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OECD & WDS Policy Paper on Co-ordination and support of international research data networks
20 Dec 2017

OECD & WDS Policy Paper on Co-ordination and support of international research data networks

International research data networks are critical for progress in many scientific domains and underpin efforts to promote Open Science. At the same time, many of these networks are fragile and the responsibilities for their support and performance are frequently distributed across a variety of different actors. This report explores the challenges and enablers for the effective functioning of international research data networks. It analyses the diversity and complexity of these networks, and issues such as governance and funding, in a selection of 32 cases.

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The Evolving Landscape of Federated Research Data Infrastructures: Knowledge Exchange  new report
13 Dec 2017

The Evolving Landscape of Federated Research Data Infrastructures: Knowledge Exchange new report

Knowledge Exchange has published its new report called "'The Evolving Landscape of Federated Research Data Infrastructures”: this report is an overview and synthesis of the evolving landscape of Federated Research Data Infrastructures (FRDIs) in the six KE partner countries: Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Work was designed to find answers to questions such as ‘Which are the main drivers for federating RD infrastructures and services ? What are the expected benefits? What are the consequences for research and researchers? What challenges and issues arise when making a federated research data infrastructure function well?'

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08 Dec 2017

RDA Call for Council Nominations 2018

The 2018 Council Nominations Committee solicits nominations for 3 open Council positions. Elected Council members will serve for 3 years starting April, 2018 after elections have closed and the slate has been approved by the RDA membership.

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13 Oct 2017

RDA-US Appoints Leslie McIntosh Borrelli, PhD, MPH, as Executive Director

Dr. Francine Berman, Chair of the United States (U.S.) region of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) – RDA-US – is pleased to announce the appointment of Leslie McIntosh Borrelli, PhD, MPH, as the Executive Director of RDA-US.   Dr. McIntosh will be responsible for launching RDA-US as a non-profit and leading the organization through its next stage of growth. 

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