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Call for Proposals: Göttingen–CODATA Symposium on RDM in Research Institutions

Call for Proposals: Göttingen–CODATA Symposium on RDM in Research Institutions

Abstracts are invited for the Göttingen–CODATA Research Data Management (RDM) Symposium 2018 on ‘The critical role of university RDM infrastructure in transforming data to knowledge’. The symposium is a collaboration between the University of Göttingen and CODATA, and will take place on 18–20 March 2018 in Göttingen, Germany as a precursor event to the 11th Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance.

The NEW deadline for abstract submissions is Monday, 15 January and should be made here: http://conference.codata.org/2018-Goettingen-RDM/submit/
(prospective participants without an account on the CODATA Conference Platform will first need to sign up).

Symposium Topic: 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, and so on. This broad scope means that such services are often seen as requiring a joint effort from the university, library, IT centre, faculties, and other stakeholders.

Nowhere in the world has such a complete support scenario been perfected. It is timely for international actors in the various dimensions of such initiatives to share their practical experiences, research, and insights.

Please note the range of themes listed below, and at 

Important Points About Abstract Submissions

  • Proposals for long papers should be 1200–2000 words in length.
  • Proposals for short papers should be 300–600 words in length.
  • 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.

Key Dates

  • Deadline for abstracts: 15 January 2017
  • Announcement of accepted abstracts and outline programme: late January 2018
  • Symposium: 18–20 March 2018

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 information, please see:
http://www.codata.org/news/226/62/Call-for-Papers-for-Goettingen-CODATA-RDM-Symposium-2018-18-20-March-2018-Deadline-22-December-2017