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.
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.
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.
RDA's 15 plenary is fast approaching! With just two months to go, now is the time to prepare for your trip and the meeting itself. Here are a few important dates as well as tips to help you get ready for the plenary:
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.
RDA is excited to announce several important pieces of information related to RDA Plenary 15: Data for Real-World Impact, which will be held from 18-20 March 2020 in Melbourne, Australia at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, MCEC. This event will be hosted by CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) with the support of the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC).
This issue opens with all P15 not-to-be-missed including key deadlines, webinars and call for travel grants. The 5 new members that have been elected to serve on TAB for a 3-year term are presented, while the call for Council nominations is also announced. Three new documents are now open for community review, and two interviews have been done with RDA members presenting domain point of views. A long list of blogs are now available from P14 in Helsinki, and much more: what an increadibly reach month this November was!
Communication on behalf of the Research Data Architectures For Research Institutions (RDARI) IG
The Research Data Architectures for Research Institutions (RDARI) Interest Group is conducting a survey of the research data management services offered by universities and research institutions around the world. This will enable comparisons to be drawn between different institutions and help establish benchmarks for service provision. If you are happy to provide your contact details, colleagues will be able to get in touch to discuss points of interest.
It’s been barely a week since many of us returned home from Plenary 14 in Helsinki, but I’m sure most can say without a doubt, it was another fantastic meeting. With over 571 attendees, 90 breakouts, excellent keynotes and panel decisions, an Unconference event and an interactive Outputs and Adoption session, there was an abundance of collaboration, conversation and energy. We can’t thank our local organisers, Aalto University and our sponsors enough for accommodating our community. Some highlights from the meeting are provided in this newsletter, but we will be sure to provide more details on the outcomes of the meeting in future RDA communications in the coming days and weeks.