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RDA-pt held a workshop at the Open Science Fair

The Portuguese node of the Research Data Alliance (RDA-pt), an initiative co-coordinated by INESC TEC, held a workshop at the Open Science Fair, under the theme «RDA-pt – the Portuguese node of the Research Data Alliance».

06th November 2019

By taking advantage of the Open Science Fair’s visibility, the two-hour session that had the participation of national and international speakers, disclosed the activity of the RDA and of the Portuguese node in the research community.

The workshop, which took place on 16 September at the Alfândega Porto Congress Centre, had presentations by Ingrid Dillo, Co-chair of RDA Council, and representatives of national RDAs nodes, namely from France, Italy, Germany and Denmark. Nuno Rodrigues, from FCT’s Board of Directors, reinforced FCT’s support to the node’s activities.

The responsibilities of RDA-pt

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is an international organisation composed of volunteer members, aiming to build the technical and social foundations for sharing and reusing data.

In the context of RDA Europe, which supports RDA in Europe, RDA-pt is building a community of people and organisations that are aware of data management issues, use the RDA outputs, contribute to national data management policies and collaborate within and across disciplines to accomplish RDA’s vision and mission.

The national node promotes the debate on data management in the Portuguese research community and identifies national needs that can be met by the global community of RDA.

The Portuguese node is coordinated by eight institutions: INESC TEC/University of Porto (Cristina Ribeiro), Instituto Superior Técnico/ University of Lisbon (José Borbinha), University of Coimbra (Maria Manuel Borges), University of Minho (Eloy Rodrigues), Institute of Social Sciences/ University of Lisbon (Pedro Moura Ferreira), Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre (João Miranda), DGLAB/ National Archives (Francisco Barbedo), University of Évora (Irene Rodrigues).

 

The researcher mentioned in this news piece is associated with FEUP.