (e.g. databases, standards, policies) and RDA outputs specifically but are not sure how to do so.

    Resource managers and developers who would like to contribute to the description of their research resources

    RDA chairs that have created outputs and wish to see it used “in the wild” within the broader research community, but isn’t sure how best to advertise it

    RDA chairs that have successfully integrated an RDA output within their community. They are invited to provide their user story and suggest ways to capitalise on this success.

    Data facilitators (e.g. librarians, data stewards) who wish to discover the outputs that will best help them in their roles

    Early career researchers, who are often very active in their home universities/research projects and local research communities. Their feedback on the challenges/benefits of joining the RDA as an ECR and making use of its outputs would be welcome. How can WGs and IGs suggest activities and outputs that might be of particular interest to ECRs (e.g. the FAIRsharing Community Curation Programme)?

    Any RDA member who is engaged and excited about the opportunities for networking with the RDA, but isn’t sure how to bring the RDA network back to their “home” research community

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