A message from RDA Council to the RDA community announced that Dr. Ingrid Dillo, from DANS in The Netherlands, will serve as Acting Secretary General beginning July 1 and ending no later than February 1. Dr. Dillo replaces Mark Parsons who will be retiring at the end of this month. Dr.
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RDA plenaries gather top-class scientists, researchers, practitioners and policy makers all contributing to the vision of a future where research data is openly shared and facilitates progress by enabling better, faster and cross-domain research.
Taking place 19-21 September 2017 in Montrèal, Canada under the theme “Better Data, Better Decisions”, the 10th RDA Plenary welcomes both applications for RDA group breakout sessions as well as co-located events.
GEDE urges e-IRG to raise their voice in discussion about service-oriented support for research infrastructures and Persistent Identifiers - Primeur Magazine interview with Peter Wittenburg, RDA Europe Executive Director
During the e-IRG Workshop in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, Primeur Magazine talked to Peter Wittenburg, Executive Director of the Research Data Alliance Europe and Senior Data Systems Advisor at the Max Planck Compute and Data Facility.
To increase Australian engagement with the Research Data Alliance, the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) would like to offer a contribution of AUD $2,000 towards the travel costs for people in Australia who are currently involved in RDA Working, Interest or Governance Groups and plan to make an active contribution at Plenary 10.
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.
The Arctic Data Center is pleased to announce that a call for applications to the summer Data Science Training for Arctic Researchers is now open.
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.
The high level expert group of Research, Innovation and Science Policy Experts (RISE) on 15th May presented its report 'Europe’s future: Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World' to Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation
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/.