The Data to Insight Center, a member center of the Pervasive Technology Institute at the Indiana University Bloomington and the parent organization for the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC), seeks applications for the position of Director of IT Operations.
The RDA-WDS Data Publishing Workflows Working Group is looking for examples of research workflows that demonstrate actions taken at earlier stages in the research life-cycle (i.e. prior to scholarly publication), which subsequently facilitate data sharing and publishing at a later stage. We are collecting well-documented workflows that clearly describe or depict, using non-specialist terms and/or visuals: who does what, what the relevant steps are, what are their inputs and outputs, what tools are used to transform the data, etc. during steps relevant to data publishing.
Research Data Alliance/United States (RDA/US) has announced the launch of a national website, us.rd-alliance.org. Blending mobile responsiveness, modern design, streamlined navigation and a user-friendly experience, the site is designed to educate and engage the U.S. community on the importance of building and using infrastructure solutions to address data-driven challenges in science and society to solve problems and accelerate innovation.
RDA is a community-powered organization, the breakout sessions play a key role in the success of our plenaries. RDA 7th Plenary Call for Session proposals is now open and collects requests for WG and IG sessions; BoF sessions and Joint sessions of existing WGs and IGs.
The Data Science Journal is a peer-reviewed, open access, electronic journal dedicated to the advancement of data science and its application in policies, practices and management of Open Data.We are currently soliciting submissions for papers on a wide range of data science topics, across the whole range of computational, natural and social science, and the humanities.
The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is one of the newest Participating Organizations in the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), creating an important partnership between the Earth observations and the RDA communities. GEO approved RDA’s application at its plenary meeting in Mexico City last week.
To become a participating organization within GEO, one must have a mandate in Earth observation or related activities and be essential to GEO’s success. Currently, there are 92 Participating Organizations in GEO.
The meeting entitled "Open innovation, open scholarship and open infrastructures – insights to the European Digital Single Market " will be held on Tuesday, 10 November 2015 at 12:00 to 13:30 at the European Parliament and will be hosted by Henna Virkkunen, Member of European Parliamen and Catherine Stihler, Member of European Parliament.
WDS warmly invites the RDA community to attend the upcoming and free WDS Webinar#7 entitled 'Historical Seismograms: Preserving an Endangered Species'
Speaker: Professor Emile Okal (Department of Geological Sciences at Northwestern University, USA)
Date: 5 November 2015
Time: 22:00 UTC (check your local time)
The Governance Documents of RDA and the RDA Foundation indicate that Council members are to serve three-year (renewable) terms, with three members selected each year. Members of RDA are encouraged to submit names for the three open Council positions no later than 31 December 2015.
From 23 to 25 September, around 700 people — including IT specialists, researchers, educators, data practitioners, librarians, policy makers, and more — gathered in Paris, France, for the RDA Sixth Plenary Meeting. The organization itself has now grown to include over 3,300 members since its launch in 2013.