RDA

DMPRoadmap summer camp news

This summer we’ve made solid progress toward our DMPRoadmap MVP, done oodles of outreach for machine-actionable DMPs, and addressed some DMPTool and DMPonline-specific items. Keep reading for the high-level highlights and what to expect in the coming months:

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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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Education and Training for Research Data Handling at RDA Plenary 6, September 2015

Laura Molloy reports on progress at the RDA's interest group on education and skills for research data handling, which met at last week's plenary in Paris. 

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DCC talks at IDCC

There were lots of DCC presentations in the parallel sessions at IDCC today. To help you keep up with what’s new at DCC, here’s a quick summary.

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IDCC13 and the Research Data Alliance

Kevin Ashley reports on a workshop at IDCC13 intended to introduce the ideas behind the Research Data Alliance and give attendees the chance to explore ways of engaging with this emerging organisation. He also looks forward to its first plenary in Gothenberg and considers ways in which the DCC and Jisc might engage with the RDA.

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