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SSHOC is developing a data repository service for SSH institutions. The new service is built upon the Dataverse software and will be adjusted to the needs of the European research infrastructures. 

The 2020 edition of the CLARIN Annual Conference will be organised as an online event. This year’s edition has been designed to attract a wider audience and get the most out of the innovative options that come with a virtual format: the conference will consist of special sessions and will be enriched with an informal programme.

In late June 2020, the RDA COVID-19 Working Group published the final version of the RDA COVID-19 Recommendations and Guidelines on Data Sharing, representing the collaborative effort of over 600 data professionals and domain experts over the course of only a few months (for more information, see The Value of RDA for COVID-19

DANS has organized an Open day on Open Science together with Promovendi Netwerk Nederland, Horizon2020 project OpenAIRE and Open Science Communities the Netherlands.  It will be an online afternoon about research data management, data archiving and data re-use, especially organized for (young) scientists and data librarians. Learn more at https://dans.knaw.nl/en/current/events/open-day-on-open-science-2020-drop-your-data-fair?set_language=en.  

The Research Data Alliance is an international organization of more than 11,000 members, which works to facilitate the sharing of scientific data. Nearly 100 working and discussion groups tackle a wide variety of technical and sociological subjects.

The National Node RDA-France, which started in March 2018, coordinates the animation of the national RDA community in France.


The annual meeting of the RDA in France National Node

The third annual meeting of the RDA in France National Node will take place on September 16, 2020.

The idea of ​​open access to research data is wonderful and in harmony with the new paradigm - Open Science. Access to the data is possible for all researchers, system-administrators, pupils and their parents to make unexpected discoveries undiscovered by routine analysis. The dynamics of knowledge acquisition is a complex process whose laws we do not know well yet, and curiosity often does not lead to interesting knowledge (curiosity-driven science ).

The important activity of RDA Bulgarian Node is to persuade large data users to accept proposed standards for data collection, storage and recovery in order to make their exchange possible and useful.

The global Digital Preservation Coalition is hosting #WeMissiPRES, an online programme of talks, presentations, and networking opportunities for the digital preservation community. The 3-day event is on the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th of September, 2020, and includes several presentations from RDA members related to COVID-19 data-sharing and digital preservation.


RDA is seeking candidates for its annual Technical Advisory Board (TAB) election, which will be held in November 2020.
Do you want to play a significant role in the technical direction of RDA? Get involved in the Technical Advisory Board!

We encourage all RDA members to participate in this upcoming election. Nominations will be accepted until 23:59 UTC on 1 October 2020.

The work of the RDA Indigenous Data Sovereignty Interest Group is cited as part of CSIRO's contribution to the Indigenous Evaluation Strategy of the Australian Government, referring to the CARE principles for Indigenous data governance released by the Global Indigenous Data Alliance Group

A Preview published by Patterns Journal on 14th August 2020 overviews and discusses the Research Data Alliance COVID-19 Working Group publication “Recommendations and Guidelines on data sharing,” published in June 2020.