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Taking care of the Long Tail of Data: I-IRG report
20 Nov 2016

Taking care of the Long Tail of Data: I-IRG report

Data driven science is seen as the fourth paradigm of scientific research after experimental science, theoretical science and computational science.  

While great focus is given to Big Data (comprising structured as well as unstructured data with a tendency to be homogeneous and standardized), at the opposite side of the spectrum Long Tail Data - characterized as heterogeneous, relatively small data, often with unique standards and not regulated - has received so far less attention and poses its challenges.

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01 Nov 2016

RDA, Geoscience and Member Engagement

Geosciences is one of the many fields where RDA members are impactful, from progress within working and interest groups to engaging with the non-RDA community through involvement with other national and international organizations, as well as working with other interested individuals.

At this time, here are just some of the following RDA groups that have a connection with the geology discipline:

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Going global with 23 Things for Research Data Management
29 Oct 2016

Going global with 23 Things for Research Data Management

23 Things is a recognised training concept that supports flexible, self-paced learning. In 2015, a version of the program called ‘23 Things: Libraries for Research Data’ was launched by the RDA’s Libraries for Research Data Interest Group. The resulting resource is presented as a two-page handout that groups 23 free, online resources to help librarians get involved in research data management into 10 categories.

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24 Oct 2016

New RDA Recommendations, developments from the RDA Working and Interest groups and much more – Join the Webinar on highlights from the Denver Plenary meeting! October 27, 14:00 CET

From September 11-17, 2016, more than 800 data professionals and researchers from all disciplines and from across the globe convened in Denver, Colorado for International Data Week (IDW). The theme of this landmark event was ‘From Big Data to Open Data: Mobilizing the Data Revolution’.

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