The ICSU World Data System (WDS) and the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) Board are pleased to announce the availability of their unified Requirements for Core Trustworthy Data Repository certification. A unified catalogue of requirements was developed through a DSA–WDS partnership Working Group within the Research Data Alliance (RDA). The group built on inherent complementarity between the criteria previously established by the two organizations to harmonize unified and universal requirements reflecting the core characteristics of trustworthy data repositories.
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Is there a topic that you feel should be a priority for the global research data sharing agenda? Make sure you submit an application for a “Birds of a Feather” session exploring emerging data sharing topics and new potential working or interest group themes. This is the first step for putting your data challenge on the global research data sharing agenda.
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.
The RDA Subcommittee on Strategy has drafted papers on three very important topics related to the vision and future of RDA.
The global Research Data Alliance (RDA) community has grown exponentially in just over three years: it is no surprise given the importance and urgency of working towards identifying solutions to support research data sharing and reuse.
This week saw the first RDA UK workshop hosted by Jisc in Birmingham. The Research Data Alliance is a community-driven organisation aiming to build the social and technical infrastructure to enable open sharing of data. Members come together through self-formed Interest and Working Groups to discuss shared issues and develop recommendations and outputs to address these.
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:
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.
Françoise Genova presents RDA at the annual Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) conference in Trieste (IT), 16-20 October 2016.
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’.