13th International Digital Curation Conference, 19-22 February 2018, Barcelona

The 13th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) has “Beyond FAIR - from principles to practice to global join up” as its main theme. IDCC 2018 will address topics such as digital curation, preservation and research data management initiatives. Special focus is on exchanging practical experiences in sharing and curating data, organized in three specific themes: data, skills and services, and value. Call for papers are out now at http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/idcc2018/call-papers.

Digital Infrastructures for Research 2017, 30 Nov- 1 Dec 2017, Brussels

The Digital Infrastructures for Research 2017 (DI4R) conference will showcase policies, processes, best practices, data and services that can leverage existing initiatives to develop building blocks of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and European Data Infrastructure (EDI). Topics addressed include: (1) Interoperability, (2) Data science and skills, (3) Impact evaluation and metrics, (4) Security, trust and identity, (5) The EOSC & EDI building blocks, and (6) Business models, sustainability and policies.

Conference: Engaging Researchers in Good Data Management 15 November, Cambridge

Is it possible to achieve better management and universal sharing of the world’s data through mandates alone? Policy change and other top-down approaches are important, but many advocates are also driving change through engaging with researchers directly. This one-day conference featuring workshops, talks and demonstrations will address how advocates are finding increasing success in managing and providing greater access to research data.

Status report from NorDataNet

The plan was to release the search interface before summer vacation,  but unfortunately we ran out of time. The search interface has been tested and verified for public release. We will release this immediately after summer vacation and start populating the catalogue with records harvested from the partners. In this process we are also checking metadata harvest from other relevant catalogues. Please contact the project if you have catalogues that you would like to expose through Norwegian Scientific Data Network.

RDA seeking candidates for its annual TAB election

RDA is now seeking candidates for its annual TAB election, to be held in September 2017.  Terms are for three (3) years. We encourage participation from people in all stages of their careers. Nominations will be accepted until August 15, 2017.

See https://www.rd-alliance.org/call-nominations-rda-technical-advisory-boar... for details.

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