In December 2018, the RDA Council Nominations Committee issued a call for nominations for three open Council positions. In response to this call, several RDA members were nominated for consideration by the RDA community. The Nominations Committee reviewed these nominations and presented a slate of candidates to the RDA Community in March 2019.
A formal election process will take place between on 2 April (13:00 UTC) and ends 16 April (23:59 UTC) where all members will be asked to either accept or reject the appointment of this slate of candidates. Results will be determined by a simple majority vote.
If approved, these candidates will join Council to serve a three-year (renewable) term. For more information on the role of RDA’s Council, visit https://www.rd-alliance.org/about-rda/our-leadership/rda-council.html
The Research Data Alliance’s vision is Researchers and innovators openly sharing data across technologies, disciplines, and countries to address the grand challenges of society
The objective of the EOSC is to give the European Union a global lead in research data management and ensure that European scientists reap the full benefits of data-driven science, by offering ‘1.7 million European researchers and 70 million professionals in science and technology a virtual environment with free at the point of use, open and seamless services for storage, management, analysis and re-use of research data, across borders and scientific disciplines’.
Open Science is seen as a crucial component in advancing science and benefiting society , and sharing of Research Data is central to these aims. RDA addresses this need for open and interoperable sharing of research data and builds the social, technical and cross-disciplinary links to enable such sharing on a global scale. Furthermore, the implementation of the EOSC as a “federated model that combines effectiveness and flexibility, primarily through the Research Infrastructures (including eInfrastructures)” will require seamless access to data and integration of services which implies standards. RDA provides a neutral, global forum to further research innovation, efficiency and reproducibility. It facilitates socio-technical discussion and exchange by identifying best practices and standards for research data, tools and infrastructure. Read more
This Data Management Plans (DMP) Community of Practice is targeted at people in Australia and the wider Oceania region who are interested in discussing, building and improving data management plans (DMPs) best practice and technical tools. Liz Stokes from the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) will initially co-ordinate the group. The first meeting for 2019 is on Tuesday, 9 Apr 2019, 14:00 - 15:00 AEST. Read more