Research data systems have matured greatly over the last decade - partly in response to the growing complexity, amount, and heterogeneity of research data. Innovations such as data harmonization, interoperability frameworks, and feature extraction tools are greatly improving the capabilities of research communities to access and manipulate data in computing systems.
The OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) has published its study on Open Science carried out as a part of the activities of the OECD’s Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy (TIP). Entitled ‘Making Open Science a Reality’ the study gives an overview of the progress made by OECD countries in making publicly funded research openly accessible. Individual country notes have also been made available to support the findings.
An overview of practical, free, online resources and tools that you can begin using today to incorporate research data management into your practice of librarianship. 23 Things: Libraries for Research Data was presented on August 17 at the International Federation of Library Associations' annual conference in Cape Town, South Africa, in a session that was jointly sponsored by the RDA.
The Research Data Alliance (RDA) rises to the challenge of changing global data practices by providing concrete solutions to address some of today’s many, many data challenges. Two years since its launch RDA has already published tangible outputs aiming to achieve seamless interoperability, trust, and ultimately to provide growth & employment opportunities by making data re-use less expensive.
After several months of discussion, consultation, drafting and re-drafting, The Hague Declaration on Knowledge Discovery in the Digital Age was officially launched in Brussels, at a special event held at the offices of Science Europe on 6 May 2015.The Declaration is openly accessible to all and accepting signatures from individuals and organisations who wish to support its principles.