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The Council maintains the vision of RDA, ensuring the guiding principles of the organisation are maintained, and formally endorses RDA Working and Interest Groups and Recommendations.

The Council is responsible for the overall oversight, success, strategy, and sustainability of the RDA. The powers and authority of the Council are described in the RDA Governance Document. Details of the processes governing Council membership and responsibilities are described in the Organisational and Process Plan Document.

Council Members also serve as Trustees for the RDA Foundation, an official Charity registered in England and Wales under Company Number 9021881. Details are described in the Foundation’s Articles of Association.

Membership

Council Members are nominated by a Nomination Committee and approved by the general RDA membership as described in the Organisational and Process Plan Document.

Council Members serve three-year terms and may be reelected. Two co-chairs serve offset two-year terms.

 

Current Council Members

Jill Benn

University Librarian, The University of Western Australia
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Edit Herczog

Managing Director, Vision & Values SPRL
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Sandra Collins

Director, National Library of Ireland
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Mark Leggott

Executive Director of Research Data Canada (RDC)
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Ingrid Dillo 

Co-Chair, RDA Council
Deputy director, Data Archiving and Networked Services
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Claudia Maria Bauzer Medeiros

Professor, University of Campinas,
Member, Coordination of Special Programs, FAPESP
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Jason Haga

Senior Research Scientist, 
Information Technology Research Institute, AIST
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Kay Raseroka

Independent consultant and Trainer, IFLA Building Strong Library Associations
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Robert J. Hanisch

Director, Office of Data and Informatics, Material Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
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Ross Wilkinson

Transitioning Co-Chair, RDA Council
Director Global Strategy, Australian Research Data Commons
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Council Rotation Schedule

Term expires 2020

Term expires 2021

Term expires 2022

Sandra Collins

Claudia Maria Bauzer Medeiros

Jill Benn

Edit Herczog

Ingrid Dillo

Robert J. Hanisch

Kay Raseroka (2nd term)

Jason Haga

Mark Leggott

 

Meetings

The Council meets three times per year—twice during or before RDA Plenaries and once between Plenaries, typically in May. Minutes of the meetings are available below:

 

Subcommittees

The Council has established several Council subgroups to assist in Council business and to advise Council in important areas. Subgroup members are appointed by Council and may include members outside of the official Council.

 

Emeritus Council members 

 

Fran Berman

Chair, RDA/US, Professor of Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Term ended 2019

 

Patrick Cocquet

Chief Executive Officer, Cap Digital cluster
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Term ended 2017

 

Tony Hey

Chief Data Scientist, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
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Term ended 2016

 

Bernard Minster

Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
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Term ended 2019

 

Satoshi Sekiguchi

Deputy Director General, Directorate for Information Technology and Electronics, AIST
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Term ended 2018

 

Michael Stanton

Director of Research and Development at the Brazilian NREN (RNP)
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Term ended 2018

 

Doris Wedlich 

Chief Science Officer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
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Term ended 2018

 

Ross Wilkinson 

Co-Chair, Director Global Strategy, Australian Research Data Commons
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Term ended 2019

 

John Wood

Advisory Board Chair, ATTRACT 
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Term ended 2017