This newsletter is fully dedicated to RDA Webinar programme. October features a webinar for those who missed RDA Plenary in Denver during the International Data Week, from 11-17 September 2016, and another one dedicated to meta-data aggregation aspects in a hands-on webinar. In November there will be the webinar-interview by Irina Kupiainen with Julia Reda, the Member of the European Parliament who was the rapporteur for the review of the 2001 copyright directive.
RDA Europe August Newsletter is out, featuring an article about the “E-Infrastructures: Making Europe the Best Place for Research and Innovation” booklet published by the European Commission eInfrastructure Unit at DG CNECT. Also in this issue: all you need to know about RDA P8; PID workshop in Munich; forthcoming RDA events
RDA Europe has just launched the second Call for Collaboration Projects to support communities that want to test or adopt RDA outputs. RDA Collaboration Projects should be short and focused activities with concrete results to be produced within a 6 month time frame. Collaboration Projects will receive a 15 000 € grant for carrying out these activities. The deadline for submitting your applications is 30 September, 2016.
This month the European research community saw the release of two important documents: the ESFRI Strategy Report on Research Infrastructures - Roadmap 2016 and the EC Communication about the European Cloud Initiative "Building a competitive data and knowledge economy in Europe". The April newsletter opening featured piece is dedicated to them.
RDA is pleased to invite you to the High level European policy meeting on funding research data to support open innovation, organized on 6th April 2016 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to which this newsletter is dedicated.
In order to push forward the discussion about these main challenges, RDA is organizing this high level policy meeting on 6th April in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Current and potential funders and other experts in data creation, curation and re-use, are invited to discuss and address issues regarding how research data in general and the RDA activities in particular are and should be funded in the future to ensure a convergent and coherent approach.