Under the theme “Data Makes the Difference”, the 14th Plenary meeting of the Research Data Alliance will explore researchers’ abilities to use data in making a positive impact in the world’s complex challenges. Whether this is your first plenary meeting or you are an RDA expert, here is your guide through the Plenary in Helsinki.
We are pleased to announce that we will be bringing the poster competition back to P14, after receiving a number of great submissions. This time, voting will be opened to all attendees.
On the first day of the plenary, an online voting form will be circulated and participants will be asked to vote for their five favourite posters. At the end of Day 2, we will collect responses and announce the top three places, who will each receive a prize! The announcement will be made at the social dinner at Tapahtumatalo Bank Restaurant.
RDA is pleased to announce the candidates nominated for the 2019 Technical Advisory Board (TAB) election. For members not familiar with TAB, this RDA governance group provides technical expertise and advice to RDA Council, and assists in the development, review and promotion of RDA Working & Interest Groups.
The founding organisations wish for International Data Week are inviting proposals to host the third and fourth editions of this exciting event in September/October/November 2021 and 2023 respectively. Deadline is 28 October 2019.
Support to Data Repositories, Semantics and Data Policies: FAIRsFAIR partners recently analysed the Research Data Alliance Interest and Working Groups to identify those whose priorities most closely match with FAIRsFAIR activities.
If you are planning on traveling to Helsinki, Finland next month for RDA Plenary 14, please make sure you register for the meeting and book your hotel reservations as soon as possible.
The “Coordinating the Global Open Science Commons Interest Group” (GOSC IG) recently submitted its charter and is seeking comments from the RDA community. The charter is a brief summary of what the group plans to address, how it’s aligned with the RDA mission and how the group would be a value-added contribution to the community.
The Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) is a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC), and a pan-European distributed research infrastructure that provides large scale, integrated and sustainable data services to the social sciences. To strengthen its team, CESSDA is currently looking for a Project Manager
Due to the extremely positive feedback received regarding the Plenary 13 Unconference held last April and the perspective that an Unconference meeting has a significant role in shaping the direction of RDA, we have decided to include it again in the Plenary 14 programme. For this time, however, we want to give you, our members, the opportunity to have a hands-on role in leading the event itself. If you are interested or have experience in conducting an Unconference, we want to hear from you.