GIGAOM reports on the pioneering role of the Research Data Alliance. RDA is structured like the World Wide Web Consortium, with working groups that produce code, policies for data interoperability, and data infrastructure solutions. Francine Berman, a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, heads up the U.S.
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Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission, talks about the role that big data applications and e-infrastructures play in stimulating a new wave of economic and social progress. Both the public and private sector need to play a leadership role in making sure that data works harder for us, in healthcare, energy and many other domains.
The launch of Research Data Alliance is a key initiative to realize the benefits of big data.
“We have set up the Research Data Alliance, so scientific data infrastructure can be fully interoperable, and so sharing data becomes even simpler”, Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission, responsible for the Digital Agenda, speaking of the economic and social benefits of big data.
Read the full press release published on 23 May 2013 here.
The RDA is a newly formed international body, set up to promote the development of new infrastructures, standards and tools for sharing and mining research outputs.
View the announcement published on 30 April 2013 here.
The Research Data Alliance (RDA) was recently formed with the goal of accelerating international data-driven innovation and discovery.
SAEON, the South African Environmental Observation Network, attended the launch and first plenary of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) in Gothenburg, Sweden on behalf of local stakeholders in Dirisa (the Data-Intensive Research Initiative for South Africa) and the ICSU World Data System.
The Launch of the Reasearch Data Alliance saw the emergence of the ‘Agricultural Data Interest group’, which was founded by members from India, Greece and FAO of the United Nations. The Agricultural Data Interest group will manage all topics related to management and interoperability of data sets which are important for agricultural development and innovation.
Funders in Australia, the EU and the United States have launched the Research Data Alliance, in a determined effort to enhance science data sharing worldwide. "This revolution offers great new opportunities: for best results, they should not be imposed from outside, but with the ownership and collaboration of the scientific community," said Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission.
Neelie Kroes, the commissioner responsible for Europe’s digital agenda launches the global Research Data Alliance – a group committed to pooling and coordinating scientific data so they can be shared better.
Read the full article published on 11 April 2013 by the World University News here.