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Interview: Open research and data sharing: Are we hearing what researchers are telling us?
04 Nov 2019

Interview: Open research and data sharing: Are we hearing what researchers are telling us?

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.

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29 Oct 2019

Key steps towards building bioinformatics capacity worldwide

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.

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2019 RDA TAB Election: voting is open!
22 Oct 2019

2019 RDA TAB Election: voting is open!

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

 

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Final RDA Europe node grants awarded
21 Oct 2019

Final RDA Europe node grants awarded

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.

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All you need to know about the forthcoming 14th RDA Plenary meeting
11 Oct 2019

All you need to know about the forthcoming 14th RDA Plenary meeting

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. 

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RDA 14th plenary – Poster Competition
10 Oct 2019

RDA 14th plenary – Poster Competition

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.

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RDA Europe Adoption Grants update
09 Oct 2019

RDA Europe Adoption Grants update

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.

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