status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Kerstin Lehnert, Jens Klump, Esther Plomp, Lesley Wyborn

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison: enquiries[at]rd-alliance.org


RDA & ESIP Physical Samples Webinar Series:

 

Physical samples are a basic element for reference, study, and experimentation in research.  Tests and analysis are conducted directly on samples, such as biological specimens, rock or mineral specimens, soil or sediment cores, plants and seeds, water quality samples, archaeological artefacts, or DNA and human tissue samples because they represent a wider population or a larger context. Other physical objects, such as maps or analogue images are also direct objects of study, and, if digitized, may become a source of digital data. There is an urgent need for better integrating these physical objects into the digital research data ecosystem, both in a global and in an interdisciplinary context to support search, retrieval, analysis, reuse, preservation and scientific reproducibility. This group aims to facilitate cross-domain exchange and convergence on key issues related to the digital representation of physical samples and collections, including but not limited to use of globally unique and persistent identifiers for samples to support unambiguous citation and linking of information in distributed data systems and with publications, metadata standards for documenting samples and collections and for landing pages, access policies, and best practices for sample and collection catalog, including a broad range of issues from interoperability to persistence.

Posts

10
December
2021

DataCite hiring Sample Community Manager (apply by Dec 24th)

by Sarah Ramdeen

Hello everyone, Passing along a job that might be of interest to your community. Apologies for cross posting. Earlier this year DataCite and IGSN entered a partnership to support the global adoption, implementation, and use of physical sample identifiers. As part of this partnership, DataCite is hiring a Sample Community Manager. You can read more about the position here: https://datacite.org/jobopportunities.html. Deadline to apply is December
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29
November
2021

Overview 2021

by Esther Plomp

Dear all, As 2021 has been a busy year for the group we decided to write a short blogpost summarising our efforts. This overview will allow you to quickly catch up with this year's developments and contains links to all the relevant information (slides, recordings, notes etc.). You can find the blogpost here: https://www.rd-alliance.org/blogs/rda-physical-samples-and-collections-r... Thanks for your involvement in the group this year!
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22
November
2021

ICCROM's Heritage Samples Archives Initiative: Discovering samples archives online (poster session and roundtable webinar)

by Sarah Ramdeen

Hello Everyone, I am writing to share an event that may be relevant to this community. Next week on November 29 and 30, the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property's (ICCROM) Heritage Samples Archives Initiative (HSAI) is hosting a poster session and webinar on Discovering samples archives online. Here is a link to the registration (free) and the program
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03
November
2021

Reminder Plenary session and update 23 Things flyer

by Esther Plomp

Dear all, If you're attending the 18th Plenary: our session, Sample Identifier and Metadata Practices/Tools to Enable Interdisciplinary Sample Data Discovery, Integration, and Reuse Across Multiple Data Systems, takes place next week on the 9th of November during breakout session 9 (UTC 23:00-00:30). If you would like to prepare for the discussion, you can watch the recording of our webinar series on similar topics, Supporting Interdisciplinary Sample Data Discovery, Integration, and Reuse.
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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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25
October
2021

Museum Specialist positions available at USGS

by Lindsay Powers

Dear Colleagues, The U. S. Geological Survey is hiring 2 Museum Specialists (GS 9/11) in the Geological Materials Repository located in Lakewood, Colorado. The Geological Materials Repository houses the largest Federal collection of rock cores and cuttings as well as diverse scientific collections supporting research by federal, academic, industry, and public entities. This is a great opportunity to support nationally and globally relevant research.    Please find the position announcements here: 
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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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12
October
2021

Relevant sessions at SciDatCon 2021 (virtual event; no registration fees)

by Sarah Ramdeen

Hello Everyone, Later this month CODATA is hosting the 2021 virtual SciDataCon meeting. There are a number of sessions that may be of interest to this community (see list below). Registration is free, you just have to sign up for each session you are interested in (rather than signing up to attend the meeting as a whole). - - Earth and Environmental vocabularies and ontologies today: how are they managed? How are they used by scientists ? - Celebrating a decade of making material samples FAIR and Open: where
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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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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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