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ESIP UPDATE: Holiday Edition December 26, 2016 

Good morning all - Greetings from ESIP! The staff are working hard to get the Winter Meeting prep done. The AGU afterglow is fading. Most people have managed to escape SFO. 

This December, hundreds of Earth scientists stepped out of the Moscone to make the statement that Science Matters. ESIP was well represented. We all are hoping that the coming year will be a productive one for science and for the data resources we use. Search for "AGU Stand Up For Science" to learn more.

See you all in 2017 in Bethedsa!

Remember, if there is anything you'd like to see included in next week's Monday Update, send it to Bruce Caron (brucecaron AT 

brucecaron AT

Federation News 
  • Winter Meeting approaching!
Around the Federation
  • Job Opening: RDA Secretary General
See the full telecon calendar here. Select the meeting you'd like to attend, login instructions are included in description. 
Federation News
Winter Meeting is Approaching
Registration: Register here.
Registration: $515 for members and $650 for non-members. The student registration fee is always $150. A special one-day rate is always available for $200. No refunds will be issued for canceled registration.   

Go HERE to: Book your room.  NOTE: the room block rate closes January 3.

Around the Federation

Job Opening: RDA Secretary General
The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is recruiting a Secretary General to begin in April of 2017. The ideal candidate is a suitably experienced leader with a demonstrated ability to engage with the members, Council and senior stakeholders of the RDA, and the ability to be a key driver of the RDA mission of rapidly building the social and technical bridges that enable sharing of data.
The appointment to this position is intended to be for two years and renewable. The employment vehicle for the Secretary General is a contract between the Research Data Alliance Foundation and an organisation willing to host the Secretary General.
The Secretary General can be based in any country and will be expected to attend many international meetings, including all RDA Plenaries. At present most of these meetings take place in North America and Europe.
The Secretary General is appointed by the RDA Council. Queries about this role can be made to John Wood (, co-Chair of the RDA Council. Applications for this role should be sent to The application should provide a description of the candidate’s experience relevant to the role (including a response to the key selection criteria referenced in the official recruitment announcement), a CV, a note proposing the organisation that would host the candidate, and a letter of support from the proposed host and any particular requirements of the host. The closing date is February 15, 2017.

The role of the Secretary General is to support the RDA membership, and its supporting structures to achieve the goal of the Research Data Alliance - to accelerate international data-driven innovation and discovery by facilitating research data sharing and exchange.
Please download the recruitment announcement for the full context, and details on the selection process and appointment. 

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