As we enter the last months of our current Make Data Count Sloan Foundation grant we are preparing for next steps, with an emphasis on our adoption plans for repository implementation. Please join us at two workshops that we have planned for next month:
Following our RDA Data Usage Metrics WG meeting in Botswana and two virtual calls since, we have put together a survey for repositories on data metrics implementations. If you are a repository provider, could you please fill out this survey?
Dear members of the IG RPRD,
We would like to remind everyone that the RPRD IG charter will undergo some changes to reflect our broadening scope and commitment to bring together repository platform administrators, users and developers. As such, we ask for your input in improving the current proposal for the new charter, which you can see below. Any contributions should be sent before the 11th May, time at which we will publish the new charter at IG’s RDA website.
— New Charter:
Dear members of the Repository Platforms for Research Data IG,
we want to invite you to our next virtual meeting on Monday, December 18th, 2017 at 13:00 CET (12:00 UTC).
We will use Adobe Connect at https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/r3rrgu81oj5
Dear group members!
I am the chair of the DMP Common Standards working group  and would like to draw your attention to an open consultation that our group is running. I believe the results can be useful to both of our groups and that's why I would like to ask for your input.
The Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) would like to bring up for discussion the implementation of the FAIR Principles and challenges in the agricultural domain at the RDA Plenary Meeting in Berlin 2018. We know that this topic is also of interest in other IG and WG and, indeed, there are some fully related, therefore we thought about the possibility to propose a joint session, where we could bring different perspectives and enrich the debate. Do you think this could be of your interest? Would you be available for submitting a joint proposal with IGAD?
There are 9 on-site seats remaining for the Data and Software Preservation Quality Tools free pre-plenary PresQT Workshop to be held Monday, Sept 18 2-6 PM . The workshop is a free co-located event at the 10th Plenary in Montreal.