Fiona Murphy, once a scholarly publisher, now an independent scholarly communications consultant, has been working with funders, institutions, learned societies, and research project teams to support twenty-first century scholarship. She has recently been appointed one of twelve Research Data Alliance Ambassadors, with particular emphasis on supporting good research data practices in the scholarly publishing world and within that an emphasis on learned societies and the Global South. We asked Fiona to tell us what she’s learned from researchers about data sharing.
The rapid growth in the volume and diversity of biological data promise a better understanding of the basic biological processes. But to analyse these data and transform this information into new insights, life science researches need new skills in data manipulation, computer science and statistics. There is a growing demand all around the world for training in data management, large scale analysis, machine learning or data visualisation.
The opening speech of the evening reception of the 14th Plenary Meeting of the RDA by Päivi Sutinen, City as a Service Director, City of Espoo
RDA Europe has selected a new group of Domain Researchers and Data Experts to participate in the 14th RDA Plenary, taking place at the Aalto University in Helsinki this week. All seven grantees have a strong interest in RDA, and are drivers or adopters of one or more of the RDA outputs to enable data sharing by or from their project or organization.
TAB Member Election 2019
This October 2019, RDA holds its annual TAB elections. After RDA’s 14th Plenary in Helsinki, Finland, 5 new members will be elected to RDA’s Technical Advisory Board (TAB). There are 14 TAB members, and the following 4 are rotating off in November 2019 as their terms expire:
- Helen Glaves
- Devika Madalli
- Paul Uhlir
- Tobias Weigel
Now in its 12th edition, the RDA Europe Early Career programme has become a platform for early career researchers working with data to share ideas, experiences and practical advice.
RDA Europe, the European plug-in to the Research Data Alliance, recently ran the third call for RDA Europe national nodes to expand its European network and is pleased to announce that three new countries are joining forces to foster adoption of RDA outputs in the region.
Under the theme “Data Makes the Difference”, the 14th Plenary meeting of the Research Data Alliance will explore researchers’ abilities to use data in making a positive impact in the world’s complex challenges. Whether this is your first plenary meeting or you are an RDA expert, here is your guide through the Plenary in Helsinki.
We are pleased to announce that we will be bringing the poster competition back to P14, after receiving a number of great submissions. This time, voting will be opened to all attendees.
On the first day of the plenary, an online voting form will be circulated and participants will be asked to vote for their five favourite posters. At the end of Day 2, we will collect responses and announce the top three places, who will each receive a prize! The announcement will be made at the social dinner at Tapahtumatalo Bank Restaurant.
Following on from the announcement of funding for eight projects following an Adoption Open Call earlier this year, RDA Europe 4.0 is pleased to give an update on their progress so far. Activities for all eight projects are underway and over the coming weeks and months we will look to highlight the aims and achievements of each one.