US National Library of Medicine Hosting Workshop titled “Managing Digital Research Objects in an Expanding Science Ecosystem"
Co-sponsored by RDA/US, CENDI, NFAIS and the National Academies Board on Research Data and Information, this special one-day workshop for scientists and data and information professionals is focused on characterizing and managing digital representations of research objects (DRO) including publications, data sets, software, audio, video, and specimens in a dynamic digital science ecosystem.
Date: Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Location: National Library of Medicine, Bethesda MD
New Interest Group Wants your Comments!
The CODATA/RDA Research Data Science Schools for Low and Middle Income Countries is looking for the RDA Community’s comments on its Charter Statement. According to the group page, the goals of this group are to continue the information sharing, targeted outreach and community collaboration with RDA members about the CODATA-RDA Schools for Research Data Science.
Data Fabric Interest Group Posts New RDA Recommendations – Comments Welcome!
The Data Fabric Interest Group is seeking your comments on their recently posted “Recommendations for Implementing a Virtual Layer for Management of the Complete Life Cycle of Scientific Data, “ which include a summary of current agreed-upon principles, a more detailed analysis of the requirements implied by those principles, and the current state of work on those requirements, as reflected in the work of RDA.
Digital Infrastructures for Research 2017 Edition - Programme now Online!
The full programme of the 2017 edition of the Digital Infrastructures for Research Conference is now available online at https://goo.gl/TRSTM4
Under the theme of “Connecting the building blocks for Open Science”, the conference programme builds around 2 plenaries and 12 breakout sessions addressing 6 key topics: Interoperability, Data Science and Skills, Impact evaluation and metrics, Security, trust and identity, EOSC and EDI building blocks and Business models, sustainability and policies.
Complemented with 35 presentations and 8 lightning talks, the conference's programme will offer a unique opportunity to network and build collaborations via its demo and poster sessions held throughout the conference duration showcasing innovative solutions, services, initiatives and success stories that support open science and its building blocks.
Early Bird Registration is extended to the 3rd of November 2017 at www.digitalinfrastructures.eu.
RDA and Librarianship, Archival Science and Information Science
At RDA, many of our members are archivists, records professionals and librarians. Through their efforts in numerous RDA working and interest groups, these professionals are collaborating with the global RDA community to improve the accessibility of both digital and analogue research material. These groups are listed below.
- Archives and Records Professionals for Research Data Interest Group
- Libraries for Research Data Interest Group
- Data Rescue Interest Group
- Research Data Provenance Interest Group
- Research Data Collections Working Group
- Empirical Humanities Metadata Working Group
- RDA/CODATA Legal Interoperability IG
To learn more about these groups and about the field's other connections with RDA, visit the RDA and Librarianship, Archival Science and Information Science webpage.
IASSIST & CARTO 2018 Call for Proposals
The 44th annual conference of the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) will be jointly held with the 52nd annual conference of the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA-ACACC) in Montréal, Québec, Canada from May 28-June 1, 2018.
With the theme “Once Upon a Data Point: Sustaining our Data Storytellers,” these organizations are welcoming submissions that tell diverse stories about the IASSIST and ACMLA-ACACC communities’ experiences, offer suggestions of how they can implement or adapt lessons for their own work, and have wide-reaching appeal to attendees. The deadline for submission is 20 November 2017. Learn more
| Webinars and Calls
Data Discovery Paradigms Interest Group Welcomes Dr. Natasha Noy from Google
Date: 2 November 2017
Time: 4:00 PM EST / 8:00 UTC
Meeting link: https://monash.zoom.us/j/402283445
Or, go to https://monash.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 402 283 445
Join from a dial-in phone:
Dial: +61 3 99059666 (+61 3 9905 ZOOM) or +61 2 8015 2088 Toll-free dial: +61 18 0089 3423 (US/Canada only) Meeting ID: 402 283 445
International numbers available: https://monash.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=0HtohXaj2gkTBa1y5tzjO_xXY2p_bVgU
Implementations of the Data Citation Working Group
Date: 7 November 2017
Time: 16:00 UTC / 17:00 CET
Gianmaria Silvello from the University of Padova will discuss the implementation of Recommendation 10 of the Data Citation Working Group titled “Automatically Generating Citation Text for Queries.” Register now!
The Atlas of Knowledge: Navigating the RDA’s Activities
Date: 9 November 2017
Time: 12:00 UTC / 13:00 CET
The Atlas of Knowledge is an online system, developed within the RDA Europe project, intended to present the activities of the Working Groups and Interest Groups in a concise, contextualised way to help make sense of them and to find usable results.The webinar will present the goals and approach of the Atlas of Knowledge and will include a demonstration of the current system. Find out more & register now!
- Engaging with RDA to Improve Data Management and Sharing Practices in the Humanities
Date: 27 November 2017
Time: 9:00 EST / 13:00 UTC / 14:00 CET
Bridget Almas, lead software developer and architect for The Alpheios Project, will present on her experiences within the RDA community and how these have helped inform her understanding of the data management needs of the digital humanities projects on which she has worked. She will also demonstrate how the set of RDA outputs supporting PID-centric data management, the PIT API, the Data Types Registry, the PID Kernel and the Collections API, can be applied to specific humanities use cases involving linguistic and textual annotations. Find out more and register now!
Member Spotlight – Dr. Sarah Ramdeen
For the month of November, we are featuring Dr. Sarah Ramdeen in our Member Spotlight section. As you may recall, just last month RDA announced her election along with four other members to RDA’s Technical Advisory Board (TAB). Dr. Sarah Ramdeen is a Research Associate for the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She earned her doctorate in the field of Information and Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH),and has been heavily involved with RDA for several years as an RDA-US Early Career Fellow and as co-chair of the Archives and Records Professionals for Research Data Interest Group. Prior to entering the PhD program at UNC-CH, Dr. Ramdeen worked for the Florida Geological Survey in their core and cuttings repository processing samples for archival storage and later assisting with the development of a repository database. With her experience, education and membership in other related organizations, we look forward to her further involvement with RDA and the expertise she brings to her role on TAB.
Plenary Review by Dr. Jonathan Mayes, EU Early Career Research Fellow
I am a doctor working for the NHS and an Honorary Clinical Fellow with the University of Edinburgh with research interests in intensive care and anaesthesia. Medical research is transitioning from being led by lab-based work to data science. I hope engaging with the RDA will lead me to be ahead of the curve, and become a future clinical-academic leader. Read more.
Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub Announces CRUX: The Collaborative Resource and Understanding Exchange Program
The Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub (NEBDIH) has recently announced the CRUX program: a Collaborative Resource and Understanding Exchange. Starting in spring of 2018, CRUX will launch the development of NEBDIH’s forthcoming Big Data Map and Assets Platform, with an ultimate aim of connecting the dots to create data-driven solutions to real-world problems.
CRUX represents a community-driven approach to accelerating data-driven innovation. In this first phase, NEBDIH will recruit a cohort of six doctoral candidates from across the Northeastern United States, who will serve as ambassadors engaging leaders in their fields of study, assessing their data science needs and collecting use cases and data sets for the platform. The goal is to provide real-world applications and data sets to data scientists, while providing subject matter experts from academia, corporate and government sectors access to Big Data expertise.
Learn more about the program and how to participate