The RDA Europe Industry Advisory Board (RDA IAB), conducted a series of interviews with private sector representatives. The interviews focused in four areas: the role of data in the companies’ activity, the recurring problems that the companies encounter in this scenario, the initiatives to solve these recurring problems, and the opportunities for academia and industry to collaborate in their mutual benefit. The conclusions of this survey are reported and explained.
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.