Webinar Recording: Radical Collaboration in Practice – Data Curation Network Update

Webinar Recording: Radical Collaboration in Practice – Data Curation Network Update

Title RDAP Webinar Recording

The recording is now available for yesterday’s RDAP webinar, “Radical Collaboration in Practice – Data Curation Network Update.”

The recording is available here.

Thanks again to our presenters, Lisa Johnston, Hoa Luong, and Liza Coburn for an informative and thought provoking webinar.

We look forward to learning more about the work of the DCN in the July 22 webinar “Primerpalooza: Introducing Data Curation Primers.” Register now for the webinar.

Thank you very much,
Jon Wheeler
University of New Mexico

RDAP Happenings, June 2019

RDAP Happenings, June 2019


This will be our last RDAP Happenings that will be communicated via the listserv. If you want to stay in the loop, please become a member (its free this year!).

JeSLIB CFP: Submissions for the RDAP 2019 Special Issue are due June 30th. The 2019 Special Issue will focus on the Summit’s themes, “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.”

This is an open submissions call that encourages all RDAP19 presenters (talk, poster, presentation), especially first-time presenters, to submit. There is also encouragement for new and veteran RDAP Summit attendees to write and submit Commentaries to the special issue – it’s a great way to jump into scholarly publishing. Guidelines for authors should be followed carefully when preparing your manuscript.

Conference round-up:

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RDAP Webinar: Radical collaboration in practice: Data Curation Network Update

RDAP Webinar: Radical collaboration in practice: Data Curation Network Update

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Presenters: Lisa Johnston (U of Minnesota), Hoa Luong (U of Illinois), and Liza Coburn (U of Minnesota) on behalf of our DCN project team

The RDAP Education and Resources team is excited to announce an upcoming webinar, “Radical collaboration in practice: Data Curation Network Update.”

Date and time: July 8, 2-3PM EST

On behalf of the DCN team, presenters include:

  • Lisa Johnston (U of Minnesota),
  • Hoa Luong (U of Illinois), and
  • Liza Coburn (U of Minnesota)

The Data Curation Network project is now officially up and running. Watch this webinar to hear about how we prepared the people, systems, and procedures in place in order to curate data sets across 9 institutions. Each dataset submitted to the Network is assigned to a curator who has the domain and/or software skills to expertly apply CURATE steps to check, understand, and recommend actions that will ensure the data are of long-term reuse value. This project update will focus on the outputs of Year 1 of our a three-year implementation phase funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. We will share lessons learned for putting radical collaboration into practice that will be of broad interest to the RDAP community.

The webinar is free. For more info and to register, go to 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Thank you,

Jon Wheeler

RDAP 2019 Summit Contributor Level Sponsor Elsevier

Thank you to our contributor level sponsor, Elsevier, for making the 2019 RDAP Summit possible. Get to know our sponsor with a Q&A with Jean Shipman of Elsevier.

Describe your organization’s role in Research Data Management

Online training for librarians to learn the basics of RDM is being developed by a team of librarians.  This peer-to-peer training program is called the Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA). Funding for the curriculum development was provided by Elsevier. The online curriculum consists of eight units and will be available to anyone for no charge this fall. Continuing education credit will be offered by Simmons University on a cost-recovery basis.

Who are you and what do you do?

Jean P. Shipman, Vice President for Global Library Relations, Elsevier

Have you ever attended an RDAP Summit before?

Yes, one other meeting.

What are you most looking forward to at this year’s Summit?

The chance to network with librarians working with RDM.

What data-thing or project has you the most excited right now?

The RDMLA training program under development.

Why is sponsoring RDAP important to you?

We want to see librarians be an active member of the research lifecycle at their institutions.

RDAP Happenings, May 2019

RDAP Happenings, May 2019

RDAP Summit

We’re in full countdown to the RDAP Summit on May 15-17 in Miami, FL. If you have not registered yet, there is still time to do so! We look forward to seeing everyone in Miami!

RDAP and JeSLIB will continue their partnership with a special issue for the 2019 Summit focusing on the Summit’s themes, “Building Communities.” The issue will have an open submissions call, and we encourage all presenters (talk, poster, presentation) — especially first-time presenters — to submit. We also encourage first-time authors to enroll in the Summit workshop, “Turning Your Poster or Presentation into a Paper.” Submissions will be due June 30, 2019.

Check out the blog posts from each sponsoring institution to learn more about why sponsorship matters and what these folks are looking forward to at this year’s summit!

RDAP Business

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