The JISC Managing Research Data programme is organising a one day symposium on The Now and Future of Data Publishing. This event will take place on the 22nd of May 2013 at St. Anne's College, Oxford, UK. There are a growing number of initiatives around data publication and these respond in part to changing research practices but also to changing policies and advocacy of more open research.
Academic research practice and culture is changing and is still in the process of being transformed, but to a large degree the system of academic recognition has not yet adapted to the practices and possibilities of digital research. This applies especially to research data, which is increasingly produced, managed, published and archived, but still does not play a role in practices of research assessment.
The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is an organisation that aims to accelerate and facilitate research data sharing and exhcange. The RDA will carry out it's work via several working groups. Membership of these groups and participation at the biannual plenary meetings is open to all.
The RDA will be launched by sponsers from the European Commission, the US government and the Australian government at it's first plenary meeting from the 18th -20th of March 2013 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
SIM4RDM partners have recently completed a multi-stakeholder survey of research data management practices and are currently developing a funding and evaluation framework for designing, running and evaluating funding programmes to improve research data management skills and support.
A workshop was organised in Dublin on the 31st of January 2013 to showcase and gather feedback on these outputs and to explore opportunities for European and international collaboration.
The IDCC will take place on the 14-16 January 2013 in Amsterdam City Centre. This event brings together representatves from those communities who create and manage data and information and is relevant to those working as curators, those training future curators or those depending on curators for their work.
Digital curators maintain, preserve, and add value to digital information throughout its life, reducing threats to its long-term value, mitigating the risk of digital obsolescence, and enhancing the potential for reuse for all purposes.
The EUDAT project aims to address the challenges of data management and to ensure a coherent approach to research data access and preservation across the European e-Infrastructure ecosystem that is currently taking shape. The first EUDAT conference will take place from the 22-24 of October in Barcelona. The event will bring together data infrastructure providers and practitioners from across the globe to discuss current data infrastructure, challenges and solutions, with a focus on interoperability, cross-disciplinarity and cross-border collaboration.
This unique event will bring together a week of participatory sessions, keynote lectures, workshops, hackathons and satellite events in Helsinki, Finland from September 17th to 22nd. The theme for the week long festival is Open Knowledge in action and it will examine the value that can be generated by opening up knowledge, the ecosystems of organisations that can benefit from such sharing and the impacts transparency can have in our societies. Further information can be found here
The second face to face meeting of the SIM4RDM project group took place in Utrecht, the Netherlands on the 8th and 9th of May 2012. Presentations made at the meeting are available below.
As part of SIM4DM's work in analyzing the existing funding programmes and interventions being used across member states and internationally in the area of research data management SURF developed an on-line questionnaire for each partner to distribute to relevant stakeholders in their country. The goal of this two-day workshop was to evaluate the findings of the questionnaire and to analyse opportunities, similarities and the extent of work already in place.
Presentations from the workshop are now available