RDA Europe is seeking external evaluators to support the review process of  the applications received in response to the series of Open Calls for grants dedicated to Early Careers, Experts, Ambassadors programme, Adoption grants and National nodes.


The goal of this workshop is to train researchers in Research Data Science (RDS). RDS refers to the principles and practice of Open Science and research data management and curation, the use of a range of data platforms and infrastructures, large scale analysis, statistics, visualization and modelling techniques, software development and data annotation. These are important tools for extracting useful information from data and these tools are useful in every research area. A 10-day workshop, organized by CODATA, ICTP and EAIFR, will be conducted at the University of Rwanda, Kigali to introduce participants to the skills of RDS.

The 11th SWAT4HCLS on December 03-06, 2018 in Antwerp, Belgium

The deadline for application for the national node grants has been extended to 16 August 17.00 CEST.



The Data Science Journal special collection aims to collect and give visibility to research results and outcomes stemming from RDA activities. In particular, it solicits high quality papers describing the latest results of RDA working groups (WGs) or interest groups (IGs) that have recently produced an output, including recommendation and associated use cases that could highlight the added value of RDA work in the data related fields.

Session proposals are currently under review by RDA's Technical Advisory Board, with notifications of session acceptance to be announced on 7 August 2018.  Accepted submissions will be incorporated into the Final Plenary Programme. 

Sessions to be featured at RDA's 12th Plenary will fall into the following three categories:

The Council met at the beginning of June (4th & 5th) for an intense two-day meeting in Troy (NY, USA) kindly hosted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Items on the agenda included Managing RDA growth, Engaging with Regions, RDA governance, boards and eventual evolution, Financial sustainability of the RDA Foundation and RDA Global, The Value of RDA to different stakeholders and the Secretary General Work Plan.

The Datasea research group aims at promoting the data sharing among researchers, and it has developed the website www.datasea.es  focused on professionals, researchers, editors and research managers who are interested in open access and the reuse of data.

International Conference on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics is going to be held during September 05-06, 2018 in Japan’s capital city Tokyo.

Grid Analytics Europe 2018.
Big Data Management, Analytics & Visualisation to Power the Smart Utility.

3-Day Conference, Exhibition & Networking Forum
25-27 September 2018 | London, UK