From the 22nd to the 25th of January 2018, the city of Porto (Portugal) will host the next EUDAT Conference entitled "Putting the EOSC vision into practice"

The European Data Economy can flourish only if data is accessible & re-usable across borders, across types of organisations (private, public, research) and across different disciplines and sectors.

European researchers, developers, service providers and private sector representatives are invited to join the discussion on the role of research data in the Data Economy context and the RDA contribution to the different Data Economy building blocks. 

Date: Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Open science has become a scientific mainstream. A substantial intellectual and financial input has been invested into developing e-infrastructures, services, and tools that enable open science, including open data, open source (code) and open access to publications. Current uptake of these elements in ecology and evolution is slow, yet these fields can greatly benefit from the implementation of already developed tools and services.

Help CODATA deliver on its strategy to mobilise the data revolution for research!
CODATA Members (National, Union, Co-Opted and Affiliate Members) as well as Task Groups are invited to nominate candidates for the following positions:

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.

For the first time, RDA Europe will hold a one-day RDA Europe Workshop: "Data Stewardship Realized: From Planning to Action. Towards the Establishment of an Austrian Research Infrastructure" in Vienna on November 23rd 2017.

Dr. Francine Berman, Chair of the United States (U.S.) region of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) – RDA-US – is pleased to announce the appointment of Leslie McIntosh Borrelli, PhD, MPH, as the Executive Director of RDA-US.   Dr. McIntosh will be responsible for launching RDA-US as a non-profit and leading the organization through its next stage of growth. 

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.

Application deadlines for the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) and the National Transportation Library (NTL) Fellowships are fast approaching.  These are both excellent programs and will undoubtedly provide an amazing experience to selected individuals.