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20 Apr 2021

RDA Council Member Elections - Cast Your Vote!

In January 2021, the RDA Council Nominations Committee issued a call for nominations for three open Council positions. In response to this call, several RDA members were nominated for consideration by the RDA community. The Nominations Committee reviewed these submissions and announced the slate of candidates to the RDA community. This new slate meets all criteria as detailed in the Council Nominations Committee Selection Process and Guidelines and must now be approved by the RDA membership.

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Joint RDA VP17 | IDCC21 Unconference
10 Apr 2021

Joint RDA VP17 | IDCC21 Unconference

An unconference is an unstructured event scheduled on the fly depending on the needs and interests of people on the day. The idea is to allow the attendees greater flexibility to shape the programme so they get something useful from the event. You can run group discussions, work together on creating common resources, provide tutorials and share the issues you are facing in a safe space to get advice and support from peers.

The unconference will be run on Tuesday 20th April from 3-5pm 

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01 Apr 2021

March Newsletter - VP17 is Two Weeks Away, Remembering Dr. Peter Fox, RDA Recommendation News, IDW Developments and more!

RDA's March Newsletter is now available.  Articles include:

  • Virtual Plenary 17 Updates including programme details, social event information and Plenary Pathway announcement
  • Newcomers Sessions reminders
  • Tribute to Dr. Peter Fox
  • Group Updates (including a new Group Policy and a reminder about Community Review opportunity)
  • Organisational and TAB Member Spotlights
  • WDS Transition News
  • Update from the RDA Financial Sustainability Task force
  • Update from the Data Together Initiative and TRUST Principles
  • RDA COVID-19 Zotero Library update
  • IDW Updates
  • Upcoming events

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Remembering Dr. Peter Fox - A titan in the Earth science informatics community, a Former RDA TAB member
29 Mar 2021

Remembering Dr. Peter Fox - A titan in the Earth science informatics community, a Former RDA TAB member

With heavy hearts, we relay the shocking, sad news shared by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) on Sunday: Dr. Peter Fox died on March 27, 2021. 

The Earth and space science informatics community lost a titan. We want to express our condolences to his partner, Erica Veil, his family, and his colleagues at RPI Tetherless World Constellation (TWC) including his current and past research group members and all of his collaborators. 

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