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19 Oct 2020

2020 Technical Advisory Board Election: Meet the Candidates!

RDA is pleased to announce the candidates nominated for the 2020 Technical Advisory Board (TAB) election. For members not familiar with TAB, this RDA governance group provides technical expertise and advice to RDA Council, and assists in the development, review and promotion of RDA Working & Interest Groups.

For this election, five seats on TAB are open and the following individuals are candidates. Voting will open on 9 November 2020, at Virtual Plenary 16, and close on 23 November 2020 (two weeks later). All RDA members are eligible and encouraged to vote.

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24 Aug 2020

August Newsletter: RDA VP16 Updates and Call for Posters, Speaker Announcements, TAB Elections and more

With over 70 breakout session applications received for RDA's 16th Plenary, we are excited to announce that a rich programme will be available on 26 September.  Registration, with a conservative fee for virtual participation, will be launched soon.  The virtual events platform that will be used to facilitate VP16 has been selected, which will integrate all technical aspects of the meetings (meeting delivery methods, networking and scheduling).  Meeting presenters can expect to receive information in the upcoming weeks regarding the platform, specifically related to its functionality and available training and support.

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23 Jun 2020

RDA Business Updates Newsletter - June 2020 Edition

It has been a while since we have issued an update on the "Business of RDA”, with a specific focus on the operational and governance plans and activities of RDA Global (represented by the RDA Foundation), but that does not mean that we have not been busy. I am delighted to give you a few updates on the happenings over the past months. There are many things to be grateful for, one of them being, the amazing, vibrant and passionate community that you are. This has been very evident via the many activities that have been conducted, for example, adoption week, the virtual plenary sessions. webinars, on-line group events and, of coures, the RDA community response to COVID-19.

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22 Jun 2020

June Newsletter: RDA P16 Call for Sessions, Final Publication of the RDA COVID-19 Recommendations and Guidelines, TRUST Principles and more

In this issue we officially open the Call for Sessions for Virtual Plenary 16 (VP16)! We are unable to confirm a face-to-face plenary will take place in Costa Rica due to COVID-19 concerns.  Instead, a virtual plenary (VP16) is scheduled to take place from 9-13 November 2020. In this issue we also talk about RDA COVID-19 Recommendations and Guidelines for Data Sharing , RDA Adoption week outcomes, the TRUST Principles for digital repositories and more. Enjoy the reading!

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18 Jun 2020

Call for Sessions Now Open for Virtual Plenary 16

Hello RDA Community.  It is that time again! We are excited to open the Call for Sessions for Virtual Plenary 16 (VP16).

As announced in prior weeks, we are unable to confirm a face-to-face plenary will take place in Costa Rica due to COVID-19 concerns.  Instead, a virtual plenary (VP16) is scheduled to take place from 9-13 November 2020.

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09 Jun 2020

RDA Global Adoption Week - 15 to 19 June 2020

The adoption session, originally planned for Plenary 15, is now turning into a global adoption week scheduled from 15 to 19 June 2020. The aim remains to demonstrate the wide variety of adoptable and adopted solutions to data sharing challenges that people in the field encounter in their daily jobs.

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29 May 2020

RDA Releases 5th Final Draft of COVID-19 Guidelines and Recommendations

The Global Research Data Alliance community response to the global COVID-19 pandemic Data drives rapid response and informed decision making during public health emergencies. There is a need for timely and accurate collection, reporting and sharing of data with the research community, public health practitioners, clinicians and policy makers. Accurate and rapid availability of data will inform assessment of the severity, spread and impact of a pandemic to implement efficient and effective response strategies.

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27 May 2020

May Newsletter: 5th Final Draft Release of RDA COVID-19 Recommendations, TRUST Principles for Digital Repositories, Adoption Week & more

This issue opens with the Research Data Alliance the 5th Final Draft Release of the RDA COVID-19 Recommendations and Guidelines. We then guide you through RDA Adoption stories through a series of articles and a full RDA Adoption week on 15-19 June. The "TRUST Principles for Digital Repositories", an RDA communit effort recently published in Nature Research’s Scientific Data, are presented for endorsement together with a report on RDA contribution to the EOSC. 

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