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To support sustainable and effective research data stewardship in Canada, RDC is pleased to continue the discussion to build a National Data Services Framework (NDSF). The NDSF Summit is a forum where the Canadian research community can learn, collaborate, exchange ideas, and discuss common issues, with a goal of developing a shared understanding of the current data management landscape and recommendations for future initiatives.

The RDA Community  has expressed our solidarity and sadness for the terrible fires that our Australian colleagues are experiencing at the moment. Our wonderful local hosts of the 15th RDA Plenary meeting taking place in Melbourne in March wish to share this message with you all.

The report by FAIRsFAIR, RDA Europe, OpenAIRE, EOSC-hub, FREYA, is an output of three workshops designed to explore, discuss and formulate such recommendations and is aimed at stakeholders in the scholarly world and particularly the EOSC Governance.

RDA Europe is offering up to 7 Early Careers and 5 Experts grants designed to support participation to the 15th RDA Plenary meeting (18-20 March 2020, Melbourne, Australia). If interested in these opportunities, register to join us at the webinar on the 15th of January at 12:00 CET (11:00 UTC).

You are warmly invited to submit a proposal for the panel P058 at the EASA 2020 conference in Lisbon, 21-24 July 2020 *Digital research infrastructures in social and cultural anthropology: approaches and challenges for conducting, archiving and sharing research*. Deadline: 20 January 2020

The Research Data Alliance – The First Five Years Is an insightful article written by Prof. Francine Berman, 2019-2020 Radcliffe Fellow, Harvard University, Edward P. Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and one of the founding members and co-chairs of the Research Data Alliance.

On Thursday, 9 January 2020, from 10:00 to 16:00, Dr. Ana Slavec, RDA Europe Ambassador for Renewable Materials and Products and consulting statistician at the InnoRenew CoE, will hold a workshop on research data management for renewable materials and products.

The Global Indigenous Data Alliance (GIDA) and RDA have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the goal of clearly announcing their intention to cooperate and coordinate their efforts in areas of mutual interest. Both RDA and GIDA have related missions and are natural partners in the pursuit of various objectives with regard to the tracking, availability, and reuse of research data.

Representatives from the EOSC FAIR and EOSC Architecture Working Groups have developed a draft policy on persistent identifiers (PIDs) for the European Open Science Cloud, which has been publicly released for community feedback and comment.

This event is jointly organized by RDA, WDS, the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and the Sao Paulo State Foundation. This is an opportunity for researchers and specialists involved in scientific data management initiatives in the Latin American and the Caribbean region to get together and discuss their initiatives towards open scientific data management, exploring new trends and perspectives in this context.