RDAP Association Town Hall 3/22

RDAP Association Town Hall 3/22

RDAP Town Hall

Hello RDAP community!

We have been hearing through various communication channels that you want to know what’s going on with RDAP, beyond the emails we send. To bring another form of visibility to the work we are doing, we are going to host a town hall this Friday 3/22 at 2pm EST.

We plan to set up another town hall in the next couple of weeks for those who can’t make this Friday’s meeting (we know it is short notice, but we see this as a more informal way for the community to interact with the Board). Also an FYI, there will be a business meeting at RDAP 19 where the Board will present more formally on the progress we have made this year.

Best,

The RDAP Association Executive Board

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RDAP Happenings, March 2019

RDAP Happenings, March 2019

Hello RDAP Community,

It’s been a busy year for RDAP as we work to transition from just an annual Summit to an independent association. One thing that the RDAP Board would like to improve upon is communication with its community. To this end, we will be sending out short newsletters regularly to better update you all on what the Board and committees are working on.

Conference

The RDAP Summit is scheduled for May 15-16, 2019 in Miami, FL, with a workshop day on Friday, May 17. The program has been finalized and is available. Registration is $209 and is NOW LIVE! Thanks to the conference chairs and committee for all their hard work on putting together this exciting program.

RDAP’s sponsorship committee has raised $25k to help support the conference and keep the registration cost low. We have received sponsorship from several vendors and professional organizations, but we could use a few more sponsorship dollars from academic institutions; please see the email from Trisha Adamus on 2019-02-26 for more information. And thank you to the Sponsorship committee for their hard work!

Continue reading “RDAP Happenings, March 2019”

Registration Open for 2019 Research Data Access and Preservation Summit

Registration for the regular program (May 15-16) and workshops (May 17) is now open. 

The 2019 Research Data Access and Preservation Summit will be at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL from May 15-17, 2019. The theme is Building Communities: how different communities are impacted by our systems, technology, values, and practices; who our communities are by and for; and data services examined through a critical lens.

See the program

Register for RDAP Summit 2019

For the first time, the RDAP Summit will be run by the RDAP Association, an independent professional organization formed last year by past RDAP Summit attendees to support the community of research data management professionals. We would like to ask you to become an official voting member of the RDAP Association. This year, we are not charging a membership fee. Instead, we are asking for a donation from you based on what you feel membership in the RDAP Association is worth.

More information about membership

See you in Miami!

Follow @RDAPAssn and #RDAP19 on Twitter and our Facebook page.

RDAP Summit Special Issue 2018 NOW AVAILABLE!

The Journal of eScience Librarianship (JeSLIB) released the RDAP Summit Special Issue 2018.

Volume 7, Issue 3 (2018) Special Issue: Research Data and Preservation (RDAP) Summit 2018

The issue comes out of a collaborative initiative with JeSLIB and RDAP showcasing the research presented at the 2018 summit and includes full-length papers and EScience in Action articles.

Visit the Journal of e-Science Librarianship at escholarship.umassmed.edu/jeslib

Be sure to check out two commentaries about the RDAP Summit 2018 published in the previous issue of JeSLIB: Joanna Thielen’s, “A Newbie at the RDAP Summit, or How I Learned that the RDAP Summit is for Everyone” and Ali Krzton’s “Supporting the Proliferation of Data-Sharing Scholars in the Research Ecosystem.”

Information about RDAP 19 can be found on our summit page as it becomes available.

The Journal of eScience Librarianship (JeSLIB) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal advancing the theory and practice of librarianship focusing on services related to data-driven research in science, technology, engineering, math, social sciences, medicine, and public health.

RDAP Webinar Recording: Accelerating Public Access to Research Data Discussion

Now available is the recording of the December 4th follow up discussion on the the Association of American Universities (AAU) and Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) invitation-only workshop mentioned in our earlier post.  The workshop focused on the roles and responsibilities of institutions in providing public access to research data.

https://stream.lib.utah.edu/index.php?c=details&id=13154

Three librarians who attended the workshop moderate the conversation which covers the themes and outcomes of the workshop.

Moderators:
Jake Carlson (University of Michigan)
Sherry Lake (University of Virginia)
Daureen Nesdill (University of Utah)

The follow up discussion was recorded on December 4, 2018
The AAU-APLU workshop was held October 29-30, 2018 in Washington DC.