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Deadline Extended! Call for Papers for ‘Göttingen-CODATA RDM Symposium 2018, 18-20 March 2018’ – Deadline 15 January 2018

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DEADLINE EXTENDED! The deadline has been extended to  15 January, 2018 for abstract submissions for papers to be presented at the Göttingen-CODATA Symposium 2018 on ‘the critical role of university research data management infrastructure in transforming data to knowledge’.

The event will be a timely and major appraisal of progress in institutional endeavours to address the challenge of improving research data management for the benefit of science.  The symposium will feature invited speakers of international renown as well as papers from institutions from around the world.  The symposium themes are designed to ensure that the event will allow the community to appraise progress and share knowledge in key areas of institutional RDM activity:

Authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit them to a special collection of the Data Science Journal
Thanks to the generosity of the University of Göttingen, this will be a free symposium and is conceived as a precursor event to the RDA plenary meeting in Berlin on 21-23 March 2018.

Abstracts are invited for the Göttingen-CODATA RDM Symposium 2018 on ‘The critical role of university RDM infrastructure in transforming data to knowledge’.  The symposium will take place in Göttingen from 18-20 March 2018: it is a collaboration between the University of Göttingen and CODATA and is intended as a precursor event to the RDA plenary meeting in Berlin on 21-23 March 2018.

Abstract submissions of should be made at: – the deadline for submissions is Friday 22 December.

Prospective participants that do not already have an account on the CODATA Conference Platform will need to sign up and create an account here:

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

Nowhere in the world has such a complete support scenario been perfected. It is timely for actors in the various dimensions of such initiatives internationally 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.

  • Proposals for short papers should be 300-600 words.

  • 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 2018

Announcement of accepted abstracts and outline programme: end January 2018

Symposium: 18-20 March 2018