RDA Organisational Assembly


Group details

TAB Liaison: 
Francoise Genova, Paul Uhlir

RDA Organisational Assembly (includes OAB meetings)

Full photo from Philadelphia | photo from Philadelphia | photo from Gaborone* | photo from Berlin | photo from Montreal | photo from Barcelona | photo from Denver | photo from Tokyo OA | photo from Paris OA | photo from San Diego OA |  photo from Amsterdam OA

* The Gaborone picture is a joint picture with members from TAB and Secretariat. 


The list of current Organisational Members and Affiliates can be found here.


This is the working space for the OA and includes all OAB meetings (before and after the election of the OAB).

There is a separate private working space for the elected OAB

If your organisation is interested to join RDA as an Organisational Member you can join on-line via the forms below (after logging in with your RDA individual account). In case you don't have an RDA account, please first register here. You can get more information from the RDA secretariat liaison Fotis Karayannis and the OAB co-Chairs (Amy Nurnberger and Kevin Ashley) via e-mail at enquiries \at/ rd-alliance.org .


The role of OA in Expert Commentary and Adoptability: Process and Tools


JOIN AS ORGANISATIONAL MEMBER NOW - FILL IN ONE OF THE ON-LINE FORMS BELOW [either Organisational Membership Application form (default) or the Subscription one (for Libaries or other organisations for which is easier to pay subscriptions). Note that the new on-line forms include both the previous application form and the membership agreement in a single step].

On-line Membership Application form (NEW)

On-line Subscription Application form (NEW)



The next OA(B) meeting will take place towards end of August-beginning of September. See doodle.

The  last OA(B) meeting took place on 16 July 2019 at 13:00 UTC. Draft minutes 

The one to last OA(B) meeting took place on Tuesday 28 May 2019, at 12:00 (noon) UTC. Draft minutes.

The last f2f Organisational Assembly meeting took place in Philadelphia, USA, on Monday the 1st of April 2019, at 16:30 local time (21:30 UTC) and for two hours. Minutes.

The last OA(B) meeting took place on Thursday 7th of March, at 15:00 UTC. Minutes

THE MAIN RELEVANT DOCUMENTS (document matrix) can be found in the matrix below. More information available here.

Document Owner Operational owner Relevant to OAB Status
RDA Governance Document [link] RDA Council Secretary General Yes and influences OAB work Approved by Council in June 2015; revised in July 2018
RDA Foundation Articles of Association [link] RDA Council Secretary General Yes and influences OAB work Published in 2014

RDA Organisational and Affiliate Membership process document [link]

OAB and Secretariat Secretariat, Secretary General Yes and influences OAB work Published March 2014 and revised in December 2018

RDA Organisational  Membership application [landing page][on-line form]

OAB prepares and Council approves Secretariat, Secretary General Yes Published in June 2014, converted to on-line form in 2015  and updated in December 2018

RDA Organisational Member subscription application [landing page] [old document link]

OAB prepares and Council approves Secretariat, Secretary General Yes Published in June 2014, converted to on-line form in 2015  and updated in December 2018
RDA Organisational Member Agreement [link] Secretary General prepares and Council approves Secretariat, Secretary General Yes Published in March 2014 and updated in December 2018
RDA Organisational Subscription Agreement [link] Secretary General prepares and Council approves Secretariat, Secretary General Yes Published in August 2014 and updated in December 2018

RDA Affiliate Member criteria [bottom of page- special cases only]

OAB prepares and Council approves Secretariat, Secretary General Yes January 2014 (on a case by case basis)



50. VC meeting, 28 May 2019 at 12:00 UTC

49. Organisational Assembly f2f meeting, Philadelphia, USA, 1 April 2019 at 16:30 local time

48. VC meeting, 7 March 2019 at 15:00 UTC

47. Organisational Assembly f2f meeting, Gaborone, Botswana, 6 November 2018 at 13:45 local time

46. VC meeting, 25 September 2018 at 12:30 UTC

45.  VC meeting, 5 June 2018 at 21:30 UTC

44.  Organisational Assembly f2f meeting, Berlin, Germany, 23 March 2018 at 14:00 local time (13:00 UTC)

43.  VC meeting, 6 Februray 2018 at 07:00 UTC

42.  VC meeting, 16 January 2018 at 12:00 UTC

41.  VC meeting, 5 December 2017 at 22:00 UTC

40.  VC meeting, 7 November 2017 at 13:00 UTC

39. Organisational Assembly f2f meeting, 21 September 2017, Montreal, Canada, at 14:00 local time

38. VC meeting, 27 June 2017 at 21:00 UTC

37. VC meeting, 11 May 2017 at 13:00 UTC

36. Organisational Assembly f2f meeting, 4 April 2017, Barcelona, Spain, at 14:00 local time

35. VC meeting, 23 February 2017 at 21:00 UTC

34. VC meeting, 12 January 2017 at 14:00 UTC.

33. VC meeting, 1 December 2016 at 22:00 UTC.

32. VC meeting, 31 October 2016 at 13:00 UTC.

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

31. Organisational Assembly f2f meeting, 15 September 2016, Denver, Colorado.

  • Agenda and draft minutes: Open (14:00) and Closed (16:00) meetings (local times).

30. VC meeting, 1 September 2016 at 22:00 UTC.

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

29. VC meeting, 15 July 2016 at 12:00 UTC.

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

28. VC meeting, 12 May2016 at 22:00 UTC.

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

27. VC meeting, 14 April 13:00 UTC.

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

26. Organisational Assembly Face to face meeting, Tokyo, 1 March 2016

25. VC meeting, 9 February 2016 at 17:15 UTC.

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

24. VC meeting, 12 January 2016 at 22:00 UTC.

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

23. VC meeting, 2 December 2015, 23:00 UTC

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

22. VC meeting, 30 October 2015, 15:00 UTC

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

21. Face to face meetings at the 6th plenary in Paris, September 2015

20. VC meeting, 27 August 2015, 22:00 UTC

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

19. VC meeting, 30 July 2015, 14:00 UTC

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

18. VC meeting, 26 June 2015, 6:00 UTC

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

17. VC meeting, 28 May 2015, 21:00 UTC

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

16. VC meeting, 21 April 2015, 12:00 UTC

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

15. Face to face meeting at the 5th plenary in San Diego, 9 March 2015

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

14. VC meeting, 26 February 2015, 21:00 UTC

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

13. VC meeting, 22 January 2015, 13:00 UTC

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

12. VC meeting, 25 November 2014, 21:00 UTC

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

11. Face to face meeting at the 4th plenary in Amsterdam, 22 September 2014

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

10. VC meeting, Tuesday 8 July 2014, 22:00-24:00 UTC

  • Agenda and minutes [link]
  • Audio recording is available as a wmv file (working out how to refer to it- if you need it for the momment please send an e-mail to the RDA sect)

9. VC meeting, Thursday 12 June 2014, 11:00-13:00 UTC

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

8. VC meeting, Wednesday 14 May 2014, 22:00-24:00 UTC

7. VC meeting, Monday 14 April 2014, 12:00PM-2:00PM (GMT+1)

6. Face to face Organisational Assembly at the 3rd Plenary, 26 March 2014

  • Agenda and other material for the meeting are [here]:
  • Notes of meeting are at [Freelinking: unknown plugin indicator "path"]

5. VC Meeting, Monday 17 March 2014 at 16:00 GMT

4. VC Meeting, Wednesday, 5 February 2014 at 16:00 GMT

3. VC Meeting Wednesday, 8 January 2014 at 16:00 GMT

2. VC Meeting Tuesday, 26 November 2013 at 16:00 GMT

1. VC Meeting 12. November 2013

Recent Activity

16 Jul 2019

Draft minutes from today's call and actions

Dear all,
The draft minutes from today's call are available at https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/rda-organisational-assembly/wiki/oab-j... for your comments. I also include the list of actions below.
Actions summary:
1. Action Fotis: Circulate the draft minutes from last two meetings for off-line approval.

12 Jul 2019

Organisational Members clustering on-line sheet to update/fill in

Dear all,
Following from the last meeting, please find below an on-line sheet with the proposed clustering of OA members for your corrections/updates:
I remind you that the purpose of this clustering is two-fold:
* On one hand give more visibility to OA members

12 Jul 2019

New group in review - Research Metadata Schemas

Dear all,
See a new case statement below for your comments.
Best wishes
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Sent: Friday, July 12, 2019 8:32 AM
To: RDA Secretariat <***@***.***-groups.org>
Subject: New group in review - Research Metadata Schemas
Hi Secretariat,
We have a new WG proposed on Research Metadata Schemas. The Case Statement will be in community review through 11 August.

12 Jul 2019

Draft agenda now available for OAB call 2019-07-16 @ 1300 UTC

A draft agenda is now available for our call next week, previously announced to
this list by Fotis:
There is scope to add a small number of other items to the agenda. If you wish
to do so, please let us know in advance if possible rather than raising them
under AOB.
The connection details are in the agenda & I repeat them here for convenience:

09 Jul 2019

RDA value statement for Infrastructure Providers

Dear all,
As you may recall from our organizational assembly meeting in Philadelphia,
it was determined that the OA would put together a value statement for
infrastructure providers. Thanks to the diligent work of Andrew and Frankie
there is a draft available for your review:
Please take a look and register any comments or corrections in the document

08 Jul 2019

OA Internal newsletter no3

Dear all,
Here are some news and updates for the RDA Organisational Members and Affiliates. Feel free to reuse and disseminate in your networks. We would appreciate your feedback on how to improve it. And if you find any bugs, please let us know. Thanks!
Request for comments open:
* Open Science Graphs for FAIR Data IG Charter Statement - Deadline: 18 July 2019
* WDS/RDA Assessment of Data Fitness for Use WG Outputs and Recommendations - Deadline: 19 July 2019
Recently endorsed groups:

02 Jul 2019

Plenary Pathways: Assessment & next steps

Hi, all,
We are planning to give the Plenary Pathways another go at the Helsinki
plenary and are looking for theme recommendations. Here are the Pathways
from last Plenary https://www.rd-alliance.org/rda-plenary-13/pathways and
attached please find a brief summary of responses received to the
assessment survey for these. Despite the sparse response, I am assured that
there were over 600 hundred of unique page views!