This week (10.1.12-10.3.12) I am at an exciting meeting that is bringing together many of the big data projects throughout the world to a meeting in Arlington, VA in hopes of building a new consortium called the Research Data Alliance. We have representation from many countries in the world but we also know that there are others out there we want to reach with our ideas and projects.
For more on the RDA Planning Meeting – see agenda and interest group slides – http://d2i.indiana.edu/data2012/ResearchDataAlliance
The long-term website for RDA will be hosted here – http://rd-alliance.org/
If you see something that reasonates please let the RDA group know about it at firstname.lastname@example.org
Below you will see some twitter analysis that I am doing on our meeting using some tools from Martin Hawksey that I learned about at the recent HathiTrust UnCamp.