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Delivering Research Data Management services workshop – registration is now open!

This collaborative RDM workshop will address both open source software and proprietary tools, exploring the different service delivery models that exist for each. These include self-hosting, outsourcing maintenance to commercial providers, and national or consortial partnerships.

RDA is pleased to announce the candidates nominated for the 2020 Technical Advisory Board (TAB) election. For members not familiar with TAB, this RDA governance group provides technical expertise and advice to RDA Council, and assists in the development, review and promotion of RDA Working & Interest Groups.

For this election, five seats on TAB are open and the following individuals are candidates. Voting will open on 9 November 2020, at Virtual Plenary 16, and close on 23 November 2020 (two weeks later). All RDA members are eligible and encouraged to vote.

Scholarly primitives, such as representing, discovering, sampling and referring are typically well supported by data repositories. However, these do not provide evidence that the data or features provided by the repository are managed and operated in a trustworthy and reliable manner. Assessment against an agreed standard is a way to evaluate the reliability and sustainability of data repositories.

The Technical Advisory Board (TAB) is an essential and crucial governance board within the Research Data Alliance (RDA), providing the organization with invaluable technical oversight, vision, guidance and advice. A volunteer position, TAB membership is a rewarding experience, offering an opportunity to engage with colleagues worldwide and understand the activities and visions in the field of FAIR data, open research and open science.

RDA's 17th Plenary Meeting will take place on 20-22 April 2021. The Plenary is currently scheduled as a hybrid event, with a physical component at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre and enhanced virtual participation. 

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Corpora and datasets of pathological speech are hard to get simply because they are hard to share. In this webinar we will present and explore several alternatives for sharing such sensitive data. The webinar is interesting for all who struggle with sharing and obtaining similar types of data.    

Humanities and social sciences researchers encounter a number of data protection issues in their work.  An example is scientific events where photos and videos are taken and legal participant consent is required in order to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Surveys and other research activities pose similar problems.

Exaptive is hosting a free half-day conference on Tuesday, 29 September, designed to help understand the landscape of data and analytic tools that have been created in the fight against COVID-19. During this conference, presentations will highlight the current state of knowledge across the domains listed below and will include facilitated discussions leveraging the data, tools and expertise in the Cognitive City® knowledge graph.

Sessions include:

As part of the RDA Europe 4.0 project, SRCE - University of Zagreb University Computing Centre become the Croatian national RDA node in 2019. In cooperation with the librarians from the University of Rijeka Library, the University of Split Library, the City and University Library Osijek, and the National and University Library in Zagreb, the handbook for researchers was prepared on how to handle research data for their efficient sharing and reuse.

Please join us for a webinar on "Data-sharing in Epidemiology: COVID-19 Research and Beyond" on Thursday, 29 October, 2020 at 21:00 UTC. The presentations will focus on the RDA COVID-19 recommendations & guidelines for epidemiological research, and future directions to be explored in the new RDA group, "Epidemiology common standard for surveillance data reporting WG." The new WG aims to have global participation from an interdisciplinary group of experts to address a common data challenge across the public health domain.