The Data Science Journal special collection aims to collect and give visibility to research results and outcomes stemming from RDA activities. In particular, it solicits high quality papers describing the latest results of RDA working groups (WGs) or interest groups (IGs) that have recently produced an output, including recommendation and associated use cases that could highlight the added value of RDA work in the data related fields.
Session proposals are currently under review by RDA's Technical Advisory Board, with notifications of session acceptance to be announced on 7 August 2018. Accepted submissions will be incorporated into the Final Plenary Programme.
Sessions to be featured at RDA's 12th Plenary will fall into the following three categories:
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: