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The Global Research Data Alliance community response to the global COVID-19 pandemic
28 May 2020

The Global Research Data Alliance community response to the global COVID-19 pandemic

Today, 28 May 2020, the Research Data Alliance publishes the pre-final version of the RDA COVID-19 Recommendations and Guidelines covering four research areas – clinical data, omics practices, epidemiology and social sciences. This document is also complimented by overarching areas focusing on legal and ethical considerations, research software, community participation and indigenous data.

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 Adoption of RDA solutions across all disciplines & domains
20 May 2020

Adoption of RDA solutions across all disciplines & domains

Since 2013, 45 flagship recommendations and outputs have been produced by RDA Working and Interest Groups (May 2020). These are very wide ranging, addressing registries for persistent identifiers and data types, policy templates, repository audit methodologies, standards directories, curricula, wheat data interoperability, data/literature cross-linking and many other fields. A number of recommendations have also been endorsed as ICT technical specifications by the European Multi-Stakeholder Platform on ICT specifications. We’ve asked RDA members who have already adopted RDA outputs to share their experience and lessons learned.

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18 May 2020

The TRUST Principles - An RDA Community Effort

An RDA community effort has led to the development and publication, in Nature Research’s Scientific Data, of the article, “The TRUST Principles for digital repositories”. These principles offer guidance for maintaining the trustworthiness of digital repositories, especially those responsible for the stewardship of research data. Guidance for each of the TRUST Principles is reproduced below.

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Survey of Open Access (OA) Open Science Scholarship (OS) services infrastructure in Europe
18 May 2020

Survey of Open Access (OA) Open Science Scholarship (OS) services infrastructure in Europe

OA & OS Infrastructure (OSI) is defined as sets of services, protocols, standards and software contributing to the research lifecycle – from collaboration and experimentation through data collection and storage, data organization, data analysis and computation, authorship, submission, review and annotation, copyediting, publishing, archiving, citation, discovery and more (IOI definition). The purpose of this survey, commissioned by SPARC Europe, is to gather information on established (operating for at least 2 years) international, national or regional OA & OS infrastructures.

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15 May 2020, Fourth release of RDA COVID-19 Guidelines and Recommendations
15 May 2020

15 May 2020, Fourth release of RDA COVID-19 Guidelines and Recommendations

During a pandemic, data combined with the right context and meaning can be transformed into knowledge for informing public health responses. Timely and accurate collection, reporting and sharing of data with the research community, public health practitioners, clinicians and policy makers will inform assessment of the likely impact of a pandemic to implement efficient and effective response strategies.

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RDA COVID-19; Recommendations and guidelines 3rd release - open for comments
08 May 2020

RDA COVID-19; Recommendations and guidelines 3rd release - open for comments

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) COVID-19 group published the third release of the COVID-19 Data Sharing Recommendations and Guidelines, today 8 May 2020.

A global cohort of 450 data, social science. legal and ethical, and software experts together with professionals from the clinical, epidemiology and omics sectors are working in a fast track and rapid response to meeting the following objectives:

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