Nikola is a scientific programmer and lead data steward at the Technical University of Denmark, Department for Wind Energy. His range of responsibilities cover professionalization of research software, data engineering and stewardship and instrumentation development and metrology. Since 2010 he has been working in the domain of optical remote sensing of the wind. Nikola led the development, establishment and application of the long-range WindScanner system, a mobile infrastructure for atmospheric and wind energy research. Since 2017 Nikola has a leading role in applying FAIR principles in the wind energy domain. He is representing DTU Wind Energy in various national and international data forums.
The wind energy research is characterized by a high level of multidisciplinarity and involves an integration of solutions from well-established fields such as metrology, meteorology, material science, mechanical engineering, etc.
As the RDA ambassador, my prime role will be to act as a bridge between the RDA and wind energy domain enabling a two-way communication. I will strive to contribute to the development of new metadata and data standards (where these are missing) and/or make sure that the existing metadata and data standards from more established research domains (e.g., meteorology or material science) are used in the wind energy domain (i.e., adoption or harmonization with existing standards).
- “The assessment of RDA through the prism of wind energy community", hosted on Github as a Live document: https://github.com/niva83/RDA-assessment
- An example of virtual research infrastructures for wind energy community, using binder
- Test of Protege to build Wind Energy Ontology based on existing ontologies from other disciplines (e.g., met, ocean, etc).
- Live document on Open Science, FAIR and R^5 principles
TRAINING & PRESENTATIONS
- What is the Research Data Alliance and what will it do for you? @WESC2(Jun2019)
- Organized Bring Your Own Data (BYOD) workshop for Marinet2 project
- Adoption case for PIDINST WG, working on the technical implementation for minting PID for Instruments using ePIC system
WORKING WITH THE RDA GROUPS
supporting engagement, data solutions development and adoption
Research Data Management in Engineering IG (IG RDMinENG) - co-chair
Supporting setting up a series of webinars under IG RDMinENG
Preservation Tools Techniques and Policies IG (PTTP-IG)
Annotation of Engineering Research Data - RDA 14th Plenary Meeting, Helsinki, 23-25 October 2019 http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3522413
Persistent Identification of Instruments WG
Adoption case for PIDINST WG, working on the technical implementation for minting PID for Instruments using ePIC system
SUPPORT FOR NATIONAL DISCIPLINARY ACTIVITIES
- RDA DK node event, June 2019 https://zenodo.org/record/3271460 - presentation “What can RDA do for engineering? 10.5281/zenodo.3246264
- RDA Ambassadors contributions to RDA DK (national node) FAIR thematic day / National FAIR practice implementation group - RDA PIDs for instruments output considered in the discussion