"Impact is a primary focus for RDA," said Fran Berman, chair of RDA/U.S. "In only two years, RDA has begun fulfilling its mission to build the social and technical bridges that enable the open sharing of data."
research data alliance
The NSF has awarded a five-year, $5 million grant to Rensselaer and partners to expand US leadership through the Research Data Alliance (RDA).
A deluge of digital data from scientific research has spawned a controversy over who should have access to it, how it can be stored and who will pay to do so. The matter was the subject of discussion after the journal Science published a paper on Thursday by Francine Berman, a computer scientist at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute who is a leader of a group that focuses on research data, and Vinton Cerf, the vice president of Google.
Francine Berman co-leads the U.S. delegation, when nany of the world’s leading experts on “Big Data” and related fields will gather for the first plenary session of the new international Research Data Alliance (RDA).