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RDA Secretary General Recruitment
26 Oct 2013

RDA Secretary General Recruitment

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is recruiting a Secretary General. The RDA is looking for a suitably experienced leader with a demonstrated ability to engage with the members, board and senior stakeholders of the RDA, and most importantly be a key driver of the RDA mission of rapidly building the social and technical bridges that enable sharing of data.

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A Vision for Global Research Data Infrastructures
11 Oct 2013

A Vision for Global Research Data Infrastructures

This paper identifies the main challenges faced by the future GRDIs, defines a conceptual framework for GRDIs based on the ecosystem metaphor, describes a core set of functionality that these GRDIs must provide, and gives a set of recommendations for building the future GRDIs.

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08 Oct 2013

Share your metadata standard!

 

Greetings,

As some of you know, the Research Data Alliance's Metadata Standards Directory Working Group is working on developing a robust and usable directory of metadata standards used in the scientific data contexts.

We are beginning our work by asking for contributions from the community.

Contributions are simply submitted through a web form and will be incorporated into the information that the Digital Curation Centre has complied in an effort to document metadata standards.

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State of the Research Data Alliance
15 Sep 2013

State of the Research Data Alliance

Six months into the Research Data Alliance, 1285 people from 52 countries have expressed interest in RDA. Six WGs have been formally recognized by Council and the community and are hard at work and will be reporting at Plenary 2. Thirteen Interest Groups (IGs) are formally recognized and active.

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University of California Faculty Senate Passes Open Access Policy
03 Aug 2013

University of California Faculty Senate Passes Open Access Policy

The Academic Senate of the University of California has passed an Open Access Policy, ensuring that future research articles authored by faculty at all 10 campuses of UC will be made available to the public at no charge. "The Academic Council's adoption of this policy on July 24, 2013, came after a six-year process culminating in two years of formal review and revision," said Robert Powell, chair of the Academic Council.

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