status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Devan Ray Donaldson, Fotis Psomopoulos, Elli Papadopoulou, Maria Tsagiopoulou

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:

 

Posts

14
April
2022

RDA Plenary 19 Draft Programme Now Available

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Group Chairs, The RDA 19th Plenary draft programme is now available: https://www.rd-alliance.org/rdas-19th-plenary-programme-0. Please note that the Plenary programme is a part of the International Data Week programme that can be accessed at https://www.rd-alliance.org/international-data-week-2022-programme.
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29
March
2022

SSHOC’n Tell Challenge. Try our tools and tell your story!

by Marieke Willems

SSHOC invites you to the SSHOC’n Tell Challenge, an exciting online event, part of the SSHOC final conference Advancing SSH Research with SSHOCingly good and sustainable resources on the mornings of 6 & 7 April. 
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25
March
2022

RDA Plenary 19 as a part of IDW 2022 - Notification of Acceptance

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Chairs of the Early Career and Engagement IG, Congratulations! Your RDA Plenary 19 (P19) session application titled Early Careers engagement: supporting data conversations and capacity building has been approved. Please consider this your official notification of acceptance. We have some feedback and requests for you to take into consideration while preparing your session:
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04
March
2022

P19 session proposals submissions

by Irina Hope

Dear group members,  Thank you for submitting your session proposal for the Plenary 19 titled ‘Early Careers' engagement: supporting data conversations and capacity building’.  A review of all submitted proposals is now underway. Notifications of sessions acceptance will be sent out by Thursday, 24th March.  Please contact the RDA Secretariat at enquiries@rd-alliance.org with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your submission.  
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11
January
2022

RDA EOSC Future Ambassadors

by Fotis Psomopoulos

Hi all, First of all, my best and warmest wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year. I'd like to share the following opportunity that may be of interest to the people here, especially those located in Europe. An opportunity has arisen to apply to be a funded RDA Ambassador in the context of the EOSC Future project. This is to help bring RDA disciplinary communities into EOSC*. Details of the call are here
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01
November
2021

Job opportunity - Data Curator at Columbia University (EarthChem/SESAR)

by Sarah Ramdeen

Hello Everyone, Passing along this job opportunity... (apologies for cross posting!) Thanks! Sarah *Job Opportunity* -- Sarah Ramdeen, PhD
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26
October
2021

Join RDA activities in the Upcoming Plenary!

by Elli Papadopoulou

Hello friends!   We hope this email finds you well :) Few days remain until we meet again in the 18th Plenary session and we look forward to seeing you and chatting about all things research data!
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14
October
2021

Webinar designed for RDA Group participants

by Stephanie Hagstrom

Hello - My apologies for cross-posting. We wanted to be sure RDA group Chairs and group members received this information about an upcoming webinar specifically designed to provide tips and strategies for promoting project outputs. This webinar is designed for RDA Working and Interest Group Members, but anyone interested in this topic is also invited and welcome to attend. Please register and attend "How To Get Attention for Research Project Outputs " webinar on 21 Oct 2021 - 15:00 UTC presented by Jennifer Gibson. Register here.
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04
October
2021

ROR Metadata Curation Lead

by John Chodacki

The Research Organization Registry (ROR – ror.org) is a community-led registry of open, sustainable, usable, and unique identifiers for every research organization in the world. ROR is looking for a metadata curation lead to coordinate registry updates and maintenance, work with ROR’s community curation advisors, and develop and implement long-term curation policies and practices. This is an exciting time to join the ROR team and support ROR’s emerging independent, community-based curation model.
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24
September
2021

RDA Virtual Plenary 18 draft programme now available

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Group Co-Chairs, The RDA Virtual Plenary 18 (VP18) draft programme is now available: https://www.rd-alliance.org/rdas-18th-plenary-meeting-programme. Please note that the Plenary dates have been revised to 3-11 November 2021.
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