RDA Meets Estonian Researchers, 8 November 2017, Tartu, Estonia

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RDA Meets Estonian Researchers, 8 November 2017, Tartu, Estonia
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RDA Meets Estonian Researchers, 8 November 2017, Tartu, Estonia

08 Nov 2017

Date and time: Wednesday 8.11.2017, 09:00 – 13:00

Audience: Research communities, policy makers, open science enablers and promoters

Venue: Dorpat, room Struve II, Turu 2, TASKU, Tartu, Estonia

Organizer: RDA Europe & University Tartu Library

Registration: Event is free of charge but is only for registered participants. The registration closes on 01.11.2017.

We invite the Estonian research communities, researchers in general, policy makers in open access to data, open science enablers and the re-use of research data champions to join and discuss technological as well as sociological matters around the re-use of research data on the national, European and global levels.

Event is free of charge but are only for registered participants.

Register for the event is now closed. 





Welcoming words, Leif Laaksonen (RDA), Martin Hallik (UTL)


RDA in a nutshell and why RDA is important, Irina Kupiainen (RDA in Europe/CSC) - Presentation


RDA activities linking with Estonians, Irina Kupiainen (RDA in Europe/CSC) - Presentation


RDA: What, Where, When, and How, Leif Laaksonen, (RDA in Europe/CSC) - Presentation


Walk around the RDA web site with questions and answers, Leif Laaksonen, (RDA in Europe/CSC) & Irina Kupiainen (RDA in Europe/CSC)


Input and views from Estonian researchers on re-use of data

  • "PlutoF as a bridge from Data Management to the Open Data", Veijo Runnel, University of Tartu - Presentation

  • "QsarDB – not just open data, but also open predictive models in chemistry and related sciences", Uko Maran, University of Tartu - Presentation

  • "How we (do not) share our data in humanities", Eleri Aedmaa, University of Tartu - Presentation

  • "Open Sience related activities in Estonia", Tiiu Tarkpea, University of Tartu Library - Presentation


Open discussion, Q&A and possible actions to strengthen Estonian collaboration in RDA


Light lunch, coffee and networking

The European branch of the Research Data Alliance (www.rd-alliance.org), RDA Europe, is organising a series of RDA events through Europe. The aim of this event is to make the work of the RDA better known and to lower the effort to participate in the RDA activities in general and the Working and Interest groups in particular.

RDA is an international member-based organization focused on the development of infrastructure and community activities that reduce barriers to data sharing, exchange, and re-use. In summary, the goal is to accelerate data driven innovation worldwide. With more than 5,900 members globally representing 129 countries, RDA includes data science professionals working in multiple disciplines, domains and thematic fields and from different types of organisations across the globe.

RDA is building the social and technical bridges that enable open sharing of data to achieve its vision of researchers and innovators openly sharing data across technologies, disciplines, and countries to address the grand challenges of society.

RDA Outputs are the technical and social infrastructure solutions developed by RDA Working Groups or Interest Groups that enable data sharing, exchange, and interoperability.  These outputs have an important impact in two areas: solving problems, and incorporation and/or adoption in infrastructure environments by individuals, projects and organisations.


More information:

Leif Laaksonen
RDA Europe

Liisi Lembinen
University of Tartu Library
liisi.lembinen (a) ut.ee