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

16
December
2020

ECR opportunity to share RDA experience at the next Plenary Meeting in April 2021

by Elli Papadopoulou

Hi everyone,   we hope all is well, that you are healthy and heading towards a relaxing Christmas holidays! Please check the invitation below if you would like to contribute to RDA's mission and share your experience as an ECEIG member with other peers next year.  
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23
October
2020

RDA Virtual Plenary 16 (VP16) - Deadline for poster submissions, registration and programme

by Alexandra Delipalta

Dear Early Career and Engagement IG members,  With RDA VP16 fast approaching, we would like to bring the following news and key dates to your attention: Call for posters closing on 25 October 2020
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07
August
2020

Session Proposal Submission

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

  Dear Early Career and Engagement IG members, thank you for your session proposal for Virtual Plenary 16 titled “Boosting the Data Mentoring Programme and guiding you to RDA”.      
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16
July
2020

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

Dear Early Career and Engagement Interest Group members,   We’d like to share these important news items for your information.
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02
July
2020

Upcoming Deadlines & Events

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

  Hi everyone.  There are some upcoming deadlines and events that we want to make sure you are aware of as you enter the weekend.   We’ve posted them on the RDA homepage and social media, and are providing them below:   Request for Comments Deadlines:
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23
June
2020

Fwd: [early_career_and_engagement] Ask Me Anything Call On "What do you really know about that antibody? Ask dkNET". Wednesday, June 24th At 14:00-15:00 UTC / 10:00-11:00 EDT

by Elli Papadopoulou

Hi everyone, This is a kind reminder for tomorrow's AMA about dkNET: Connecting Researchers to Resources ! Looking forward to talking with you. Kind regards, The Early Career and Engagement Interest Group (ECEIG) co-chairs, Devan Ray Donaldson, Fotis Psomopoulos and Elli Papadopoulou ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: ellipapa via Early Career and Engagement IG < ***@***.***-groups.org> Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2020 at 19:29 Subject: [early_career_and_engagement] Ask Me Anything Call On "What do you
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10
June
2020

New RDA Announcements

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

Dear Early Career and Engagement Interest Group members, There are two important announcements from RDA being circulated that we wanted to bring to your attention in the case you missed it this week.
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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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