Fiona Murphy, once a scholarly publisher, now an independent scholarly communications consultant, has been working with funders, institutions, learned societies, and research project teams to support twenty-first century scholarship. She has recently been appointed one of twelve Research Data Alliance Ambassadors, with particular emphasis on supporting good research data practices in the scholarly publishing world and within that an emphasis on learned societies and the Global South. We asked Fiona to tell us what she’s learned from researchers about data sharing.
The rapid growth in the volume and diversity of biological data promise a better understanding of the basic biological processes. But to analyse these data and transform this information into new insights, life science researches need new skills in data manipulation, computer science and statistics. There is a growing demand all around the world for training in data management, large scale analysis, machine learning or data visualisation.
The opening speech of the evening reception of the 14th Plenary Meeting of the RDA by Päivi Sutinen, City as a Service Director, City of Espoo
RDA Europe has selected a new group of Domain Researchers and Data Experts to participate in the 14th RDA Plenary, taking place at the Aalto University in Helsinki this week. All seven grantees have a strong interest in RDA, and are drivers or adopters of one or more of the RDA outputs to enable data sharing by or from their project or organization.
TAB Member Election 2019
This October 2019, RDA holds its annual TAB elections. After RDA’s 14th Plenary in Helsinki, Finland, 5 new members will be elected to RDA’s Technical Advisory Board (TAB). There are 14 TAB members, and the following 4 are rotating off in November 2019 as their terms expire:
- Helen Glaves
- Devika Madalli
- Paul Uhlir
- Tobias Weigel