SUB Summer UGOE smallData managers and librarians meet at the Göttingen State and University Library of Lower Saxony to exchange experience on the development of research data services.

In order to learn from the experience of other institutions in establishing research data management infrastructures and to pass on its own knowledge in this area, the eResearch Alliance, a cooperation of the GWDG and the Göttingen State and University Library (SUB), is organising an internationally renowned symposium on the topic of 'The critical role of university Research Data Management infrastructure in transforming data to knowledge' from 18 to 20 March 2018 in Göttingen. The symposium is organised in cooperation with the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA), an organization of the International Science Council.

Like other universities and libraries worldwide, the SUB offers researchers a wide range of services for working with research data. Services already cover a broad spectrum of the digital research process, from assistance in writing applications and data management plans, the provision of repositories for publishing and storing data to the allocation of permanent identifiers for authors and works. All these services are operated and developed with partner institutions in Göttingen but also regionally, nationally and worldwide. These cooperations and the transfer of knowledge with others are the basis for good services.

Although all universities worldwide face similar challenges in research data management, there currently are no platforms for an organized exchange of information on these topics. This gap will now be closed by the planned symposium. From 18 to 20 March experts from all parts of the world will exchange experiences and present existing solutions in more than 50 presentations and keynote speeches. Speakers from all over Europe, but also from well-known American universities such Stanford, MIT and Harvard will be present to deepen their knowledge and learn from each other at the two days of the symposium. This free event is planned as a pre-conference for one of the most important international meetings on research data, the 11th Research Data Alliance Plenary Meeting, which will take place in Berlin this year.

Programme and Registration: http://www.eresearch.uni-goettingen.de/content/pre-rda-symposium

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