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26 Oct 2013

How to set up and run a data service: the challenges of social science data - 28 and 29 November 2013

A once-a-year opportunity for data archivists to go behind the scenes and learn first-hand from specialists at the UK Data Archive is happening on 28 and 29 November 2013.

Over two days participants will learn about the strategies and practices used in the Archive's daily work, with a focus on storing and sharing social science data, including microdata, aggregate, qualitative and historical data.

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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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