03 October 2022 732 reads

 

The RDA’s Thematic Community Cross-fertilisation Workshops 

The community cross-fertilisation workshop series is part of the RDA’s strategic plan to celebrate and commemorate its 10th Anniversary in 2023

Aligned with the 10th Anniversary schedule, a virtual workshop will take place each month from February to November 2023 to bring RDA Working groups, Interest groups and Communities of Practice with a similar focus together with members of the wider research data community to discuss the future of the following research data management themes:

 

Month 2023             

Community cross-fertilisation workshop theme 

February 

FAIR data, software and hardware

April

Health and medical data

May

Metadata and technical infrastructure 

June 

Agriculture and environmental data 

July

Research data policy 

August

Disciplinary data

September

Sustainable development and responsible research

October

A Festival of Data

November

Research data management support and education

 

During each thematic workshop, participants will have the opportunity to answer and discuss the following questions:

  1. What are the main challenges, needs or gaps that should be addressed within the theme over the next five years? 

  2. How can the RDA community groups address these challenges, needs or gaps over the next five years? 

  3. What initiatives and/or communities could the RDA community implement/collaborate with to advance the theme? 

 

Benefits for participants and the RDA community 

These thematic workshops present a valuable opportunity to:

  • Connect and strengthen collaboration between RDA groups with similar interests and focus.

  • Facilitate discussion about a particular theme related to research data management that is of relevance to the RDA community. 

  • Showcase and celebrate community group efforts and achievements to date. 

  • Identify gaps, needs and challenges within the community, and exchange knowledge, experience and ideas to address them.

  • Provide chairs and members with a voice to direct, define and align goals and group activities. 

 

Pilot workshops in November 2022 

In order to determine the feasibility of the thematic community cross-fertilisation workshop series and to plan for its execution in 2023, pilot workshops on ‘RDA for Data Management Planning’ and ‘RDA for Agricultural Data’ will take place in November. 

 

RDA for Data Management Planning         

Thursday, 10 November 

16:00 - 17:45 UTC

 

        Read more and register 

RDA for Agricultural Data

Thursday, 17 November 

16:00 - 17:45 UTC

        Read more and register

 

Workshop outputs 

Outcomes of the cross-fertilisation workshop will be presented in a one-page summary (example) published and promoted online in commemoration of the RDA’s 10th Anniversary. The workshop will not be recorded but the collaborative notes will be made openly available to the wider research data community following the event. Depending on the success of the pilot workshop, additional community cross-fertilisation workshops will be conducted next year as part of the RDA’s 10th Anniversary event series.

 

Acknowledgements 

With grateful thanks to Rossella Aversa, Francis Crawley, Lindsay Ferrara, Francoise Genova, Hilary Hanahoe, Maggie Hellström, Iain Hrynaszkiewicz, Reyna Jenkyns, Sarah Jones, Rebecca Koskela, Katherine McNeill, Laura Molloy, Karen Payne, Jonathan Petters, Frankie Stevens, Andrew Treloar, Bridget Walker and Michael Witt for their valuable contributions during the development of this workshop series.

 

Get in touch 

If you have questions or comments about the community cross-fertilisation workshop series, please feel free to contact our Community Development Manager, Connie Clare (connie.clare@rda-foundation.org).