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The RDA-COVID-19 Working Group will have their final update webinar on Tuesday 9th June UTC 11:00.

The TRIPLE projectis inviting all RDA members to take part in its User Research Survey

Today, 28 May 2020, the Research Data Alliance publishes the pre-final version of the RDA COVID-19 Recommendations and Guidelines covering four research areas – clinical data, omics practices, epidemiology and social sciences. This document is also complimented by overarching areas focusing on legal and ethical considerations, research software, community participation and indigenous data.

The adoption session, originally planned for Plenary 15, is now turning into a global adoption week scheduled from 15 to 19 June 2020. The aim remains to demonstrate the wide variety of adoptable and adopted solutions to data sharing challenges that people in the field encounter in their daily jobs.

The Research Software Alliance (ReSA) and RDA have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to clearly announce their intention to coordinate their efforts in areas and activities that involve both research data and software.

Since 2013, 45 flagship recommendations and outputs have been produced by RDA Working and Interest Groups (May 2020). These are very wide ranging, addressing registries for persistent identifiers and data types, policy templates, repository audit methodologies, standards directories, curricula, wheat data interoperability, data/literature cross-linking and many other fields. A number of recommendations have also been endorsed as ICT technical specifications by the European Multi-Stakeholder Platform on ICT specifications. We’ve asked RDA members who have already adopted RDA outputs to share their experience and lessons learned.

An RDA community effort has led to the development and publication, in Nature Research’s Scientific Data, of the article, “The TRUST Principles for digital repositories”. These principles offer guidance for maintaining the trustworthiness of digital repositories, especially those responsible for the stewardship of research data. Guidance for each of the TRUST Principles is reproduced below.

OA & OS Infrastructure (OSI) is defined as sets of services, protocols, standards and software contributing to the research lifecycle – from collaboration and experimentation through data collection and storage, data organization, data analysis and computation, authorship, submission, review and annotation, copyediting, publishing, archiving, citation, discovery and more (IOI definition). The purpose of this survey, commissioned by SPARC Europe, is to gather information on established (operating for at least 2 years) international, national or regional OA & OS infrastructures.

The Research Data Management Forum (RDMF20) will focus on the management of, and specifically the sharing, openness and FAIRness, of arts data. The event will take place online and we will use a variety of online collaborative tools to foster discussion and an environment for exchange of ideas.