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31 Mar 2020

March Newsletter - P15 Virtual Plenary Meeting, RDA Celebrates 10,000 Members, COVID-19 Working Group Urgent Call for Expert Contributions and more

Data Together COVID-19 Appeal And Actions

RDA together with CODATA, GO-FAIR, and WDS (four major international data organisations), are pleased to outline their joint commitment to work together to optimise the global research data ecosystem and to identify the opportunities and needs that will trigger federated infrastructures to service the new reality of data-driven science.

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24 Mar 2020

RDA COVID-19 Working Group - Urgent Call for Expert Contributions

As an international, consensus-driven, community based organisation, the Research Data Alliance (RDA) has been asked to leverage on the global RDA data community to support the urgent Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

As a response, RDA has set up a fast track Working Group titled the “RDA COVID-19 Working Group”.

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11 Mar 2020

RDA 15th Plenary Meeting CANCELLED

Thursday 12th March 2020

Dear Plenary 15 delegates and RDA members,
It is with a very heavy heart and great sadness that I inform you, on behalf of the organisers,  that we are cancelling the 15th RDA Plenary Meeting, scheduled to take place from 18-20 March 2020 in Melbourne Australia

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08 Mar 2020

COVID-19 and Plenary 15 Programme Updates

Dear Plenary 15 Registrants.

With only one week left until Plenary 15 (P15), now is the time to review the programme, identify the meetings/sessions most relevant to you and plan your schedule. For both new and long-time members, these tasks can be overwhelming, so in effort to help you streamline the process, some highlights of the event are provided below. We also want to share with you information about RDA’s Code of Conduct.


Code of Conduct and COVID-19

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13 Feb 2020

P15 Early Bird Registration Deadline and Programme Updates

For those planning on attending Plenary 15 in Melbourne, Australia, but haven’t yet done so, there is only one day left (14 February is the deadline) to secure the early bird registration rate. Reduced rates are also available for students, citizens from lower and upper middle-income countries and those registering for only one day. https://www.rd-alliance.org/15th-plenary-registration.

Important highlights of the 3-day meeting include the following:

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05 Feb 2020

Message from Hilary Hanahoe: Plenary 15 Survey

Dear RDA Community members,

As you know our next Plenary meeting will take place in less than two months in beautiful Melbourne. The Australian government is a founding funder of the RDA and has championed us through ANDS and now ARDC since the launch in 2013. CSIRO has generously agreed to host the meeting and co-locate it with their C3DIS conference.Finally, we have the opportunity to find out, first hand, what the data activities, collaboration opportunities and challenges are for our Australian, Pacific Ocean and Asian colleagues.

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27 Jan 2020

Recommendation News, Adoption Stories and Upcoming Webinars

There are many activities taking place this month regarding RDA Recommendations, Adoption and Webinars, which we listed below in an effort to help you easily identify those that would be most relevant to your work. Please take a moment to review, engage with the relevant groups, and share with others in your community.

Video Adoption Stories

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23 Jan 2020

Plenary 15 Deadline for Poster and Co-located Event Applications is 29 January

Dear RDA members,

This is a gentle reminder for you to submit your poster submission application and/or co-located event application for Plenary 15 by 29 January.

Our local organisers are hard at work planning for what is sure to be an excellent meeting, and although there are only eight weeks left until the event, there is still plenty of time for you to plan for a trip to the beautiful city of Melbourne.

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14 Jan 2020

Plenary 15 and Message from our Australian Colleagues

Dear RDA Community Members,

On behalf of myself, the RDA Council and community, I wish to express our solidarity and sadness for the terrible fires that our Australian colleagues are experiencing at the moment. Our wonderful local hosts of the 15th RDA Plenary meeting taking place in Melbourne in March wish to share this message with you all.

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