As part of the RDA Europe 4.0 project, SRCE - University of Zagreb University Computing Centre become the Croatian national RDA node in 2019. In cooperation with the librarians from the University of Rijeka Library, the University of Split Library, the City and University Library Osijek, and the National and University Library in Zagreb, the handbook for researchers was prepared on how to handle research data for their efficient sharing and reuse.
The idea of open access to research data is wonderful and in harmony with the new paradigm - Open Science. Access to the data is possible for all researchers, system-administrators, pupils and their parents to make unexpected discoveries undiscovered by routine analysis. The dynamics of knowledge acquisition is a complex process whose laws we do not know well yet, and curiosity often does not lead to interesting knowledge (curiosity-driven science ).
The important activity of RDA Bulgarian Node is to persuade large data users to accept proposed standards for data collection, storage and recovery in order to make their exchange possible and useful.
The work of the RDA Indigenous Data Sovereignty Interest Group is cited as part of CSIRO's contribution to the Indigenous Evaluation Strategy of the Australian Government, referring to the CARE principles for Indigenous data governance released by the Global Indigenous Data Alliance Group
A Preview published by Patterns Journal on 14th August 2020 overviews and discusses the Research Data Alliance COVID-19 Working Group publication “Recommendations and Guidelines on data sharing,” published in June 2020.
Results from a collaboration between RDA Europe, FAIRsFAIR, OpenAIRE, FREYA and EOSC-hub have just been published in Patterns in an article entitled Recommendations for Services in a FAIR Data Ecosystem.
The RDA platform is being significantly leveraged in the creation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). A report issued by RDA Europe 4.0 project describes the key finding from a survey conducted amongst 22 current, EOSC-related projects.
In the third edition of a ten-part series of articles published on WIRED, RDA was listed among the number of organizations that are contributing to standards for clinical research data
Implementing good research data management practices and Open Science guidelines requires effort at grass-roots, engaging researchers and research performing organisations but also at national level, policy makers working with funders and key organisations informing these policies.
The report by FAIRsFAIR, RDA Europe, OpenAIRE, EOSC-hub, FREYA, is an output of three workshops designed to explore, discuss and formulate such recommendations and is aimed at stakeholders in the scholarly world and particularly the EOSC Governance.
In this article lead by Mike Fortun and Kim Fortun, the authors discuss four different ways they are involved in and with collaborative projects. The Digital Practices in History and Ethnography Interest Group (DPHE-IG) they organized within the Research Data Alliance (RDA) is mentioned as part of these discussions.