CODATA RDA Summer School of Research Data Science 2017

Date: Sep 11, 2017

The school of research data science provides and introduction to core data skills that are now needed by all researchers.

The curriculum provides early career researchers with the key data skills which will enable them to be more effective and efficient in their work, to analyse the data that is available and to take advantage of the emerging culture of Open Science.

The foundational school and advanced workshop will take place again in at ICTP, Trieste in August 2018.  We envisage this initiative continuing for a number of years to come.  Our medium to long term ambition is to establish a network of schools and to take the curriculum and approach to a number of partner institutions and countries, particularly in the global south.

The next edition of the foundational school will be run at the ICTP Centre in São Paulo, Brazil, on 4-15 December 2017.  Deadline for applications is 22 September

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Call for Project Presentations: Open Science Conference 2018 (March 13-14, 2018 in Berlin, Germany)

Date: Sep 11, 2017

The Open Science Conference 2018 is the 5th international conference organized by the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0. It is dedicated to the Open Science movement and provides a unique forum for researchers, librarians, practitioners, infrastructure provider, policy makers, and other important stakeholders to discuss and exchange their ideas and experiences.
The Open Science movement focusses on research data management in general and since most recently on FAIR data principles, i.e. findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable research data. Within this context the thematic focus of this year’s conference will be on FAIR principles of research data and supporting research data infrastructures. Invited as well as carefully selected talks, hands-on reports and panel discussions will cover both the view of research data infrastructures and the view of the scientific communities. 
Within this context, this call invites providers and users of research data infrastructures, librarians, and scientists to submit project descriptions covering topics including (but not limited to):
  • Innovations and experiences with open research data infrastructures and repositories. 
  • Innovative tools and methods for managing, storing, and sharing of research data.
  • Best practices and case studies dealing with FAIR research data principles and secondary data use.
  • Contributions on current data initiatives such as, for example, the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), the German National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) and others.
  • Experiences and empirical studies on the use of open research data by the academic community and on the requirements of the individual researchers.
Please submit your English abstract which describes the main idea and the practical relevance, its innovative impact, the pursued strategy for sustainability and openness. The abstracts may not be longer than 500 words. 
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the members of the programme committee and a review board based on the criteria practical and innovative relevance, sustainability, and openness. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to present a poster and a lightning talk at the conference. The abstract, the poster and the lightning talk must be submitted and presented in English.
To also contribute to the open science movement, the programme committee will publish the scientific justification for acceptance on the conference website. All accepted posters (including the abstract) will be displayed on the conference website in advance. Additionally, the posters will be listed in the conference brochure.
Please send your submission as PDF document via EasyChair (requires free EasyChair account):
Important dates
  • Abstract submission deadline: September 29, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance / rejection: November 13, 2017
  • Final abstract and poster submission: February, 05, 2018
  • Conference dates: Berlin (Germany), March 13–14, 2018
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Programme Committee

Thomas Köhler, Technical University Dresden
Stephanie Linek, Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW)
Peter Mutschke, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Marc Rittberger, German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF)
Klaus Tochtermann, Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW)
Andreas Witt, Institute for the German Language (IDS)

Register Now: Webinar Series on Data Science Undergraduate Education

Date: Sep 8, 2017


Webinar Series: Data Science Undergraduate Education

Join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for a webinar series on undergraduate data science education. Webinars will take place on Tuesdays from 3-4pm ET starting on September 12 and ending on November 14. See below for the list of dates and themes for each webinar.

This webinar series is part of an input-gathering initiative for a National Academies study on Envisioning the Data Science Discipline: The Undergraduate Perspective. Learn more about the study, read the interim report, and share your thoughts with the committee on the study webpage at

Webinar speakers will be posted as they are confirmed on the webinar series website.

Register Now

Webinar Dates and Topics

    •    9/12/17 - Building Data Acumen
    •    9/19/17 - Incorporating Real-World Applications
    •    9/26/17 - Faculty Training and Curriculum Development
    •    10/3/17 - Communication Skills and Teamwork
    •    10/10/17 - Inter-Departmental Collaboration and Institutional Organization
    •    10/17/17 - Ethics
    •    10/24/17 - Assessment and Evaluation for Data Science Programs
    •    11/7/17 - Diversity, Inclusion, and Increasing Participation
    •    11/14/17 - Two-Year Colleges and Institutional Partnerships

All webinars take place from 3-4pm ET. You will have the option to register for the entire webinar series or for individual webinars.

SAVE THE DATE: WORKSHOP - "Managing Digital Research Objects in an Expanding Science Ecosystem"

Date: Aug 30, 2017

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
National Library of Medicine
Bethesda, MD

This special one-day workshop for data and information professionals is focused on characterizing and managing digital representations of research objects (DRO) including publications, data sets, software, audio, video, and specimens in a dynamic digital science ecosystem.  This workshop will explore how the challenges of characterizing DROs at scale (in volume and over time) are being met now or might be met in future cyberinfrastructure designs.

The Workshop will provide a venue for attendees to network with their peers and hear from leading experts.

Co-sponsored by

National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS),
Research Data Alliance/US (RDA/US)and the
National Academies Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI)

Hosted by

National Library of Medicine 

Contact Information:

Heather M. Parrish
Email: ​
Phone: 865-298-1245


Nancy Blair-DeLeon               NFAIS 
Phone: 443-221-2980, ext. 102

Lynn Yarmey         RDA/US
Phone: 858-722-0127

Ester Sztein
Phone: 202-334-3049 

Humans of Data

Date: Aug 24, 2017

“Brené Brown, the social scientist, said that stories are data with a soul.  I think about that a lot in the work I do.  I’m passionate about it.  When I meet the most engaging researchers, they’re good storytellers. Data are ways to connect with stories – data are the underlying content that researchers are sharing through their stories. I’m keen on preserving those stories, sharing those stories, now and in the future.

See more Humans of Data at

Save the Date: Board on Research Data and Information Symposium

Date: Aug 24, 2017

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI) is pleased to invite you to attend a public symposium.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418


Space is limited, please register in advance by October 20, 2017
Visit the webpage for more information on this symposium. A draft agenda will be available in the coming weeks.

The symposium will focus on international coordination for science data testbeds. A number of evolving projects around the globe are looking to exploit data to its fullest potential. The GO FAIR Initiative originated in Europe and has international intentions.  It will focus on involving all networked initiatives, research disciplines, and interested States to make research data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR). Several similar projects have been initiated in the United States. For example, the National Institute of Standards and Technology is participating in the National Data Service project, and the National Institutes of Health has proposed a Data Commons for biomedical research data. Another proposed joint effort, Cross-Continental Collection Access & Management Pilot (C2CAMP), will work across the Atlantic has similar goals for scientific data management.  A Program for the Symposium is forthcoming. 

We hope you will join us for this exciting event! If you have any questions, please contact Christine Liu at

Save the date – 15 November 2017: Engaging Researchers in Good Data Management

Date: Aug 22, 2017

A one-day conference sharing fresh ideas and good practices for creating and promoting effective RDM practices
St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, UK
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.
The University of Cambridge together with SPARC Europe and Jisc invite you to join us to:
  • Hear success stories from programmes including Cambridge’s Data Champions, TU Delft’s Data Stewardship, and the University of Lancaster’s Data Conversations
  • Discuss with researchers and librarians how many are encouraging others to make data more open.
  • Explore common data management-related challenges faced across the globe
  • Find new opportunities to build a stronger community that includes researchers at all levels, across all disciplines to help manage and share research data more effectively.
We intend to bring together those working to support and engage researchers with open research and Research Data Management (RDM), including librarians, scholarly communication specialists and researchers from both the sciences and humanities.
If you are responsible for a researcher engagement programme, are actively involved and passionate about RDM, or if you are looking to improve RDM practices by working together with researchers, you will want to attend.
Registration will open soon with an early bird discount!

Paper submission

As well as featuring talks, focus groups and a panel discussion, the event will feature a series of community input talks in the form of lightning talks. We are seeking researchers who have exciting and innovative stories to share about good RDM practices, collaborations and methods of engaging colleagues, or even stories about barriers that had to be overcome and methods for doing this.
If you know researchers who might be interested in speaking about their experience with Research Data Management and sharing, please encourage them to submit an abstract of their talk here:

Deadline for submissions

Sunday 17 September 2017 

Professor Vladimir Mau to give Keynote at CODATA 2017

Date: Aug 11, 2017

The organisers and programme committee are very pleased to announce that Professor Vladimir Mau, Rector of RANEPA will give a keynote presentation at the CODATA 2017 International Conference ‘Global Challenges and Data-Driven Science’, 8-13 October, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

Vladimir Mau

Rector of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).

Professor Mau is an expert in the field of economic theory, the history of economic thought, and national economy. He is the author of about 30 books and textbooks published in Russia and the UK as well as more than 700 other published works in several languages. Professor Mau’s research focuses on economic history and the history of economic thought in Russia and the USSR; the theory and history of economic policy, political economy of economic transformation, the evolution of the economic system of the USSR; and the experience of economic reforms, constitutional economics. Vladimir Mau is the editor-in-chief of the scholarly journal Economic Policy; he is chairman of the Editorial Board for the journal Logos; as well as member of the editorial board for various academic publications.

Professor Mau is also a member of the presidium of Russian Presidential Economic Council, member of the Presidential Commission for Civil Service and Management Personnel Pool, chairman of the Expert Council under the Government Commission on Economic Development and Integration, member of the Government Commission on Training Managerial Personnel for the National Economy, member of the Government Commission on Administrative Reform, member of the Government Commission for the Coordination of the Open Government. He is also a member of the Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences on Russian and World Economic history.

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Save the Date - North American DDI Conference: April 5-6, 2018

Date: Aug 3, 2017

The 2018 North American Data Documentation Initiative Conference (NADDI) will be held at the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. on April 5-6, 2018.

The Call for Papers will be published shortly and further details will be added to the Conference web site over the coming months.

The theme for NADDI 2018, ‘Benefits of Describing National Statistics with Common Standards’, emphasizes the benefits of using metadata to drive efficiencies in a research data lifecycle, as well as promotes subsequent re-use of end data products, especially those generated by federal and national statistical agencies.

Aimed at individuals working in and around data and metadata, NADDI 2018 seeks submissions of presentations and posters that highlight the use of DDI and other metadata standards within research projects, official statistics, survey operations, academic libraries, and data archives.

Save the dates: IDCC18, Barcelona, 19-22 February 2018

Date: Aug 2, 2017

13th International Digital Curation Conference

19 - 22 February 2018
Hesperia Tower, Barcelona


Welcome to the 13th edition of the International Digital Curation Conference.

The conference brings together digital curation professionals and educators with data producers and consumers to consider digital curation in a multi-disciplinary context.

Further details will be added to the Conference website over the coming months.

Costs and Registration

More information on costs and the registration process will be announced in the coming months. 

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