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31 May 2017

RDA's active data management and e-IRG's high level infrastructure policy might yield promising collaboration - Primeur Magazine interview with Mark Parsons, RDA Secretary General

During the e-IRG Workshop November 2016 in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, Primeur Magazine talked Mark Parsons, RDA Secretary General. 

As an invited guest to the e-IRG Workshop Mark has taken on the role of establishing connections between e-IRG and RDA but also the research infrastructures as well. He sees data as a boundary object and area, and not as a barrier but as an interface for people to collaborate. Researchers are often working around shared data. This is a common interest across the ESFRI projects, e-IRG and RDA. 

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Join the RDA Europe / BlueBRIDGE Datathon On Fisheries And Aquaculture, 15-16 June 2017, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
26 May 2017

Join the RDA Europe / BlueBRIDGE Datathon On Fisheries And Aquaculture, 15-16 June 2017, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

All data enthusiasts: data scientists and practitioners, students, researchers, representatives from both private and public sector, that work to improve the aquaculture, fisheries, marine and environmental management, or develop ICT solutions for environmental and socio economics are invited to join the datathon co-organised by the RDA-Europe and BlueBRIDGE from June 15 to 16, 2017, in Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

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03 May 2017

An Interview with Dr. Fran Berman: "The Internet of Things Needs a Code of Ethics"

Dr. Fran Berman, RDA/US Chair, was recently interviewed by Kaveh Waddel for a piece titled "The Internet of Things Needs a Code of Ethics" featured in the The Atlantic.  Her conversation with him discussed topics including ethical design, and how to balance individual privacy with the potential for social good of connected devices that share data with one another.  Read the article at https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/05/internet-of-things-ethics/524802/.

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02 May 2017

BioSharing Registry: connecting data policies, standards & databases in life sciences WG at the RDA 9th Plenary meeting

The joint RDA/Force11 BioSharing WG enjoyed a busy and productive RDA 9th Plenary. The aim of the WG is to firstly define guidelines to link information on databases, content standards and journal and funder data policies and then secondly, to implement them in the existing BioSharing portal (https://www.biosharing.org). The BioSharing WG is now at the end of its 18 month lifespan and as such has produced a set of recommendations.

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02 May 2017

Meaningful Health Data for Research and for Industry - Outcomes from the IG Health Data meeting at the RDA 9th Plenary

A lively discussion has taken place during the Health Data Interest Group meeting, held at Barcelona RDA P9, within a session dedicated to Meaningful Health Data for Research and for Industry.

Two initial topics were defined: How to define anonymisation and pseudonymisation of Health Data, and Requirements of Open Science, respectively introduced by Rocco Panetta (Secretary General of Italian Compliance Forum) and Becca Wilson (Bristol University, UK).

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02 May 2017

RDA Plenary 9 Communication & Coordination activity summary

The RDA Secretariat has heard from a number of different parts of the organization that, with more groups being endorsed every day, it is getting harder and harder to keep up with what is happening in RDA.  This means that groups don’t always know who they should be connecting with across the organization, there is increasing risk of duplicate effort across groups, and newcomers are struggling to figure out where to jump in.

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01 May 2017

RDA/US Data Share Early Career Program Announces 2017 Fellowship Awards

RDA/US Data Share, an early career engagement program for the Research Data Alliance/US is pleased to announce its selection of the 2017 cohort of Fellows. The Data Share program, formed in 2015 through grant funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, selects Fellows to engage with, study and contribute to the RDA. The program aims at strengthening fellows’ careers and their institutions in data science and data sharing through engagement with the large, international community of RDA.

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