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All the fun of the FAIR: FAIR WG inaugural meeting held

Thursday, 4 July was the inaugural meeting of the EOSC FAIR Working Group. The Group is chaired by the DCC's Associate Director Sarah Jones. It has 26 members representing 20 different Member States and Associated Countries and a remit which covers FAIR practice, a Persistent Identifier policy, defining an EOSC Interoperability Framework, metrics for FAIR data, and service certification. 

Read more about the work in this blog.

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What did you say there Skippy? Learning from our Aussie neighbours

From mid-July to mid-September, the DCC’s Sarah Jones will be working remotely on placement with the Australian Research Data CommonsSarah will be in Australia on behalf of the EOSC Executive Board to attend the ARDC Skills Summit and meet with relevant data stakeholders to explore what lessons can be learned from their work to inform European initiatives. She’ll be based primarily at the ARDC offices in Melbourne, but will also visit Brisbane and Sydney and meet with CSIRO, various universities and some partners in recent ARDC Data and Services Discovery projects.

Read more about the trip in the news item.

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FAIRsFAIR: THE FAIR data hub addressing the data culture change in Europe

On 14th March 2019, the DCC team were in Amsterdam to participate in the launch of the H2020 funded FAIRsFAIR initiative which we'll be partnering on for the next three years. FAIRsFAIR aims to to  contribute towards the culture change needed to increase the production and use of data that are findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) in the European Open Science Cloud.

 

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RDMF revisited - unconference style

It’s been a while (16 months in fact!) since the DCC held an RDMF, and we’ve had a few requests from the community to provide a space for discussing challenges and sharing lessons on providing research data support. Hot on the heels of a trial at IDCC in Melbourne, we’re going to bring back the RDMF in an unconference format.

Puit 9th April in Manchester in your calendar now. Registration will open later in the week.

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Analysis of Open Data and Open Science Policies in Europe

The DCC is delighted to announce the release of the second of two policy-related outputs emerging from our collaboration with SPARC Europe. We have been working together in Autumn 2016, with SPARC Europe supporting the creation of a number of publications and resources to help its members engage fruitfully with the Open movement. 

 

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SPARC Europe and Open Data resources

The DCC is delighted to announce the first two outputs from our collaboration with SPARC Europe. We began working together in Autumn 2016, with SPARC Europe commissioning a number of publications and resources to support its members with the open data movement. 
 

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The DCC and its services

The DCC has undergone continuous change since it was established as a consortium in 2004 jointly funded by JISC and the UK E-Science programme. Periodically it’s important for us to clarify what these changes are and what implications they do – or don’t – have for the services you expect from us. The full article sums up these changes from the past year.

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RDA in the UK: what role do you see?

This week saw the first RDA UK workshop hosted by Jisc in Birmingham. The Research Data Alliance is a community-driven organisation aiming to build the social and technical infrastructure to enable open sharing of data. Members come together through self-formed Interest and Working Groups to discuss shared issues and develop recommendations and outputs to address these. In addition to individual members, the RDA has over 44 organisational members, like the DCC, STFC, LIBER and Wiley, who are seen as critical to supporting the adoption of outputs. The DCC ran a workshop at IDCC13 to spread the word about the RDA and to encourage comment on the initial proposals for working groups. Our blog post from that event explains more about the function of the groups and how they are established. Experience has led to some aspects of the process being adjusted.

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CODATA-RDA School of Research Data Science

Applications are now open for the CODATA-RDA School of Research Data Science

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Software Management Plan Service prototype live

Guest blog post by Mike Jackson, Software Architect at the Software Sustainability Institute. Reposted from the SSI blog.  

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