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Chalmers e-commons support researchers, research groups and other research infrastructures at Chalmers in all aspects of research data and computing; from data collection, analysis, and large-scale computing calculations of data, to storage, sharing and publishing data. Read more

Swedish National Data Service (SND) has a primary function to support the accessibility, preservation, and reuse of research data and related materials. Together with a network of around 40 universities and public research institutes, we form a national infrastructure for open access to research data. The goal is to make access to research data as "open as possible, as closed as necessary." SND is run by a consortium of universities. Read more

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We are excited to announce a new sponsor for RDA's 20th Plenary Meeting, Elsevier. The sponsor is organising a number of events that may be of interest to the Community:

'RDM, from Strategy to Impact: What you need is an infrastructure (people & technology) and a mind shift.'

3 discussions on 9, 16, 23 March 2023 at 13:00 UTC 

Increasingly, research data sharing is required by funders, publishers and government strategic agendas. In response, institutions are ramping up their research data management (RDM) efforts, but there are a lot of questions to address before getting started and during implementation. And for those organizations who have already invested time and resources into an RDM—how can it better meet the institution’s needs? Glean insights from practitioners and experts who planned, customized and implemented their institutional RDMs…with success. All seminars are offered at 13:00 UTC, conducted in English and have a duration of 50 minutes. Attending the webinars is free of charge.

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Upcoming Birds of a Feather Session:
"Introducing Innovative Indicators to Track Sweden's Open Research Data Objective: How to measure progress? Defining indicators to track Open Research Data across Swedish Universities" 

22 March 2023 at 08:00-09:30 UTC, part of RDA Plenary 20 in Gothenburg, Sweden

Sweden has set an ambitious objective to make all their research data open by 2026. In order to achieve this, there needs to be individual and institutional behavior changes and a framework to track these changes and progress. The Swedish National Data Service, together with Stockholm University, Karolinska Institutet, Gothenburg University, and Elsevier have started initial discussions to identify the right indicators to track progress. In this workshop we will present the early results from the pilot project, including a framework of indicators that can be used to track progress. The pilot indicator data have been extracted from open metadata sources as well as from Elsevier's publication indexing. We will also demonstrate how these indicators can be used to identify gaps and challenges in the current data sharing practices. In addition, practical insights arising from the project will be discussed, as well as opportunities and challenges that this effort presents. Participants will have the opportunity to join the discussion and share their own experiences with similar initiatives.

Speakers: Max Petzold, Head of School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Director Swedish National Data Service; Merlijn de Smit, Data Steward, Stockholm University

RDA and EOSC Future are pleased to collaborate on a half-day satellite event ''Building blocks of Global Research Commons: Europe and beyond” in conjunction with the RDA 20th Plenary Meeting on 20 March 2023, 11:00-16:15 UTC, Gothenburg, SwedenThe event is jointly organised by RDA and the EOSC Future project. The event is jointly organised by RDA and the EOSC Future project. 

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EOSC Future is an EU-funded H2020 project that is implementing the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). EOSC will give European researchers access to a wide web of FAIR data and related services. With researchers and other project stakeholders as co-designers, EOSC Future will establish a trusted platform for open science and FAIR data, resources and services in all scientific disciplines. The EOSC platform will also seamlessly integrate existing data and services from science communities, research infrastructures and e-infrastructures. Via a single sign-on system, European researchers will thus have access to interoperable resources and support to manage the full lifecycle of their data. Read more

The RDA 20th Plenary meeting is delighted to be welcomed by the city of Gothenburg. A friendly city on the west coast of Sweden, home to a vibrant cultural scene, world-class restaurants, sustainable living and a fascinating history – all within walking distance. Adventure is never far away, with wide open spaces and magical archipelago islands waiting to be explored. Situated on Sweden’s scenic west coast, Gothenburg exudes an open, entrepreneurial spirit with a sustainability ethos that runs through the city’s sights and attractions. Founded in 1621 by King Gustav II Adolf, Sweden’s second city soon established itself as a commercial fishing and shipbuilding hub, and later as a leader in transport innovation. Gothenburg is the birthplace of Volvo Cars and home to the Volvo Museum where you can explore a unique collection of heritage vehicles. The city continues to be fiercely proud of its fishing heritage and there’s no better place to enjoy high-quality, locally sourced seafood. Read more

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Accelerating world-class #research and making it simple for researchers to host, store, and analyze their data on the #cloud. They offer products, capabilities, and resources purpose-built for research to simplify the research process and accelerate discovery to address humanity’s most urgent needs. Read more


The Australian Research Data Commons is a limited company, formed on 1 July 2018 by combining the Australian National Data Service, Nectar and Research Data Services. Its purpose is to enable Australian researchers and industry access to nationally significant eInfrastructure, skills platforms, and data collections. At the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC), they’re accelerating Australian research and innovation by driving excellence in the creation, analysis and retention of high-quality data assets. They partner with the research community and industry to build leading-edge digital research infrastructure to provide Australian researchers with competitive advantage through data. Read more