CODATA is partnering the International Social Science Council in organising the World Social Science Fellows Seminar on Big Data in an Urban Context, 30 November to 4 December 2015, Xiamen, China.
Research Data Alliance (RDA) is pleased to announce that four of the “outputs” developed out of its initial set of Working Groups have officially been endorsed by several external organizations located throughout the world. These “outputs,” are technical and social solutions and recommendations that enable data sharing, exchange, and interoperability. Working Groups at RDA initiated their development in 2013, with the goal of sharing them with other data communities who would ultimately endorse and adopt them in their own activities.
Co-sponsored by CENDI, National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) and the Research Data Alliance/US (RDA/US), and hosted by the Board on Research Data and Information and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, this one-day workshop for data professionals is focused on the evolving concept of the “commons” and the many challenges associated with its development.
Francine Berman, chair of the U.S. branch of the Research Data Alliance and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Edward G. Hamilton Distinguished Chair in Computer Science, is featured in the July 27 issue of the open access journal PLOS Biology in an article titled “Let’s Make Gender Diversity in Data Science a Priority Right from the Start.”
This week, RDA will be participating in in the 2015 summer meeting of the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Federation at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California. The ESIP Federation is a broad-based community drawn from agencies and individuals who collectively provide end-to-end handling for Earth and environmental science data and information. With the theme, “The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners & Community Resilience: Coming Together," this meeting enables members to wor