Registration is now open for “The Future of the Commons: Data, Software and Beyond.” To be held Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at the National Academies of Science in Washington DC, this one-day workshop for data professionals is centers on the evolving concept of the “commons” and the various challenges associated with its development. Attendees will engage with their peers and industry experts on topics including privacy, security, and the unique and shifting needs of various research communities.
The aim of the report, prepaired by the Open Science Platform team, is to present a comprehensive overview of the current state of openness in Polish science. It covers the institutional context of Open Science in Poland and analyze its selected legal aspects, as well as describe the current e-infrastructure of Open Access.
CODATA is partnering the International Social Science Council in organising the World Social Science Fellows Seminar on Big Data in an Urban Context, 30 November to 4 December 2015, Xiamen, China.
Research Data Alliance (RDA) is pleased to announce that four of the “outputs” developed out of its initial set of Working Groups have officially been endorsed by several external organizations located throughout the world. These “outputs,” are technical and social solutions and recommendations that enable data sharing, exchange, and interoperability. Working Groups at RDA initiated their development in 2013, with the goal of sharing them with other data communities who would ultimately endorse and adopt them in their own activities.
Co-sponsored by CENDI, National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) and the Research Data Alliance/US (RDA/US), and hosted by the Board on Research Data and Information and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, this one-day workshop for data professionals is focused on the evolving concept of the “commons” and the many challenges associated with its development.
Francine Berman, chair of the U.S. branch of the Research Data Alliance and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Edward G. Hamilton Distinguished Chair in Computer Science, is featured in the July 27 issue of the open access journal PLOS Biology in an article titled “Let’s Make Gender Diversity in Data Science a Priority Right from the Start.”
This week, RDA will be participating in in the 2015 summer meeting of the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Federation at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California. The ESIP Federation is a broad-based community drawn from agencies and individuals who collectively provide end-to-end handling for Earth and environmental science data and information. With the theme, “The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners & Community Resilience: Coming Together," this meeting enables members to wor
Data is a key catalyst for growth, innovation and jobs. Its potential impact is so significant that it could transform every scientific discipline and every business sector. The deadline to apply for the RDA Europe travel and subsistence support to Early Career European Researchers and Scientists working with Data has been extended to the 20th of July 2015, midnight CEST.
Sharing links between the published literature and datasets is crucial to achieve the full potential of research data publishing. This article presents the coordination and implementation efforts of the ICSU-WDS/RDA Data Publishing Services Working Group (DPS-WG) and the OpenAIRE infrastructure towards realizing and operating the DLI Service, an open and one-for-all data-literature interlinking service.
Last week, RDA/US held its Fellow Orientation Workshop at Indiana University for its Data Share program. The scholars program, formed earlier this year through grant funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, was designed to encourage adoption of RDA’s best practices for data sharing by early career professionals and enhance their engagement with the alliance.