Dr. Francine Berman, Chair of the United States (U.S.) region of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) – RDA-US – is pleased to announce the appointment of Leslie McIntosh Borrelli, PhD, MPH, as the Executive Director of RDA-US. Dr. McIntosh will be responsible for launching RDA-US as a non-profit and leading the organization through its next stage of growth.
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This special one-day workshop for scientists and data and information professionals is focused on characterizing and managing digital representations of research objects (DRO) including publications, data sets, software, audio, video, and specimens in a dynamic digital science ecosystem.
Application deadlines for the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) and the National Transportation Library (NTL) Fellowships are fast approaching. These are both excellent programs and will undoubtedly provide an amazing experience to selected individuals.
The second edition of International Data Week (IDW 2018) will be held on 22–26 October 2018 in Gaborone, Botswana. Hosted by the Botswana Open Science and Open Data Forum, IDW 2018 will bring together data professionals and researchers from all disciplines and from all parts of the globe.
Research Data Alliance supports earth and space science community works together to develop best practices across the data lifecycle.
How are authors of journal articles paying Open Access fees or Article Processing Costs? What is the administrative burden for authors? And do their research organisations have an accurate overview of all these payments?
The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is a global organization whose membership is focused on building and using social and technical infrastructure to accelerate data sharing and data-driven innovation. The RDA community is comprised of roughly 6000 members from over 120 countries and meets twice yearly at Plenaries around the world.
As a result of a decision made at the last Council meeting in July 2017, the 2017 election to TAB will elect 5 members to replace the 4 who are rotating off after their 3 year terms are complete. The total number of TAB members will therefore increase to 13 after this year’s TAB Election. This process will also be followed in 2018 and 2019 to expand the total TAB size to 15.
To accommodate the change in numbers, the regional balancing criterion will be changed as follows:
The Open Science FAIR conference in Athens (6th-8th of September), will include a session, chaired by OpenAIRE, aiming to present and discuss the Open Science publishing tools that will be provided as-a-Service ("OSaaS approach”) via the OpenAIRE-Connect project to research communities willing/urging to adhere to Open Science publishing principles.