New organizations like the Research Data Alliance have been created to help coordinate the development and sharing of scientific data collections.
RDA Europe is running two programmes to facilitate participation of 20 European RDA members to attend the 7th RDA Plenary meeting in Toyko, Japan. 10 RDA Early Career Researchers & Scientists working on data and 10 active RDA members are sought.
The 6th RDA Plenary will be hosted by the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (Cnam), Paris from 23-25 September 2015. The theme of this international gathering of industry and academic experts, pioneers and innovators involved in the data ecosystem will be Enterprise Engagement with a focus on Research Data for Climate Change
Last week, iSGTW attended the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Fourth Plenary Meeting in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The RDA, which is supported by funding bodies from Australia, Europe, and the US, seeks to build social and technical bridges in order to facilitate better sharing of research data.
This September, the RDA will be hosting its Fourth Plenary Meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Ahead of the event, iSGTW spoke to Gary Berg-Cross, general secretary of the Spatial Ontology Community of Practice and a member of the US advisory committee for RDA. Berg-Cross is also co-chair of the RDA working group on data foundation and terminology.
Over 1600 Research Data Alliance (RDA) members, experts in different fields and from all over the world, are working together to solve data challenges. Ireland co-hosted the third plenary meeting of these experts from 26 to 28 March 2014.
CORDIS WIRE: Building Global Partnerships to ensure that data is created and shared across communities, disciplines, stakeholders, public-private partnerships, research entities and non, public and private research funders, etc.
GIGAOM reports on the pioneering role of the Research Data Alliance. RDA is structured like the World Wide Web Consortium, with working groups that produce code, policies for data interoperability, and data infrastructure solutions. Francine Berman, a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, heads up the U.S.
Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission, talks about the role that big data applications and e-infrastructures play in stimulating a new wave of economic and social progress. Both the public and private sector need to play a leadership role in making sure that data works harder for us, in healthcare, energy and many other domains.
The launch of Research Data Alliance is a key initiative to realize the benefits of big data.
“We have set up the Research Data Alliance, so scientific data infrastructure can be fully interoperable, and so sharing data becomes even simpler”, Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission, responsible for the Digital Agenda, speaking of the economic and social benefits of big data.
Read the full press release published on 23 May 2013 here.