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25 May 2016

RDA Data Share Announces Fellowship Awards

RDA Data Share, an early career engagement program for the Research Data Alliance/US (RDA/US), is pleased to announce its selection of the 2016 cohort of Fellows.

The RDA Data Share Fellowship review committee received a large number of strong applications, and based on applicants’ expertise and interests, as well as on potential benefits to individual careers and to the RDA, the program awarded 14 fellowships – almost a doubled increase compared to the previous year. These fellowships include:

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CLARIN is seeking a Director for User Involvement
19 May 2016

CLARIN is seeking a Director for User Involvement

The CLARIN European Research Infrastructure Consortium (CLARIN ERIC) has an opening for the part-time position of Director for User Involvement (20% fte).

The chief responsibility of the Director for User Involvement (UI) is to stimulate, facilitate and coordinate the use of the CLARIN infrastructure, its language resources, and its language technology services by SSH scholars on a European scale. Instruments are in place to support the UI strategy and activities to be undertaken, but CLARIN welcomes the development of new concepts and initiatives.

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User-Driven Innovation for Digital Infrastructures for Research. Call for participation open!
19 May 2016

User-Driven Innovation for Digital Infrastructures for Research. Call for participation open!

Europe’s first conference on Digital Infrastructures for Research (DI4R 2016) is designed with research communities in mind and aims to foster the broader adoption of digital infrastructure services and promote user-driven innovation. DI4R2016, taking place in Kraków, on 28-30 September 2016, will be hosted by Academic Computer Centre CYFRONET and organised jointly by EGI, EUDAT, GÉANT, OpenAIRE and RDA Europe. All researchers, developers and service providers are invited to submit abstracts for presentations, training sessions, workshops and demonstrations through the Call for Participation, open until 3 June 2016.

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Call for Supporting and Other RDA Outputs
16 May 2016

Call for Supporting and Other RDA Outputs

This is a call for all RDA Working and Interest Groups to share what they have produced that they think is broadly useful or informative…

RDA builds the social and technical bridges that enable the open sharing of data.

That’s our mission statement. It’s a good mission statement. It helps us focus on delivering the interconnections that make infrastructure functional, and these interconnections or “bridges” are the outputs that help RDA produce value. They take many forms.

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23 (research data) Things proving a big hit
09 May 2016

23 (research data) Things proving a big hit

23 (research data) Things – the self-directed learning programme launched in March by the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) – has proved a big hit with the research data community.

ANDS gave a presentation to the Research Data Alliance’s Libraries for Research Data (L4RD) Interest Group in Tokyo in March 2016, outlining the programme’s planned goals and activities.

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Apply Now! Early Career Support Programme For The RDA 8th Plenary, Denver (CO) September 2016
05 May 2016

Apply Now! Early Career Support Programme For The RDA 8th Plenary, Denver (CO) September 2016

RDA Europe has launched a new Call for applications for the Early Career support Programme for the RDA 8th Plenary to be held in Denver, CO, USA, 15 - 17 September 2016.


At its 6th  edition, the aim of this programme is to introduce European early career researchers & scientists to RDA, highlight what data scientists / practitioners are doing, leverage on Early Career Researchers & Scientists knowledge to support Plenary 8 activities and support the Working Group and Interest Group activities.


Successful applicants are:  

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04 May 2016

Position recruitment: Belmont Forum e-Infrastructure Coordination Officer

The Belmont Forum e-Infrastructure Coordination, Communications, and Coordination Office (C3O) seeks a full-time Coordination Officer for a period of up to three (3) years to foster and support international communication, collaboration, and coordination to implement recommendations in the e-Infrastructures & Data Management Community Strategy and Implementation Plan (CSIP).

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06 Apr 2016

Call for Papers: IFLA Journal special issue on Research Data Services

Libraries and archives around the world are applying the principles of library and archival sciences to address challenges and provide new services related to research data management. Librarians are helping researchers address needs throughout the research data lifecycle, for example, by conducting assessment and outreach, consulting on data management plans and metadata, incorporating data into information literacy instruction and collection management, and providing data publication and preservation services.

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