status: Completed

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Group Email: [group_email]

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As part of the RDA Europe 4 project (supporting RDA global), Trust-IT Services Ltd. (Trust-IT) will be redeveloping the RDA Global Website (www.rd-alliance.org), as outlined in the attached roadmap (revised version) developed by Trust-IT. The web platform is a crucial part of the RDA and is the main vehicle for communication. As the alliance grows, the web platform needs to evolve and meet the needs of the community, the groups, the stakeholders and the outside world.

The Web site aims to support the RDA Guiding Principles: Openness – Consensus – Balance – Community-driven – Non-profit, and more specifically:

 

  • Be the main RDA information tool for communicating with members & the larger audience.
  • Support the collaborative work and the exchange within the groups. 
  • Encourage information sharing, generate discussion and build consensus through the Requests for community review & comments. 
  • Facilitate adoption of the RDA Outputs by publishing the group results and promoting uptake, highlighting benefits and paths to adoption. 
  • Engage new community and organisational members and funders and strengthen synergies with relevant organisations and initiatives.
  • Provide updates, news/events/newsletters and announcements.
  • Bring practice, research, industry and policy closer together on a neutral platform.

 

The RDA Secretariat is convening an RDA Web focus group (WFG), which will be involved in the definition of the specifications and requirements of the new functionalities outlined in the Website roadmap.

 

This is the space for this focus group.

 

The web focus group is expected to be engaged in the design phase of each release, with the following specific tasks:

  • Website roadmap kick-off: feedback and general consensus on the plan and comments on the evolution foreseen – June 2018
  • Assessment and specifications, for each release:
    • feedback on the technical implementations proposed 
    • feedback on the mock-ups presented
    • testing of the key functionalities
    • green-light to go-live

 

The Doodle poll for the first conference call of the focus group can be found here: https://doodle.com/poll/pdu8uwphcv83ikcv

Posts

06
November
2019

New outputs catalogue & new layout for Group pages

by Sara Pittonet Gaiarin

Dear members of the Web Focus Group, I am pleased to share with you some latest evolutions ongoing on the RDA website, for which we kindly ask your opinion and feedback. * **New catalogue for RDA recommendations and outputs.* In the last months we have worked with RDA Chairs and TAB to properly map and categorise RDA Recommendations and Outputs. The result is presented *at this page ***where recommendations and outputs are all listed and can be searched according to their focus, scientific domain, or by status. DOI, Recommendation
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16
April
2019

Navigating RDA - Group and Output Classification

by Hilary Hanahoe

Dear RDA Web Focus Group Members, I wanted to let you know that Sara Pittonet will be contacting the working and interest group chairs shortly to invite them to assign a primary and secondary focus for their group according to the following classification: 1. Data Management 2. Data Collection 3. Data Description 4. Identify, Store, and Preserve 5. Disseminate, Link, and Find 6. Policy, Legal Compliance, and Capacity This is the same classification that the secretariat / Anthony used to present the outputs at P13.
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14
December
2018

Re: [secretariat][rda-wfg] RDA Web Focus Group - December conference call

by Andrew Treloar

Dear Sara, I am about to go on annual leave and won't be able to attend the next meeting. I will be back at work on the 7th of January. A comment on your suggestion that we investigate using Indico for the online presence of plenaries. I've had a look at the documentation, and it appears well suited for publishing a conference schedule *once that schedule has been decided*. The challenge for our Plenaries is that we have to manage ten or more parallel tracks as well as a complicated clash matrix
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14
December
2018

Re: [secretariat][rda-wfg] RDA Web Focus Group - December conference call

by Andrew Treloar

Dear Sara, I am about to go on annual leave and won't be able to attend the next meeting. I will be back at work on the 7th of January. A comment on your suggestion that we investigate using Indico for the online presence of plenaries. I've had a look at the documentation, and it appears well suited for publishing a conference schedule *once that schedule has been decided*. The challenge for our Plenaries is that we have to manage ten or more parallel tracks as well as a complicated clash matrix
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14
November
2018

Re: [secretariat][rda-wfg] Re: [secretariat][rda-wfg] RDA Website first release - 2 options for next call

by Elli Papadopoulou

Hi Sara, I rearranged my schedule so I could also make it tomorrow at 11.00 CET. Thank you very much. Best regards, Elli Στις Τρί, 13 Νοε 2018, 23:55 ο χρήστης andrew treloar < ***@***.***> έγραψε:
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02
August
2018

RE: [secretariat][rda-wfg] RDA website new graphical theme

by Mark Leggott

One minor point, the “social media” icons in the upper-right disappear when you do a rollover, which while cute, seems marginally useful (the old approach was a tiny bit better). I would replace this with a rollover popup, which says “RDA SlideShare”, or “Download RSS Feed”, as those 2 icons in particular may not be recognizable to most people. Mark From: s.pittonet=***@***.***-groups.org <***@***.***-groups.org> On Behalf Of sarapittonet Sent: August 2, 2018 5:24 AM
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02
August
2018

RE: [secretariat][rda-wfg] Re: [secretariat][rda-wfg] RDA website new graphical theme

by Mark Leggott

I agree with Hilary – looks great! Mark From: hilary.hanahoe=***@***.***-groups.org <***@***.***-groups.org> On Behalf Of Hilary Hanahoe Sent: August 2, 2018 7:09 AM To: sarapittonet <***@***.***-itservices.com>; RDA Secretariat <***@***.***-groups.org>; RDA Web Focus Group <***@***.***-groups.org> Cc: Sara Garavelli <***@***.***-itservices.com> Subject: [secretariat][rda-wfg] Re: [secretariat][rda-wfg] RDA website new graphical theme Dear Sara,
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23
July
2018

RE: [rda-wfg] Your opinion on 4 functionalities for RDA new website -...

by Maggie Hellström

Dear all, apologies for a late answer! I agree with Mark here - having a single-sign on is nice, but IMHO it clearly is at the lower end of the priority item shortlist. (In fact, I'm not sure it belongs there at all.) Cheers from the balmy north, Maggie ------------------ Associate Professor Margareta Hellström ICOS Carbon Portal staff member ***@***.*** Lund University Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science Sölvegatan 12, SE-22362 Lund, Sweden Phone: +46-(0)46-2229683
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23
July
2018

RE: [rda-wfg] Your opinion on 4 functionalities for RDA new website -...

by Mark Leggott

I would agree with Hilary’s 1 and 2, and switch her 3 and 4, so the online catalogue is #3. Mark From: hilary.hanahoe=***@***.***-groups.org <***@***.***-groups.org> On Behalf Of Hilary Hanahoe Sent: July 23, 2018 4:02 AM To: sarapittonet <***@***.***-itservices.com>; RDA Web Focus Group <***@***.***-groups.org> Cc: Sara Garavelli <***@***.***-itservices.com> Subject: Re: [rda-wfg] Your opinion on 4 functionalities for RDA new website -... Dear Sara,
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20
July
2018

Your opinion on 4 functionalities for RDA new website - feedback by Monday 23rd please

by Sara Pittonet Gaiarin

Dear Web Focus Group members, As part of the Website Roadmap that we presented to you - you can find attached the last version - there are four different functionalities that we propose to implement but which require additional effort compared to the resources available via the RDA Europe project. A contract amendment is currently under discussion within RDA Europe Executive Board, the decision making body within RDA Europe, where a budget reallocation is also under discussion. In the framework of this
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