Dear Members of the RDA-BG Node,
Please find below the RDA September's Newsletter and pay attention on the deadlines!
RDA Virtual Plenary 18 Draft Programme now Available
The RDA Virtual Plenary 18 (VP18) draft programme is now available, with a revised plenary date of 3-11 November 2021. Approximately sixty breakout meetings will be taking place, in addition to numerous networking, poster and panel sessions.
Early Bird Registration Ongoing for VP18
Attn: RDA US Plenary 18 Session Chairs – Registration Support Available
Applications are now being accepted by RDA US Group Chairs for registration support to attend the upcoming 18th RDA Plenary Meeting. The deadline for application submission is October 14, 2021. To check eligibility and apply, please submit the application by October 14.
RDA Information Sessions
For those members unfamiliar with RDA or for those that would like to learn a bit more detail about certain areas of the organisation, three brief information sessions will be held in the coming months leading up to VP18. Mark your calendars and register to attend one (or all) if your schedule permits.
- Understanding and Engaging with RDA Groups (previously recorded)
- What to Expect when Attending an RDA Plenary (previously recorded)
28 Sep 2021
- Navigating All Things RDA - Website, Plenaries and more
26 Oct 2021
16:00 to 16:30 UTC
Open Positions within RDA European Office, RDA Association AISBL: Director and Project Manager
In April 2020, a European legal entity (Research Data Alliance (RDA) Association AISBL) was established to support the coordination and growth of the European RDA community, currently over 6,000 members. These new positions offer the selected candidates an opportunity to continue the growth of the organization and ensure the value of European members in a global alliance.
- Recommendations & Outputs:
F11/COPE Data Publishing Ethics WG Outputs
RDA is proud to share the first outputs from the joint FORCE11 and Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) Research Data Publishing Ethics WG. These recommendations and considerations were crafted through the community to serve as resources for repositories, publishers, researchers, agencies, research integrity officers, libraries, and other stakeholders that may be involved in the handling of research integrity cases that arise during the publication of research data. As this work heavily overlaps with the broad RDA community stakeholders and priorities, we are happy to help spread the word on the availability of these resources and best practices. For information and background on the WG, check out this blog. Or to access the resources directly, the recommendations are published here.
RDA COVID-19 Recommendations and Guidelines on Data Sharing
Released last year, these Recommendations are more relevant than ever to the data community. Authored by hundreds of researchers and data experts, please review and share these important and extensive guidelines related to data sharing of COVID19 information.
Webinar: Supporting Interdisciplinary Sample Data Discovery, Integration, And Reuse
Date: 07 Oct 2021
Time: 20:00 to 21:00 UTC
The joint ESIP/RDA Physical Samples webinar in October will explore current and planned approaches to support interdisciplinary sample data discovery, integration, and reuse from the perspectives of experts in geoscience, genomics, and biodiversity sample data. Read more.
The Current State and Future Potential of Australian Research Platforms
Date: 11 October 2021
Time: 2:10 pm - 3:40 pm AEST
1st FDO Community Interaction Meeting
Date: 14 October 2021
Time: 12:30 - 15:45 UTC
Webinar: How to Get Attention for Research Project Outputs
Date: 21 Oct 2021
Time: 15:00 to 16:00 UTC
The RDA Working and Interest Groups commit a great deal of time and expertise to developing recommendations that can significantly impact research data practices, policies, and systems. This webinar will offer strategies for getting that work and outputs into the right hands and promoting engagement. This webinar is designed for the Chairs and Members of the RDA Working and Interest Groups, but anyone interested in this topic is invited and welcome to attend.
Virtual SciDataCon 2021; Programme Now Available; Registration Open
Date: 18 October - 28 October 2021
The 20th International Semantic Web Conference
Date: 24-28 October 2021
FORCE2021; Call for Proposals now Open
Date: December 7-9, 2021
- Group updates:
FAIR4RS WG - Formation of New Subgroups
The FAIR4RS WG is now forming three new subgroups to address WG milestones on the adoption of the FAIR4RS principles. These subgroups will function from September - December 2021 to address the following aims:
- Subgroup 5: Adoption Guidelines - identify, create and review existing resources that facilitate the adoption of FAIR4RS principles
- Subgroup 6: Adoption Support - identify and start to work with early adopters of the FAIR4RS principles
- Subgroup 7: Governance - clarify the governance structure of the FAIR4RS principles to the community from the release onward
More information on each subgroup, including details on how to join each subgroup, is contained in the subgroups links above. This includes contact details for the leads of each subgroup if you have questions.
A webinar to introduce the subgroups was held this past month. View the recording.
RDA/IGAD WG Update
The webinar recording for RDA/IGAD’s Coffee Break initiative, "Supporting Open Data in Agriculture with F1000Research", held on 8 September (today), is now available to view!
TAB Member Spotlight
In this issue of our newsletter, we are profiling the following TAB co-chairs:
- Frankie Stevens, eResearch Services
- Sa-kwang Song, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information
EOSC Accepting Proposals for 1st RDA Open Call
This call is seeking applications from individuals or organisations around the concept of improving existing technical data frameworks while at the same time leveraging on existing RDA recommendations and outputs. Successful proposals will focus on maintaining, optimising and documenting existing frameworks with particular reference to RDA’s Outputs and Recommendations. The deadline to submit is 29 October. Learn more.
Leading Australia To Data-Driven Research Impact
The Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) has published a new impact booklet, Leading Australia to Data-Driven Research Impact, which showcases the breadth and depth of the services and collaborations that the ARDC provides the research community and sets out its vision for the future. The booklet features the work the ARDC is doing as part of its mission to accelerate research and innovation by driving excellence in the creation, analysis and retention of high-quality data assets that lead to economic, social, economic and environmental benefits locally and internationally. Digital research infrastructure must enable Australia's researchers to collaborate to solve the big challenges facing society. View the booklet here.
RDA 19th Plenary Meeting, Part of International Data Week, 20–23 June 2022, Seoul, South Korea
The founding organisations, the International Science Council’s Committee on Data (CODATA) and World Data System (WDS), the Research Data Alliance (RDA) and the local hosts announce that the main conference of International Data Week 2021 will be postponed to 20-23 June 2022. Associated events will take place from 18-26 June 2022. The conference will be a hybrid format with both in-person and virtual participation.
SAVE THE DATE: International Data Week 2023: A Festival of Data, 23–26 October 2023, Salzburg, Austria
The International Science Council’s Committee on Data (CODATA) and World Data System (WDS), and RDA have announced International Data Week 2023: A Festival of Data, taking place on 23–26 October 2023 in Salzburg, Austria. Learn more.