status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Devan Ray Donaldson, Fotis Psomopoulos, Elli Papadopoulou, MERVYN O LUING

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison:


The purpose of the Early Career and Engagement Interest Group (ECEIG) is to provide a focal point for Early and Mid-Career Researchers and Professionals, including those involved in various RDA-related fellowships and Early Career programs.

 

RDA members recognize that there is a need to create a space in RDA for those who are at the beginning stages of their careers. Specifically, RDA members recognized that Early Career Researchers and Professionals usually need additional support for:

  1. networking amongst themselves to learn about other Early Career scientists and their research, i.e., establishing a “network of peers”, and

  2. mentoring from senior RDA members who are interested in mentoring Early Career Researchers and Professionals.

 

Designating time on each RDA plenary schedule for this IG is important because those who are in the beginning stages of their careers have their own unique talents and strengths and they represent the next generation of RDA; they are critical to the future of RDA. At a BoF conducted during RDA P8 in Denver, CO a group of Early Career fellows agreed to explore the idea of creating an IG centering on those who are in the early stages of their careers and helping them effectively engage with RDA.  This effort was continued and crystallized at a dedicated networking session during RDA P9 in Barcelona, Spain.

 

While other efforts exist in RDA to support Early Career Researchers and Professionals, such as the RDA-US and RDA-EU fellowship programs, the RDA ECEIG seeks to complement existing efforts by: (i) building a peers network, (ii) maintaining a “live” document of advice for Early Career Researchers and Professionals, and (iii) creating opportunities for formal and informal mentoring within RDA. Specifically, objectives of this IG are to:

  1. Focus on Early Career Researchers and Professionals because they need the most support

  2. Establish a volunteer-based mentoring progamme

  3. Network across domains to establish an interdisciplinary network of peers

  4. Provide a space for people who have more experience with RDA to pass on knowledge and lessons learned to Early Career Researchers and Professionals

  5. Create a social outlet specifically for Early Career Researchers and Professionals

 

 

The ECEIG is open to all RDA members to participate, and is of particular interest to Researchers and Professionals in the Early and Mid-Career stages. This IG is also of interest to more experienced RDA members who desire to mentor and support Early and Mid-Career Researchers and Professionals. Membership draws initially from the Early Career pool here  

Finally, we are using the following communication channels:

 

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13
February
2020

Coronavirus 2019-nCoV announcement for RDMTW2020

by Andrea Wei-Ching Huang

The Research Data Management Training Workshop 2020 will be postponed to the Autumn due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in Asia, and the future date will be determined. The registration fee already paid and the reservation fee of accommodation reserved through Conference Secretariat will be refunded in full. Sincerely, RDMTW2020 http://odw.tw/RDMTW2020/
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07
February
2020

Open ELIXIR-SE Bioinformatics position

by Fotis Psomopoulos

Dear all, I'm forwarding this, as it may be of general interest. *ELIXIR-SE* (https://nbis.se/) are announcing *5 new Bioinformatics positions* (a 1-4 position as bioinformatician and a 1 position as a bioinformatician with proteomics focus) in Stockholm, SciLifeLab ( https://www.scilifelab.se/). We would appreciate if you could help spread these announcements in your different networks where you see there might be interest. And welcome with your application!
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05
February
2020

Fwd: [RDA US Announcement] Member Support Available for Travel to Plenary 15 in Melbourne

by Elli Papadopoulou

Hi everyone, this might be a good opportunity for our US members! Deadline is short, but it's definitely worth a try ;) Wishing you good luck and looking forward to seeing you in Melbourne! To our mentors: please feel free to circulate the email to networks and individuals that could contribute to this call and benefit from a Plenary experience. Kind regards, Elli Papadopoulou ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: rd-alliance.org <***@***.***-alliance.org> Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2020 at 23:03
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05
February
2020

RDMTW2020 - Early Bird Registration Deadline Extended

by Andrea Wei-Ching Huang

The period available to profit from the early bird fee for the Research Data Management Training Workshop (#RDMTW2020) was rather short this year. It has therefore been extended to 11 February 2020. We also have one more speaker from ORCID joined us. (http://odw.tw/RDMTW2020/speaker) Again, we look forward to welcoming you to Taipei in March. Sincerely, RDMTW2020 http://odw.tw/RDMTW2020/
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30
January
2020

Research Data Management Training Workshop to be held in Taipei on March 8, 2020

by Andrea Wei-Ching Huang

A one-day training workshop on Research Data Management will be held in Taipei on the 8th of March, 2020. The workshop aims to provide a balanced overview of the major components in Research Data Management, an introduction to the current best practices, and an exposition of the available tools and services. There will be hands-on sessions on Research Data Management planning and research dataset deposit. This workshop is jointly organized by people at Academia Sinica, CODATA, the Digital Curation Centre, UK, and the World Data System.
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20
January
2020

EU funding and Melbourne P15 sessions of interest

by Jane Wyngaard

Hi all 2 quick updates: 1. If you're EU based and early career check out the funding options for travel to Melbourn P15 below 2. There will be 3 sessions of possible interest in Melbourn P15: - As decided at Helsinki we're spinning off a WG: *Working Group on Ethical and Legal best practices for Drone Data in a global research context (WELDD *). To prep for this there are 2 scheduled pre-webinars (Recordings will be made available).
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20
January
2020

Fwd: [Rda-eu-chairs] Travel grants for the 15th RDA Plenary - Melbourne, Australia | March 2020

by Elli Papadopoulou

---------- Forwarded message --------- From: <***@***.***-alliance.org> Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 at 12:35 Subject: [Rda-eu-chairs] Travel grants for the 15th RDA Plenary - Melbourne, Australia | March 2020 To: ***@***.***-alliance.org <***@***.***-alliance.org> Dear all, The RDA Europe project is running a final round of Open Calls for the Early Career and Expert grants. *7 Early Careers and 5 Experts travel grants* of *EUR 2400* are being offered to support participation
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21
December
2019

RDA P15 Melbourne - Session Acceptance

by Isabelle PERSEIL

  Dear Early Career and Engagement Interest Group,   At its meeting on December 19, the RDA Technical Advisory Board considered your proposal for a session at Plenary 15 in 2020.   We are happy to advise you that your session proposal ("Building a flexible and inclusive to all Data Mentoring Programme") has been accepted. Congratulations!   TAB has some suggestions below for how you could improve your session. Please update the session description accordingly to provide the best information for potential attendees.  
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