BLOOMINGTON, Ind.— Indiana University (IU)’s Data To Insight Center (D2I) and the Cyberinfrastructure Research Integration Center (CIRC) are pleased to announce a partnership with the Research Data Alliance-United States (RDA-US), a national hub of theResearch Data Alliance (RDA)representing emerging research and data management communities throughout the US.
This partnership is a result of an investment made by IU’s Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI), the university’s flagship organization for research and development in cyberinfrastructure, informatics, and computer science in support of use-inspired science and engineering research, scholarship, and cybersecurity enabled by advanced cyberinfrastructure. Its investment in the RDA-US grows IU’s reputation as a leader in the standardization of approaches to data sharing.
The RDA is a global consortium committed to accelerating the sharing of research data across barriers. RDA’s members are from academia, industry, and government and work through focused Working and Interest Groups to create recommendations (“standards”) that address data infrastructure roadblocks. Its national hubs, which include RDA-US, amplify these Groups’ activities and successes within their regions.
Under the leadership of Beth Plale, Michael A and Laurie Burns McRobbie Bicentennial Professor of Computer Engineering and executive director of the Pervasive Technology Insitute, RDA-US will enable open science/scholarship communities in the US to benefit directly from the RDA by bringing US-specific issues to the global data management table, and global discussions back to the US.
Beth Plale, Michael A and Laurie Burns McRobbie Bicentennial Professor of Computer Engineering and executive director of the Pervasive Technology Insitute
“RDA-US will serve the interests of both the global RDA community and the IU community,” Plale said. “Universities and funders in the US are positioning themselves to be responsive to data-centric and global research. Community organizations like RDA offer a unique international perspective that can positively influence research, infrastructure, and student training.”
The recently launched Targeted International working GRoups US (TIGRUS) program assists the RDA-US community in tackling data challenges specific to this country and amplifying results that are achieved through RDA in collaboration efforts with the international RDA community.
Individuals contributing to the success of the RDA-US include:
Beth Plale, Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University, RDA-US Executive Director
Rob Quick, Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University, RDA-US TIGRUS Program Director
Stuart Chalk, University of North Florida
Zach Chandler, Stanford University
Sayeed Choudhury, Carnegie Mellon University
Steven Diggs, California Digital Library
Erin Ellis, Indiana University
Meredith Goins, World Data System
Yolanda Meleco, Indiana University
Natalie Meyers, Notre Dame
Amy Nurnberger, MIT Libraries
Robert Ping, Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University
Shelley Stall, American Geophysical Union
Cynthia Vitale, Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
Michael Witt, Purdue University
According to TIGRUS Program Manager Rob Quick, “We are increasingly in a world where data is as important as computation in research. Housing RDA-US at IU provides IU with an opportunity to expand the landscape for IU students to gain exposure to international approaches to issues such as interoperability across global data stores.”
Membership in RDA is open to anyone who registers and subscribes to their Guiding Principles. To learn more, visit rd-alliance.org.