Invitation to NASA Europa Challenge 2017

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On behalf of "GeoForAll", we would like to welcome strong global participation for the fifth edition of the NASA  Europa challenge 2017. The aim of this challenge is to inspire ideas for building great applications that serves the INSPIRE Directive and uses NASA's open source virtual globe technology World Wind. Details at

Setting priorities for global research data sharing at the 9th RDA Plenary Meeting

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What should be the research data sharing priorities? Have your say!

Is there a topic that you feel should be a priority for the global research data sharing agenda? Make sure you submit an application for a “Birds of a Feather” at the upcoming RDA Plenary 9 meeting. BoF sessions explore emerging data sharing topics and new potential working or interest group themes. This is the first step for putting your data challenge on the global research data sharing agenda.

SciDataCon 2016 presentations available online

Most of the presentations given at SciDataCon 2016 which took place in September in Denver, Colorado are now available from the conference website alongside the accepted abstract for the paper.  Each session and the abstracts and papers that comprised it are best accessed from the programme page

VocBench 3 day: meet VB3 developers and other users and contribute with your precious feedback!

VocBench 3 day, 22nd November 2016, UniversitätsBibliothek of Göttingen, Germany, co-located with the 10th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR 2016)

Funded by the ISA2 program of the EU, VocBench 3 (aka VB3) is an effort to develop a platform for collaborative editing of OWL ontologies, SKOS and SKOSXL thesauri, and other datasets based on information models of the RDF family, with particular emphasis on collaboration and multilingualism.