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03 Aug 2015

Save the Date: “The Future of the Commons: Data, Software and Beyond”

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.

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27 Jul 2015

RDA Chair, Francine Berman, Co-Authors Article on Gender Diversity in Data Science with NIH Associate Director for Data Science

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.” 

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14 Jul 2015

RDA Members Participate in ESIP Federation’s Summer Meeting

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

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10 Jul 2015

RDA EU Early Career programme extended, apply by 20th July 2015

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.

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02 Jul 2015

The DLI Service: an open one-for-all data-literature interlinking service

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.

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30 Jun 2015

RDA Data Share Program Holds Orientation Workshop at Indiana University

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. 

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30 Jun 2015

RDA Congratulates IASSIST on Successful Conference

Earlier this month, several members of the Research Data Alliance had the pleasure of attending and participating in the 41st IASSIST Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  With the theme “Bridging the Data Divide: Data in the International Context,” the conference provided an ideal venue for RDA members to exchange perspectives with attendees on numerous data-related challenges and trends as well as share recent accomplishments of the RDA.

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16 Jun 2015

Open Data Is Not Enough - ORD2015 keynote by Mark Parsons, RDA Secretary General

Open Data Is Not Enough - Mark Parsons, RDA Secretary General gives the keynote lecture at conference “Open Research Data: Implications for Science and Society”, Warsaw, Poland, May 28–29, 2015. The ORD2015 Conference was organised by the Open Science Platform — an initiative of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling at the University of Warsaw. 

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