Sarah Louise Jones 1981 - 2023
We are heartbroken to announce the premature passing of our dear colleague and community member Sarah Jones. Sarah was an esteemed member of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Council, former member of the Technical Advisory Board (TAB), and RDA community member since 2014. A fantastic colleague and a wonderful friend, Sarah will be deeply missed by many members of the global RDA community. Sarah’s energy, passion, and enthusiasm was infectious and she was a true believer in and driver of Open Science in Europe and across the globe. Sarah didn’t just talk the talk about openness but she really walked the talk. Sarah invested a huge amount of time and effort into advocating for true openness. She believed in community and its power and was a true believer in RDA, she said it was “her tribe”. Sarah was professional, prepared and passionate about her work and had an incredible work ethic, but she also infused her enthusiasm and energy into social networking. She made many friends through RDA and we are feeling a devastating loss. RDA would like to honour Sarah’s memory and huge contribution to the Open Science community and will keep you updated on this initiative.
Our sincerest condolences to her family, especially her father Graham, her brother Mark, her sister Nicola, and her colleagues at GEANT and former colleagues at DCC. Anyone who had the fortune to know Sarah will understand the devastating loss we are all feeling.
Thank you Sarah for all you did and simply for being sensitive, kind and caring. Thank you for being you.
The Research Data Alliance
RDA Community members are invited to leave a message, a memory, a dedication for Sarah's family by logging in and using the comment feature on this page.
Note that the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) and GEANT both have Books of Condolence open.