Europe’s first conference on Digital Infrastructures for Research (DI4R 2016) is designed with research communities in mind and aims to foster the broader adoption of digital infrastructure services and promote user-driven innovation. DI4R2016, taking place in Kraków, on 28-30 September 2016, will be hosted by Academic Computer Centre CYFRONET and organised jointly by EGI, EUDAT, GÉANT, OpenAIRE and RDA Europe. All researchers, developers and service providers are invited to submit abstracts for presentations, training sessions, workshops and demonstrations through the Call for Participation, open until 3 June 2016.
RDA Europe has just launched the second Call for Collaboration Projects to support communities that want to test or adopt RDA outputs.
This is a call for all RDA Working and Interest Groups to share what they have produced that they think is broadly useful or informative…
RDA builds the social and technical bridges that enable the open sharing of data.
That’s our mission statement. It’s a good mission statement. It helps us focus on delivering the interconnections that make infrastructure functional, and these interconnections or “bridges” are the outputs that help RDA produce value. They take many forms.
23 (research data) Things – the self-directed learning programme launched in March by the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) – has proved a big hit with the research data community.
ANDS gave a presentation to the Research Data Alliance’s Libraries for Research Data (L4RD) Interest Group in Tokyo in March 2016, outlining the programme’s planned goals and activities.
RDA Europe has launched a new Call for applications for the Early Career support Programme for the RDA 8th Plenary to be held in Denver, CO, USA, 15 - 17 September 2016.
At its 6th edition, the aim of this programme is to introduce European early career researchers & scientists to RDA, highlight what data scientists / practitioners are doing, leverage on Early Career Researchers & Scientists knowledge to support Plenary 8 activities and support the Working Group and Interest Group activities.
Successful applicants are:
The Belmont Forum e-Infrastructure Coordination, Communications, and Coordination Office (C3O) seeks a full-time Coordination Officer for a period of up to three (3) years to foster and support international communication, collaboration, and coordination to implement recommendations in the e-Infrastructures & Data Management Community Strategy and Implementation Plan (CSIP).
DI4R 2016 invites all the stakeholders including funding agencies, the research communities and the infrastructure providers, both public and private, to come together and share their insights, concerns, needs and vision for the future.
Libraries and archives around the world are applying the principles of library and archival sciences to address challenges and provide new services related to research data management. Librarians are helping researchers address needs throughout the research data lifecycle, for example, by conducting assessment and outreach, consulting on data management plans and metadata, incorporating data into information literacy instruction and collection management, and providing data publication and preservation services.
A diverse set of stakeholders—representing academia, industry, funding agencies, and scholarly publishers—have come together to design and jointly endorse a concise and measureable set of principles that we refer to as the FAIR Data Principles. The intent is that these may act as a guideline for those wishing to enhance the reusability of their data holdings.
Over the last nine or ten months a small, dedicated team has led an extensive community consultation activity to plan the Future Directions of RDA. This resulted in a short document describing 15 major future actions in areas of Communications, Engagement, and Coordination.