This special collection collects and gives visibility to research results and outcomes stemming from RDA activities. It includes papers describing the latest results of RDA working groups or interest groups that have recently produced an output, including recommendation and associated use cases that could highlight the added value of RDA work in the data related fields.
In March 2018, the first version of this document was developed as a result of an expert group meeting held in Pretoria. Resulting amendments were then incorporated into this version, which was launched at the Science Forum South Africa in December 2018.
International research data networks are critical for progress in many scientific domains and underpin efforts to promote Open Science. At the same time, many of these networks are fragile and the responsibilities for their support and performance are frequently distributed across a variety of different actors. This report explores the challenges and enablers for the effective functioning of international research data networks. It analyses the diversity and complexity of these networks, and issues such as governance and funding, in a selection of 32 cases.
Knowledge Exchange has published its new report called "'The Evolving Landscape of Federated Research Data Infrastructures”: this report is an overview and synthesis of the evolving landscape of Federated Research Data Infrastructures (FRDIs) in the six KE partner countries: Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Work was designed to find answers to questions such as ‘Which are the main drivers for federating RD infrastructures and services ? What are the expected benefits? What are the consequences for research and researchers? What challenges and issues arise when making a federated research data infrastructure function well?'