Call for Papers ! Göttingen-CODATA RDM Symposium 2018, 18-20 March

The Pre-Research Data Alliance (RDA) Symposium will be a precursor event to the RDA plenary meeting in Berlin, 21.-23. March 2018

DEADLINE for Call for abstracts and other contributions

! 15 JANUARY  2017 !

Proposals should be submitted against one of the symposium themes.  Depending on the theme, either a long paper, discussion of a number of dimensions, or a short paper focussing on a particular issue is invited.

Important points to note about abstract submissions:

  • Proposals for long papers should be 1200-2000 words.
  • Proposals for short papers should be 300-600 words.
  • When submitting a proposal the author should choose the session corresponding to the theme for which the abstract is intended.


All over the world universities and libraries have started the task of developing Research Data Management (RDM) services.

Ideally such initiatives aim to result in a COMPLETE SERVICE PORTFOLIO covering the entire research lifecycle :

  • Developments of repository infrastructures for the storage of data.

- - - See, for example, EUDAT: Research data infrastructure and European Open Science Cloud vision.

- - - See, for example, DSpace-GLAM based on DSpace-CRIS : Manage, Analyze & Preserve your digital heritage

  • Lecturing in Data Management.

- - - See, for example, the European Data Portal e-learning programme,
the 10 marine Research Data Things: a Free self-paced Learning Program, the Data Management and Data skills training with Data Carpentry and ELIXIR


RDM services are often seen as requiring a JOINT EFFORT from university, library, IT center, faculties and other stakeholders. Nevertheless, currently - -  nowhere in the world - - such a complete support scenario has been established.

This means that it is timely for actors in the various dimensions of such initiatives internationally to share their experiences, research and insights.

The upcoming Symposium in Göttingenin will explore this topic and hear lightening talks from research organisations that have started to offer such services in whole or in part on their campus.

Thus, the Symposium will provide a forum for universities and libraries to share their experience and to learn from each other.


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