RDA Europe (https://rd-alliance.org/rda-europe) has launched a series of cascading grants designed to support research data experts and young researchers working with data. Two of the grants schemas, the Early Career and the Expert grant programmes, are being run in connection to the main RDA working meetings with the aim of providing the grantees with the opportunity to leverage the Plenaries and engage closer with the RDA global data sharing community.
The RDA Foundation is seeking a responsible Executive Assistant (EA) to support the daily operations of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) and its Secretary General. The EA will be required to communicate (written and verbal) in the English language on a daily basis and perform a series of tasks in a well-organised and timely way. The EA will be expected to act proactively, independently and without guidance while understanding the needs and characteristics of the people with whom he/she will work with.
We are delighted to announce an agreement between Wellcome and the Research Data Alliance Foundation. Wellcome will make a financial contribution to the Foundation in 2018 and 2019 as a sign of their support and commitment to the aims and goals of the Research Data Alliance and their broader dedication to open research.
RDA Europe is pleased to announce the results of the first call for new RDA Europe national nodes. We were delighted to receive ten applications, four of which were very strong and have been selected to support the mission and work of the Research Data Alliance in Europe.
RDA Europe 4.0, as the European plug-in to RDA, currently has 3 open calls to support growing the community of research data experts and practitioners. RDA Europe offers grants for Early Careers, Experts to attend Plenary 13 in Philadelphia and for organisations to develop a use-case for adoption of RDA outputs.
If you or your colleagues are interested in organizing a specific event in the near future, you may want to consider collocating it in conjunction with RDA during its (P13) in April 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A small number of rooms are available for use at the event venue, Loews Philadelphia, as well as at Drexel University, and we are pleased to make this space available to interested parties for this purpose.
During the 12th Plenary meeting, RDA presented its regional engagement strategy to the community and interested parties. On Wednesday 5 December 2018, members of the RDA Regional Engagement Task Force, hold two webinars to outline the RDA regional engagement framework and allow interested parties an opportunity to learn more, interact with the presenters and ask questions on the regional strategy recently presented by RDA. Slides and recordings are now available.
RDA is pleased to announce the opening of the annual Technical Advisory Board (TAB) elections. 5 new members will be elected to RDA’s TAB in this cycle. Online voting was officially opened yesterday during the RDA P12/International Data Week and will remain open for two weeks until 18 November 2018. The newly elected TAB members will be announced shortly after.