RDA EU Data Innovation Forum, 30 January 2018, Brussels, Belgium

RDA EU Data Innovation Forum, 30 January 2018, Brussels, Belgium
30 Jan 2018

RDA EU Data Innovation Forum, 30 January 2018, Brussels, Belgium


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. 

The goal of the event is to collect and converge the different perspectives and push forward  new innovative ideas in the overall context of the challenges and opportunities of the European Data Economy and data-driven innovation in Europe mapped to ongoing activities or future challenges to be addressed by RDA WGs & IGs. Furthermore RDA Europe is looking to define a pragmatic list of data challenges that are discussed on a national level which may influence the digital national agendas or form proposals to be discussed at the next RDA Plenary in Berlin, 21 - 23 March 2018. 

Ultimately the forum will be focused on engaging industry and private sector stakeholders who are involved in scientific research and support the adoption of the RDA Outputs by industry and gathering input from the regional, national activities in Europe – understanding the landscape and defining a way forward for the RDA National nodes. 



Research data in the European Data Economy context

Overview of the role of research Data in the Data Economy context and related RDA contributions to interoperability, standards & the ICT Technical Specifications, Open Access, Text & datamining and the Copyright reform.

Research data and industry data – commonalities & differences

Addressing key topics such as Data Management practices, DMPs & data auditing, Access & re-use practices, Impact evaluation & metrics – concepts from the business world that are becoming increasingly important for Open Science – especially for sustainability, decision making and funding.

Technical & social bridges / solutions to facilitate data management, sharing & re-use

Successful RDA cross-sector solutions: RDA Recommendations & Outputs - industry adoption success stories.

Bridging it all together & fostering data-driven innovation

Panel to discuss a selection of topics where research and industry meet and how these can be incorporated in the current or future agenda of the RDA WGs & IGs. 

Wrap-up & identify calls to action


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