“As a 4th year medical student in the UK, the path that lead me to the Research Data Alliance (RDA) plenary was different to many of the other early career program participants. I have no background in IT, bioinformatics or programming, but as a medical researcher I care passionately about how research data is analysed, shared and published”.
By Dimitris Gavrilis - ATHENA Research Centre, Fotis Karayannis-ATHENA Research Centre, Giota Koltsida - ATHENA Research Centre, Eleni Petra- ATHENA Research Centre, Tilemachos Koliopoulos - Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Anton Ellenbroek FAO
The ICSU World Data System (WDS) and the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) Board are pleased to announce the availability of their unified Requirements for Core Trustworthy Data Repository certification. A unified catalogue of requirements was developed through a DSA–WDS partnership Working Group within the Research Data Alliance (RDA). The group built on inherent complementarity between the criteria previously established by the two organizations to harmonize unified and universal requirements reflecting the core characteristics of trustworthy data repositories.
Is there a topic that you feel should be a priority for the global research data sharing agenda? Make sure you submit an application for a “Birds of a Feather” session exploring emerging data sharing topics and new potential working or interest group themes. This is the first step for putting your data challenge on the global research data sharing agenda.
The RDA Subcommittee on Strategy has drafted papers on three very important topics related to the vision and future of RDA.
This week saw the first RDA UK workshop hosted by Jisc in Birmingham. The Research Data Alliance is a community-driven organisation aiming to build the social and technical infrastructure to enable open sharing of data. Members come together through self-formed Interest and Working Groups to discuss shared issues and develop recommendations and outputs to address these.
Geosciences is one of the many fields where RDA members are impactful, from progress within working and interest groups to engaging with the non-RDA community through involvement with other national and international organizations, as well as working with other interested individuals.
At this time, here are just some of the following RDA groups that have a connection with the geology discipline:
23 Things is a recognised training concept that supports flexible, self-paced learning. In 2015, a version of the program called ‘23 Things: Libraries for Research Data’ was launched by the RDA’s Libraries for Research Data Interest Group. The resulting resource is presented as a two-page handout that groups 23 free, online resources to help librarians get involved in research data management into 10 categories.
Françoise Genova presents RDA at the annual Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) conference in Trieste (IT), 16-20 October 2016.