The Council met at the beginning of June (4th & 5th) for an intense two-day meeting in Troy (NY, USA) kindly hosted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Items on the agenda included Managing RDA growth, Engaging with Regions, RDA governance, boards and eventual evolution, Financial sustainability of the RDA Foundation and RDA Global, The Value of RDA to different stakeholders and the Secretary General Work Plan.
The Datasea research group aims at promoting the data sharing among researchers, and it has developed the website www.datasea.es focused on professionals, researchers, editors and research managers who are interested in open access and the reuse of data.
During the 2nd EOSC Summit held in Brussels yesterday, 11 June 2018, the open consultation on the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Rules of Participation and the FAIR Data Action Plan was launched, reflecting a stakeholder-centric approach to the development of these two important outputs.
The Asterics - Obelics International Summer School, dedicated to machine learning and python programming for astrophysics & astroparticle physics - in its second edition this year - gathers PhD students, postdocs, senior researchers from all over Europe - from beyond Europe, from Kenya and Morocco - and is especially intended for a broad audience from this domain.
RDA Europe, the European plug-in to the Research Data Alliance, has recently established a network of national nodes to foster adoption of RDA outputs in the region, and thereby enable interoperability and data sharing on a global scale. This is the first in a series of three calls for proposals to become a new RDA Europe node. Further calls will be published in early and late 2019. Funding will be assigned via a cascading grants mechanism.
The CODATA-RDA Research Data Science Summer School will take place on 6-17 August 2018 in Trieste, Italy. Apply here! Deadline 21/05/2018
The CODATA-RDA Research Data Science Advanced Workshops this year cover the following topics:
The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) has teamed up with the University of Melbourne to take the 14th edition of the International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) to Australia.
An initial group of European organisations have been funded as RDA nodes to support improved effective national research systems, with the final aim of fostering an open European labour market for researchers, thus facilitating mobility, supporting training and ensuring attractive careers.
The Royal Irish Academy is seeking applications to fill the position of Project Manager at the Digital Repository of Ireland. This specific purpose contract is expected to last for two and a half years.