RDA WG / IG Collaboration meetings have been held since the first RDA Working Groups were formed, with the purpose of keeping track of what the individual groups were doing, and of looking for leverage and synergies across groups. These meetings were first held as video conference, but since early 2014, face-to-face meetings have been held about 3 months after each Plenary, the location alternating between Europe and the US at this point.
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RDA is now seeking candidates for its annual TAB election, to be held in September 2016.Terms are for three (3) years. We encourage participation from people in all stages of their careers. Nominations will be accepted until August 15, 2016.
In its first draft of the its report on the European Open Science Cloud the Commission High Level Expert Group points out, as the 4th Implementation recommendation that “a concrete plan needs to be developed for the architecture of data interoperability of the EOSC”
Reproducibility of results is very important for the extension of research and is directly depends on the availability of the research data. The advancements in the web technologies made redistribution of the data much more easy nowadays, however, due to the dynamic nature of the web, the content is consistently on the move from one destination to another.
On 20 June 2016, the Commission High Level Expert Group on the European Open Science Cloud (HLEG EOSC) has published the first draft of their report A Cloud on the 2020 Horizon.
New framework presents vision and guidelines for linking research data and literature using a common, global approach.
Digital Scholarship has released Version 6 of the Research Data Curation Bibliography. This selective bibliography includes over 560 English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding the curation of digital research data in academic and other research institutions. Over 200 new works have been added to the bibliography since version five.
The Research Data Switchboard is the implementation of the Data Description Registry Interoperability (DDRI) WG recommendation.
John Wood, Co-Chair of RDA and Chair of RDA Europe, has been nominated member of the Open Science Policy Platform. This Commission Expert Group has been set-up by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation to provide advice about the development and implementation of open science policy in Europe.
In July 2016, hundreds of Digital Humanities scholars will convene in Krakow, Poland for DH2016. DH is an international academic conference series which has been held annually since 1990, organised and sponsored by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO). For the 2016 conference, contributions address social, institutional, global, multilingual, and multicultural aspects of digital humanities, as well as interdisciplinary work and new developments in all field of digital humanities.