status: Recognised & Endorsed

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

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

01
May
2020

Essay Competition: Open Data Challenges to Address Global and Societal Issues

by Sarah Ramdeen

Thought this community might be interested in this competition. Thanks! Sarah ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Asha CODATA <***@***.***> Date: Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 3:05 AM Subject: [CODATA-international] Essay Competition: Open Data Challenges to Address Global and Societal Issues To: <***@***.***> *CODATA Connect Working Group: **Early Career and Alumni Network* *AN INVITATION TO TAKE PART IN THE CODATA CONNECT – DATA SCIENCE JOURNAL EARLY CAREER ESSAY COMPETITION *
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25
April
2020

Coronavirus: Commission hosts a European hackathon to develop innovative solutions to fight the outbreak (EC/EIC)

by Joao Miranda

  (...) "Registration will remain open during the whole duration of the hackathon to ensure we do not miss any good idea. " (...)   https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/mex_20_728   https://euvsvirus.org/
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23
April
2020

Participant Survey for RDA Virtual Plenary (VP15)

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

We are so grateful to our RDA community for their involvement in the Virtual Plenary (VP15).  We’d like to know your thoughts on the event in order to create future programs that will best serve our members’ needs and interests.   Please complete the Participant Survey, available at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RDAVP15. We’d appreciate your feedback by Monday 27 April 2020 17:00 UTC.    
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03
April
2020

RDA Virtual Plenary Continues Next Week

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

The last two weeks of the Virtual Plenary 15 (VP15) have been a success, but it’s not over yet! There are many sessions scheduled next week, so take some time today and over the weekend to review the programme and register for the ones that best fit your interest and schedule. 
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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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