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

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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07
September
2021

RDA Virtual Plenary 18 - Notification of Acceptance

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Chairs of the Early Career and Engagement IG, Congratulations! Your RDA Virtual Plenary 18 (VP18) session application titled Enabling capacity building for RDA activities through ECR engagement has been approved by the Technical Advisory Board (TAB). Please consider this your official notification of acceptance.
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01
September
2021

Sept 16 webinar ‘Navigating Data Sharing in International Research Collaborations (iN2N)'

by Stephanie Hagstrom

Hello RDA WG and IG members - You are invited to attend the webinar ‘Navigating Data Sharing in International Research Collaborations (iN2N)’ hosted by the RDA-US on 16 September at 14:00. This webinar will address the most challenging issues for data sharing in international research collaborations and will present a framework to address these challenges developed by the attendees of The International Network-of-Networks (iN2N) Global Expert workshop as part of the NSF funded iN2N project. You may read more about the webinar and register here.
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12
August
2021

RDA VP18 Session Proposal Submission

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Early Career and Engagement IG members, Thank you for your session proposal for Virtual Plenary 18 titled “Enabling capacity building for RDA activities through ECR engagement”. A review of all submitted proposals is now underway by the RDA Technical Advisory Board, with notifications of acceptance planned to be sent by 10 September. Please feel free to contact the RDA Secretariat at ***@***.***-alliance.org with any questions or concerns you have regarding your submission. Thank you. Regards, RDA Secretariat
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11
June
2021

co-chairing RDA/WDS Certification of Digital Repositories IG

by Jonathan Petters

Hi all, I co-chair the RDA/WDS Certification of Digital Repositories IG, and we’re looking for an additional co-chair (or maybe two) to help us with the interest group’s activities. I thought this could be an excellent opportunity for an early career person who has interest (and some experience even) in repository certification. Meet and work with experts on this topic, and learn all that’s involved in keeping a volunteer effort going!
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