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19 Nov 2020 UTC

The RDA FAIR Data Maturity Model WG: Aligning International Initiatives for Promoting and Assessing FAIR Data

19 Nov 2020 - 14:00 to 15:30 UTC


Program outline and speakers include:

  • Intro to RDA and The FAIR Data Maturity Model
    • Edit Herczog, RDA Council Member
    • Keith Russell, ARDC
    • Shelley Stall, American Geophysical Union
  • EOSC FAIR WG and the FAIR Data Maturity Model
    • Oya Beyan, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT, Aachen University

    • Sarah Jones, Geant
  • Driving the Paradigm Shift towards Open Science: FAIR Data and the Role of the FAIR Data Maturity Model
    • Carlos Casorrán, European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Open Science Unit

    • Konstantinos Repanas, European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Open Science Unit

  • The USGS FAIR Roadmap and the Role of the FAIR Data Maturity Model
    • Vivian Hutchison, USGS Branch Chief for the Science Data Management in the Science Analytics, and Synthesis (SAS) program 

    • Frances Lightsom, USGS FAIR Roadmap Architect and Project Manager

  • The NIH Strategic Plan: Data Science Advocating for FAIR Principles 
    • Susan Gregurick, Associate Director for Data Science and Director of the Office of Data Science Strategy 

  • The National Science Foundation: Effective Practices for Data: PIDS, Machine Readable DMPs, and the NSF Public Access Repository 2.0
    • Martin Halbert, NSF Senior Advisor for Public Access

Date:  19 November, 2020, 14:00-15:30 UTC


This webinar convened a group of experts representing national science organizations to discuss their current initiatives to enhance the FAIRness of the science within their communities applying different approaches and the use of the FAIR Data Maturity Model as a framework for comparing results. 


  • View webinar recording here (simple registration required)
  • View full slide deck here

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05 Nov 2020 UTC

RDA for Newcomers VP16 Sessions

05 Nov 2020 - 11:00 UTC

The aim of these sessions is to help participants new to RDA understand more about how RDA works, assist them in navigating the Plenary, and provide an opportunity for networking.

We will run two virtual sessions to accommodate different time zones.

RDA for Newcomers VP16 sessions are planned for:


Session 1: Thursday, 5 November 2020, 00:00 UTC (5 Nov 11:00 AEDT | 4 Nov 19:00 EST).

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29 Oct 2020 UTC

Publishing GLAM data as FAIR data

29 Oct 2020 - 16:00 UTC

Cultural heritage data collections from the Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM) sector are crucial resources that can help advance research for scholars in the humanities. However, data requires management and data management requires guidelines for implementation. The Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) principles have been widely adopted as best practice in data management and publication.

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29 Sep 2020 UTC

Using FAIR data from Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) sector

29 Sep 2020 - 16:00 UTC


The Research Data Alliance Ireland national node, the Digital Repository of Ireland and with the support of Europeana Research, held the first virtual meeting in a series dedicated to Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) and open data for the Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) sector.

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09 Sep 2020 UTC

What is RDA and Why Should I Attend Virtual Plenary 16?

09 Sep 2020 - 01:00 to 02:00 UTC

When: 5:00 - 6:00 PM UTC

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is an international organization working to develop infrastructure and best practices to drive data sharing and data-driven innovation. The 16th RDA Plenary Meeting was originally planned to take place in Costa Rica, but due to the pandemic, will instead be a virtual event (VP16), taking place 9-12 November 2020.  Join us in this webinar to learn more about RDA and why you should attend VP16.    

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07 Aug 2020 UTC

Understanding the Impact of the RDA COVID-19 Recommendations and Guidelines on Data Sharing

07 Aug 2020 - 03:00 to 04:30 UTC

RDA-US office


Featured speakers include:

  • Leslie Borrelli McIntosh
  • Stephanie Russo Carroll (Indigenous Peoples)
    Native Nations Institute
  • Dawei Lin (Clinical)
    National Institute of Health
  • Natalie Meyers (Omics)
    University of Notre Dame
  • Daniel Mietchen (Community Practice)
    University of Virginia
  • Amy Pienta (Social Sciences)

Under public health emergencies, and particularly the COVID19 pandemic, it is fundamental that data is shared in both a timely and an accurate manner. It is imperative, now more than ever, coupled with the harmonisation of the many diverse data infrastructures, to share preliminary data and results early and often. It is clear that open research data is a key component to pandemic preparedness and response.

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