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Taking care of the Long Tail of Data: I-IRG report
20 Nov 2016

Taking care of the Long Tail of Data: I-IRG report

Data driven science is seen as the fourth paradigm of scientific research after experimental science, theoretical science and computational science.  

While great focus is given to Big Data (comprising structured as well as unstructured data with a tendency to be homogeneous and standardized), at the opposite side of the spectrum Long Tail Data - characterized as heterogeneous, relatively small data, often with unique standards and not regulated - has received so far less attention and poses its challenges.

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​​​​​​​E-Infrastructures: Making Europe the best place for research and Innovation - Booklet published
28 Jun 2016

​​​​​​​E-Infrastructures: Making Europe the best place for research and Innovation - Booklet published

The European Commission adopted on 19 April 2016 the communication “European Cloud Initiative – Building a competitive data and knowledge economy in Europe” that sets out a strategy to strengthen Europe’s position in data-driven innovation, improve its cohesion and help create a Digital Single Market in Europe. This is a fundamental step towards the reinforcement of the EU’s competitiveness in digital technologies and in innovation.

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"Key components of data publishing: using current best practices to develop a reference model for data publishing" - an RDA-WDS Data Publishing Workflows WG article gets published
21 Jun 2016

"Key components of data publishing: using current best practices to develop a reference model for data publishing" - an RDA-WDS Data Publishing Workflows WG article gets published

The RDA-WDS Data Publishing Workflows Working Group  set out to study the current data-publishing workflow landscape across disciplines and institutions. A diverse set of workflows were examined to identify common components and standard practices, including basic self-publishing services, institutional data repositories, long-term projects, curated data repositories, and joint data journal and repository arrangements.

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