The RDA's 10th Anniversary Events and Activities

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In 2023 the Research Data Alliance is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. We’re excited to commemorate this important milestone with our community by organising a series of international and regional events and activities dedicated to a specific theme related to research data management of relevance to the RDA community. 

Read more about the RDA's 10th Anniversary and how to propose an event. For more information, contact the Community Development Manager, Connie Clare

Upcoming events and activities

 JANUARY - 10th anniversary launch

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RDA US Podcast on Reflections from early RDA members

Françoise Genova and Andrew Treloar, former RDA Technical Advisory Board Chairs, share memories of their experience as early members of RDA and their eight-year journey together as the co-chairs of the RDA Technical Advisory Board as well as their thoughts on future directions. 

>>> Listen here

  Monday 9 January 

Stephanie Hagstrom 

 

FAIR Data Podcast on Identifiers

The FAIR Data Podcast provides a window into the latest trends and developments, and what's coming, and serves as a hopefully lively and entertaining resource for the growing FAIR Data community of interest. In this episode Tibor Kalman and Sven Bingert, from the GWDG in Goettingen, provide an overview of the rapidly evolving PID landscape, and insights into possible developments in the near future.

>>> Listen here

Wednesday, 18 January Rory Macneil

Machine Centric Science Podcast on Identifiers

The Machine-Centric Science Podcast is about the FAIR principles in practice, for scientists who want to compound their impacts, not their errors. In this episode, we celebrate the RDA's 2023 "decade of data" and its January's focus on Identifiers via an interview with Christophe Blanchi, currently executive director at the DONA Foundation in Switzerland, which operates infrastructure for the Handle system (including DOIs) and stewards protocol specifications for identifier resolution and digital object interfacing.

>>> Listen here

Wednesday, 18 January Donny Winston

FAIRPoints 'Ask me Anything' webinar on Identifiers

A discussion about what different types of identifiers are available, why are they important for creating FAIRDigital objects, how are they relevant to researchers and how to apply them and integrate them in research practices.

>>> Register

Thursday 26 January 
10:00 - 12:00

Sara El-Gebali 

 

FEBRUARY - FAIR data, software and hardware

 

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RDA US Podcast featuring the FAIR for Virtual Research Environments (VRE) Working Group

The RDA FAIR for VRE WG talk about their motivations for starting the group, as well as their challenges faced, impacts addressed, outputs produced, and how to get involved. 

  Monday 6 February

Stephanie Hagstrom 

 

RDA Speed Networking Event 

Want to meet more people involved in research data? All are welcome to the first Research Data Alliance (RDA) Online Speed Networking Event. Have fun chatting with others in the RDA community – colleagues both old and new. Speed networking is an energizing and powerful way to make several great connections in a short amount of time. Never participated in Speed Networking? No problem, you are not alone – come try it out! 

>>> Register Here

Wednesday 15 February

UTC 16:00 - 17:00

 

 

Stephanie Hagstrom 

WorldFAIR: Image sharing systems and practices in Cultural Heritage

WorldFAIR Work Package 13 (WP13) presents their landscaping report identifying how Cultural Heritage institutions engage with FAIR (examining formats and image delivery technologies). This workshop will aim to have a community discussion around this report.

TBC

Beth Knazook 

Alexandra Delipalta

FAIRPoints 'Ask me Anything' webinar on Software and Workflows

A discussion about what the FAIRification of software and workflows look like, the available tools/infrastructures that support this process, why FAIRification is important and how it is applicable to researchers.

TBC

Sara El-Gebali 

 

'RDA for FAIR' community cross-fertilisation workshop

The workshop brings RDA groups and community members together with the wider research data community for a discussion about the future of FAIR data and software. Read more about the thematic community cross-fertilisation workshop series to commemorate ‘A Decade of Data: Celebrating 10 Years of the RDA’.

>>> Register 

Thursday 23 February 

08:30-10:15 UTC

Connie Clare

Kathryn Barker

MARCH - A Decade of Data

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A Decade of Data: RDA 20th Plenary, Gothenburg

The Research Data Alliance will celebrate its 10th Anniversary Plenary Meeting in Sweden, going back to where RDA was launched in March 2013. Following on from the success of the 19th Plenary meeting held in a hybrid format for the first time, P20 will take place in Sweden’s second-largest city – Gothenburg. 

  Tuesday 21 to
Thursday 23 March

RDA Secretariat

 

APRIL - Health and medical data

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FAIRPoints 'Ask me Anything' webinar on Regulatory Processes and Governance

A disussion about the role of licensing, provenance, governance and regulations on practical implementations of FAIR and infrastructures e.g. the role of HIPAA, GDPR, on technical requirements, and what these aspects mean for the deployment of FAIR Digital objects.

TBC Sara El-Gebali 

Machine Centric Science Podcast on Regulatory Processes and Governance

The podcast delves into real-life examples of how organisations and individuals in the research ecosystem are implementing the FAIR principles. Each episode explores the challenges and choices made in the process, as well as the resources used to overcome those challenges. Our goal is to share knowledge, foster communities of practice, and inspire the adoption of similar solutions across disciplines. Join us as we strive for better data management and accessibility through the FAIR principles.

TBC Donny Winston

FAIR Data Podcast on Regulatory Processes and Governance

The FAIR Data Podcast provides a window into the latest trends and developments, and what's coming, and serves as a hopefully lively and entertaining resource for the growing FAIR Data community of interest.

TBC Rory Macneil

'RDA for Health and Medical Data' community cross-fertilisation workshop

The workshop brings RDA groups and community members together with the wider research data community for a discussion about the future of Health and Medical Data. Read more about the thematic community cross-fertilisation workshop series to commemorate ‘A Decade of Data: Celebrating 10 Years of the RDA’.

  TBC

Connie Clare

Kathryn Barker

 

MAY - Metadata and technical infrastructure

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Harmonizing Descriptions of Research Data Repositories

The RDA's Data Repository Attributes Working Group has been developing a list of common attributes that can be used to describe data repositories along with examples that showcase different approaches that repositories are taking to express and expose metadata about themselves. The group seeks to improve the discoverability and interoperability of repositories with registries, tools, and other infrastructure related to research data. They’re excited to outline their process and to share the draft list of repository attributes for additional community input before they submit their work for review to become an RDA Recommendation towards the end of the year.

TBC Michael Witt

Being FAIR with DDI 

The DDI community has provided metadata standards and encouraged data reuse for more than two decades among the social, behavioural and economic sciences, public health research, and within the world of official statistics. This workshop describes the key metadata approaches and data management tools they have developed, and how these have changed over time to address the needs of FAIR data sharing, both within and across domain boundaries. The workshop will be of interest to those both in the traditional DDI community and to those who are interested in how FAIR implementation has emerged within a mature data-sharing culture.

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Arofan Gregory

Laura Molloy

FAIRPoints 'Ask me Anything' webinar on Machine Actionability

A discussion about what is needed to achieve machine actionability (e.g. semantics, metadata, operations, types), why automation is required in research, how researchers create machine actionable research outputs, and the available tools to facilitate application.

TBC Sara El-Gebali 

Machine Centric Science Podcast on Machine Actionability 

The podcast delves into real-life examples of how organisations and individuals in the research ecosystem are implementing the FAIR principles. Each episode explores the challenges and choices made in the process, as well as the resources used to overcome those challenges. Our goal is to share knowledge, foster communities of practice, and inspire the adoption of similar solutions across disciplines. Join us as we strive for better data management and accessibility through the FAIR principles.

TBC Donny Winston

FAIR Data Podcast on Machine Actionability

The FAIR Data Podcast provides a window into the latest trends and developments, and what's coming, and serves as a hopefully lively and entertaining resource for the growing FAIR Data community of interest.

TBC Rory Macneil

'RDA for metadata and technical infrastructure' community cross-fertilisation workshop

The workshop brings RDA groups and community members together with the wider research data community for a discussion about the future of metadata and technical infrastructure. Read more about the thematic community cross-fertilisation workshop series to commemorate ‘A Decade of Data: Celebrating 10 Years of the RDA’.

  TBC

Connie Clare

Kathryn Barker

JUNE - Agriculture and environmental data

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ARDC Planet Research Data Commons webinar

A 1 hour webinar by the Director of the Planet RDC talking about the process to develop the Planet RDC and progress to date

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Hamish Holewa

WorldFAIR Case Study on Plant-pollinator Interactions Data

A webinar providing an overview of what we have produced at the discovery phase: FAIR assessments, good practices, tools and examples to create, manage and share data related to plant-pollinator interactions.

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Alexandra Delipalta

Debora Drucker

'RDA for earth and environmental data' community cross-fertilisation workshop

The workshop brings RDA groups and community members together with the wider research data community for a discussion about the future of earth and environmental data. Read more about the thematic community cross-fertilisation workshop series to commemorate ‘A Decade of Data: Celebrating 10 Years of the RDA’.

TBC

Connie Clare

Kathryn Barker

JULY - Research data policy

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'RDA for research data policy' community cross-fertilisation workshop

The workshop brings RDA groups and community members together with the wider research data community for a discussion about the future of research data policy. Read more about the thematic community cross-fertilisation workshop series to commemorate ‘A Decade of Data: Celebrating 10 Years of the RDA’.

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Connie Clare

Kathryn Barker

 

AUGUST - Disciplinary data

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ARDC Thematic Research Data Commons webinar

A 1 hour webinar talking about the generic Thematic RDC approach as a way to (i) engage with the needs of specific research communities and (ii) create enduring infrastructure, content and services

  TBC

Andrew Treloar

RDA's Engagement with Disciplines

A 1 hr webinar describing the findings of an EOSC Future project to understand the factors influencing disciplinary awareness and engagement in the European Open Science Cloud, in particular to develop an understanding of why some communities are not engaged in EOSC. The review will summarize feedback gathered from the RDA membership and other stakeholders on community infrastructure, tools, training materials, and other resources that can be accessed through EOSC. The webinar will also showcase new disciplinary webpages created for RDA and designed to explain the benefits of RDA to disciplinary communities broadly.

TBC

Beth Knazook 

'RDA for interdisciplinary data' community cross-fertilisation workshop

The workshop brings RDA groups and community members together with the wider research data community for a discussion about the future of interdisciplinary data. Read more about the thematic community cross-fertilisation workshop series to commemorate ‘A Decade of Data: Celebrating 10 Years of the RDA’.

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Connie Clare

Kathryn Barker

SEPTEMBER - Sustainable development and responsible research

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The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Building Responsible Open Science Frameworks

This workshop examines the needs for ethics and human rights frameworks to support Open Science that engenders the trust of society while providing evidence for democratic and inclusive public policy. The workshop is intended for scientists across disciplines, including the social sciences and the humanities, as well as for those building software and applications, and those at the interface between data and society.

 Thursday 28 September

Francis P. Crawley
 

FAIRPoints 'Ask me Anything' webinar on Equitable and Transparent Access to Information and Knowledge

A discussion about the role of infrastructure for open and equitable access of information, how this reflects in design decisions and how open and FAIR relate to or mean to the rest of the world. 

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Sara El-Gebali 

Machine Centric Science Podcast on Equitable and Transparent Access to Information and Knowledge

The podcast delves into real-life examples of how organisations and individuals in the research ecosystem are implementing the FAIR principles. Each episode explores the challenges and choices made in the process, as well as the resources used to overcome those challenges. Our goal is to share knowledge, foster communities of practice, and inspire the adoption of similar solutions across disciplines. Join us as we strive for better data management and accessibility through the FAIR principles.

TBC

Donny Winston

FAIR Data Podcast on Equitable and Transparent Access to Information and Knowledge

The FAIR Data Podcast provides a window into the latest trends and developments, and what's coming, and serves as a hopefully lively and entertaining resource for the growing FAIR Data community of interest.

TBC Rory Macneil

OCTOBER - A festival of data

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International Data Week 2023: A Festival of Data, Salzburg

The International Science Council’s Committee on Data (CODATA) and World Data System (WDS), and the Research Data Alliance (RDA) are delighted to announce International Data Week 2023: A Festival of Data. IDW 2023 will be hosted by the University of Salzburg, Austria, through its Data Science and Geoinformatics departments, supported by the Governor of Salzburg and with assistance from the Austrian Academy of Sciences - GIScience and the European Umbrella Organization for Geographic Information. International Data Week brings together a global community of data scientists and data stewards; researchers from all domains; data, interoperability and informatics experts from all fields (including geoinformatics, bioinformatics, cheminformatics etc); industry leaders, entrepreneurs and policymakers.

   Monday 23 to Thursday 26 October 

Hilary Hanahoe

 

NOVEMBER - Research data management support and education

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'RDA for research data management support and education' community cross-fertilisation workshop

The workshop brings RDA groups and community members together with the wider research data community for a discussion about the future of research data management support and education. Read more about the thematic community cross-fertilisation workshop series to commemorate ‘A Decade of Data: Celebrating 10 Years of the RDA’.

  TBC

Connie Clare

Kathryn Barker

 DECEMBER - Anniversary highlights

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RDA 10th Anniversary Highlight Reel

A celebratory activity to commemorate the RDA's 10th Anniversary showcasing the highlights of the year.

  TBC

Connie Clare

Kathryn Barker