RDA's 14th Plenary: Highlights and Reminders
- The Plenary Pathways are the result of a joint effort between the Technical Advisory Board (TAB) and the Organisational Assembly to provide attendees a guide through the rich diversity of topics that the plenary presents within the breakout sessions. As such, they are meant to enhance the plenary experience rather than constrain, to highlight convergences, and to propose divergences you may not have considered. Read more.
- Unconference, Newcomers and Adoption Sessions – We are planning on taking these events to the next level for Plenary 14, by bringing interactivity and collaboration to the agenda. Be sure to add these sessions to your P14 calendar.
- Poster Competition - Be prepared to cast your vote for your top five favorite posters during the P14 Poster Session. An online voting form will be shared with all attendees at the start of the meeting.
- Accommodations - Be sure to book your overnight accommodations soon. A peak in demand may cause prices to increase significantly in the coming weeks. Read more.
- Registration - The current registration rate is €533. On-site registration will be available but at a higher rate of €620. Register here.
Look for more information on social media and in your emails regarding the meeting.
Let’s Talk about RDA Data Solutions for Research Domains: Join the Adoption and Outputs Session at P14
Join the Adoption and Outputs session at the 14th RDA Plenary on 25 October 2019 starting at 14:00. This session aims to give visibility to disciplinary approaches supported by RDA while providing a great way to network and speak to the discipline drivers: discipline-focused Working and Interest Groups, adopters and promoters of the RDA Recommendations and Outputs, and domain-specific Ambassadors.
The RDA community is the proud producer of solutions to research data sharing challenges. Whether your challenge is social or technical, you can freely use the Recommendations and Outputs produced. To date, the RDA community has developed 32 outputs for which over 100 cases of adoption have been documented. The Plenary 14 Adoption and Outputs session will present this rich palette of solutions in a domain clustered overview and interactive setting.
What to expect?
Six research domain inspired networking areas will be set up in the main Plenary meeting room where Working and Interest Group co-chairs, adopters, and domain ambassadors will tell you all about how RDA Recommendations and Outputs advance data access and re-use sharing in their related research domains. All participants are encouraged to visit the different areas, talk to the groups, learn about what they are doing, and share their own experiences and challenges.
Which areas are we talking about?
- Social Sciences and Humanities
- Sustainable Development Goals
We are also calling all RDA members with an interest in these specific areas to visit the networking areas, and actively participate in the session. Please email email@example.com if you want to highlight your outputs, recommendations, or adoption use-cases and inspire further uptake in your research domain.
2019 Technical Advisory Board Election: Meet the Candidates!
RDA is pleased to announce the candidates nominated for the 2019 TAB election. For this election, five members will be added to TAB. Online voting will open on 23 October 2019 at Plenary 14 in Helsinki, Finland, and will remain open for two weeks through 6 November 2019. View the list of our 2019 candidates.
Adoption Stories: Core Trust Seal
The Core Trust Seal Data Repositories’ requirements catalogue and procedures reflects the core characteristics of trustworthy data repositories, and is the culmination of a cooperative effort between the Data Seal of Approval and the World Data System of the International Science Council under the umbrella of the RDA to harmonize their data repository certifications. The RDA Secretariat has collected a global set of 5 adoption stories to inspire its further uptake by sharing a wide variety of challenges faced, implementation processes and lessons learned.
- Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) – Netherlands
- Strasbourg astronomical Data Centre CDS (Centre de Données astronomique de Strasbourg) – France
- Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIRO) Data Access Portal (DAP) – Australia
- Australian Data Archive (ADA) – Australia
- Chinese Astronomical Data Centre– China