Does data make the difference? The Research Data Alliance’s 14th Plenary 23–25 October in Espoo, Finland
Data has both an enormous and diverse potential to change the way we work, make decisions and empower citizens. But does data really make the difference? This is the theme at the heart of the upcoming 14th Plenary of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) taking place from 23–25 October 2019 in Espoo, Finland.
In Finland Open Science activities are coordinated by The Federation of Finnish Learned Socities. The Federation will now participate in bringing the large international RDA Plenary to Finland for the first time ever. The Plenary will revolve around the massive potential of research data as a tool to improve decision making, tackle grand societal challenges, and engage citizens in the creation of knowledge and betterment of society.
RDA is a grass-root organisation that strives to build the social and technical bridges needed to enable the open sharing and re-use of data. 500 participants all over the world is expected in Espoo (Finland), where the next RDA Plenary is organized. The event will bring together distinctive groups of experts from around the globe to share and learn together how to use data to make a positive impact on tackling complex world challenges.
The location of the event will be nature-immersed Dipoli, at Aalto University, Espoo, in Finland. This will be made possible due to a wide group of enthusiastic organisers and sponsors among which CSC - IT Centre for Science, Aalto University, University of Helsinki, Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, Finnish Meteorological Institute and RDA Europe 4.0.