Pre-RDA Symposium, 'The critical role of university RDM infrastructure in transforming data to knowledge'
All over the world universities and libraries have started the task of developing research data services. Ideally such initiatives aim to result in a complete service portfolio covering the entire research lifecycle: Support in writing proposals and data management plans, repository infrastructures for the storage of data, support in publishing data, assignment of persistent identifiers, lecturing in data management, etc. This broad scope means that such services are often seen as requiring a joint effort from from university, library, IT center, faculties and other stakeholders.
Currently nowhere in the world such a complete support scenario has been established. It is timely for actors in the various dimensions of such initiatives internationally to share their experiences, research and insights.
In this symposium we will explore the topic and hear research papers, practice papers and lightening talks from organisations that have started to offer such services in whole or in part on their campus. The symposium will provide a forum for universities and libraries to share their experience and to learn from each other.
The symposium will take place in Göttingen from 18-20 March 2018: it is a collaboration between the University of Göttingen and CODATA and is intended as a precursor event to the RDA plenary meeting in Berlin on 21-23 March 2018.
Registration to attend the Symposium
The registration is open now. Please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pre-rda-symposium-the-critical-role-of-university-rdm-infrastructure-in-transforming-data-to-tickets-42269121079.
Please note that this is a free event.
Creating an account on the conference management system to submit an abstract is not the same as registering to attend the event.
The symposium will address the following themes, listed below.
- Solutions (long presentations)
- Strategy (long presentations)
- Structure, organisational (long presentations)
- Success (short presentations)
- Skills and Support (short presentations)
- Stitch ’n’ Bitch / Steam, letting off… / Sticking Points / Success and its Shadow (short presentations)
- Sustainability (short presentations)
- Shared and Outsourced Services (short presentations)
- Service Points (short presentations)
- Service Level, Trust and FAIR (short presentations)
- Champions and Engagement (short presentations)
Structure of the Symposium
Sunday 18 March, icebreaker event and keynote in the evening 17.00-19.00
Monday 19 March, full day of symposium, 09.00-18.00
Tuesday 20 March, half day of symposium, 09.00-14.00
For more about the RDA Plenary Meeting, please visit: https://www.rd-alliance.org/plenaries/rda-eleventh-plenary-meeting-berlin-germany
Göttingen is a beautiful typical old German university town with about 120,000 inhabitants. The city dates back to the Middle Ages and still boasts a historical quarter with excellently preserved half-timbered houses. While the architecture breathes history, the spirit of Göttingen is young and vibrant thanks to its 31,000 students, more than twelve per cent with an international background.
Founded in 1737, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is a research university of international renown with strong focuses on research-led teaching. The university is distinguished by the diversity of its subject spectrum, particularly in the humanities, its excellent facilities for the pursuit of scientific research, and the outstanding quality of the areas that define its profile.
The founding of the Göttingen University Library in 1734 was a landmark: For the first time in library history the concept of a modern research library was put into practice and the institution became the first comprehensive academic library of European standing. Today the Göttingen State and University Library of Lower Saxony (Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen, SUB) continues to hold a pole position.
The town of Göttingen is situated in the heart of Germany and located half way between Frankfurt airport and Berlin. When coming to Germany for the RDA Plenary Meeting make a stop here and join the Pre-RDA Symposium.
The Historical Building of the Niedersächsische Staats- & Universitätsbibliothek (SUB) is a former Dominican abbey which is one of the core buildings of Göttingen University today. The complex accommodates the library's special collections of rare and valuable holdings.
Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek
37073 Göttingen, Germany
We prepared a list of hotels for you, organized by their distance to the location. Please book your room as early as possible as we cannot provide any room contingents:
Hotel Stadt Hannover Göttingen, Goethe-Allee 21, 37073 Göttingen (http://www.hotelstadthannover.de/english/)
Hotel Central Göttingen; Jüdenstraße 12, 37073 Göttingen (https://www.hotel-central.com/welcome.html)
B&B Hotel Göttingen, Maschmühlenweg 19-2, 37073 Göttingen (https://www.hotelbb.de/en/goettingen-city)
IntercityHotel Göttingen, Bahnhofsallee 1a, 37081 Göttingen (https://www.intercityhotel.com/en/hotels/all-hotels/germany/goettingen/intercityhotel-goettingen)
Leine Hotel Göttingen, Groner Landstraße 55, 37081 Göttingen (http://www.leinehotel-goe.de/startseite/)
Hotel Astoria Göttingen, Hannoversche Straße 51-53, 37075 Göttingen (http://www.astoria-goettingen.de/home-en)
More hotels can be found under: https://tportal.toubiz.de/goettingen/ukv/result?tt=002i7cujgg70ci72l0q11shsb5
Call for Proposals (closed)
Abstracts are invited for the Göttingen-CODATA RDM Symposium 2018 on ‘The critical role of university RDM infrastructure in transforming data to knowledge’ and submissions of should be made at: http://conference.codata.org/2018_Goettingen_RDM/submit/ - the deadline for submissions is Friday 22 December.
Prospective participants that do not already have an account on the CODATA Conference Platform will need to sign up and create an account here: http://conference.codata.org/author/register/
Topic of the Symposium: ‘The critical role of university RDM infrastructure in transforming data to knowledge’
All over the world universities and libraries have started the task of developing research data services. Ideally such initiatives aim to result in a complete service portfolio covering the entire research lifecycle: support in writing proposals and data management plans, repository infrastructures for the storage of data, support in publishing data, assignment of persistent identifiers, lecturing in data management, etc. This broad scope means that such services are often seen as requiring a joint effort from from university, library, IT centre, faculties and other stakeholders.
Nowhere in the world has such a complete support scenario been perfected. It is timely for actors in the various dimensions of such initiatives internationally to share their practical experiences, research and insights.
Please note the range of themes listed at http://conference.codata.org/conference/2018_Goettingen_RDM/symposium-themes/
Important Points 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.
- The programme committee hopes to inform successful papers by mid-January 2018.
Deadline for abstracts: 22 December 2017
Announcement of accepted abstracts and outline programme: mid January 2018
Symposium: 18-20 March 2018