Monthly round-up: November 2020
As we begin building the 4TU.ResearchData community, we’re excited to circulate our first monthly newsletter to share some of the latest news, opportunities and events…
- Meet our new Community Manager
Connie Clare joined 4TU.ResearchData on October 1st. Her primary focus is to engage with researchers, and bring discipline-specific communities of interest together to stimulate the creation of FAIR data.
Connie would like to get to know you!
Feel free to reach out to her via email, Twitter or LinkedIn.
- Creating online connections
We’re in the process of creating a new online community platform to provide an interactive ‘space’ for networking and community building. If you’d like to get involved in developing this project, please contact us… We welcome your ideas!
- Join the team!
NEW VACANCY at 4TU.ResearchData for a ‘Developer of Open Science Data Infrastructures’. If you’re passionate about open source and developing infrastructures to help researchers share their results then this position is for you… Apply now!
From the blog!..
‘Leon’s Swan Song’
Last month, we said “farewell” to TU/e Data Librarian, Leon Osinski, as he begins his retirement. In this article, we celebrate Leon’s career success and long service as a founder member of 4TU.ResearchData. We wish Leon a happy retirement of rowing with friends.
Leon’s role will be taken over by TU/e Data Steward, Sil van Lieshout – Welcome Sil!
A November to remember… Our highlights of the month!
- Data Horror Stories and the Data Horror Escape Room
Provided by VU Amsterdam, Leiden University and Eindhoven University of Technology.
- LCRDM Networking Event on ‘Adoption and Implementation.’
Read about all LCRDM task groups.
- RDA 16th Plenary meeting about ‘Knowledge Ecology’
- Delivering RDM Services workshop – A collaborative workshop organised by Géant and others… ~
Read the ‘Reflections on Delivering RDM Services Workshop 2020: The missing elephant’ by Rory Macneil (RSpace)
- Better Research through Better Data Roundtable ‘Shaping the future of FAIR’
(An interactive virtual event made even more social thanks to High Fidelity.)
- RDNL Dutch Data Prize Session ‘Together we share’… Congratulations to all winners!
Special mention to Nadia Bloemendaal for her STORM datasets which are publicly available on 4TU.ResearchData! And, a ‘shout out’ to Jan van Heul, Eric Rumondor and the technical team at 4TU.ResearchData for providing researchers with essential support and assistance.
Dates for your diary…
For upcoming events check out the Open Research Calendar!
- ‘The importance of data pre-processing’ on November 26th.
This session will explore how data pre-processing influences the outcome of a statistical test. This is part of a series leading up to the Netherlands National Open Science Festival on February 11th, 2021 (Register for the festival).
- ‘International FAIR Convergence Symposium 2020’ from November 27th – December 4th.
Hosted by CODATA and GO FAIR.
- ‘Openness and Commercialisation: How the two can go together’ on December 3rd & 4th.
Hosted by CESAER in collaboration with others. Register now.
- ‘University approaches to Citizen Science in the transition to Open Science’ on December 9th & 10th.
Join EUA and OpenAIRE to discuss institutional opportunities and challenges for an inclusive research environment.
- ‘Swiss Open Research Data Hackathon’ from 18th – 20th January 2021.
Hosted by SWITCH and FORS to strengthen and build community around open research data. Deadline for idea submissions: November 30th.
- IEEE Computer Society: Call for paper submissions for a Special Issue on Collaborative Aspects of Open Data in Software Engineering due May 7th 2021.
Do you know someone who has made efforts to promote open science amongst their local research community? The call the ‘Open Initiatives Trophy’ is open! Nominate your ‘unsung hero of Open Science’ now using this form.
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