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.
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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.
24 July 2017 - The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is pleased to announce the official publication of its first 4 Recommendations as ICT technical specifications.
Wondering whether you should participate in the next RDA Plenary? We believe “better data equals better decisions”, so here is some data about past and future RDA Plenaries for you to reflect upon.
So, you are a data scientist. You can sometimes get obsessed with your research and dream about how much better everything could work if data were open, accessible and interoperable... Let’s face it: you are a data enthusiast, at the start of your career.
RDA Europe is offering travel support to Early Career European Researchers & Scientists working with Data to attend the 10th RDA Plenary meeting, in Montrèal, Canada, 19-21 September 2017.
The Switchboard software - the implementation of the DDRI WG recommendation - now has a new capability to exchange data with the VIVO platform. The Switchboard software has enabled the DDRI partners to create a network of scholarly works that link research data to publications, researchers, grants and other data collections across research repositories.
CODATA 2017 Conference, 'Global Challenges and Data-Driven Science': Submission and Early Bird Registration Deadline Extended to 28 July
On 21 June 2017, the European Commission set-up the new High Level Expert Group European Open Science Cloud. Its mission is to advise the Commission on the measures needed to implement the European Open Science Cloud.
The new group, chaired by Silvana Muscella (Trust-IT Services), is composed of ten high-level experts from different European countries and two third-countries (Australia and US). Together, they have a complementary set of expertise related to various key aspects of the set-up of scientific data clouds, including standardisation, certification, procurement, delivery of federated services, business models, management, governance and funding of national and European research data infrastructures and e-Infrastructures.