RDA Organisational Assembly


Group details

TAB Liaison: 
Francoise Genova, Paul Uhlir

RDA Organisational Assembly (includes OAB meetings)

Full 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 joint picture with members from TAB, OA 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 on Tuesday 28 May 2019, at 12:00 (noon) UTC. Draft agenda (tbc).

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. Agenda (minutes to appear soon).

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

The last f2f Organisational Assembly meeting took place in Gaborone, Botswana, on Tuesday 6 November 2018. (13:45 UTC). Minutes

The one to last OA(B) meeting took place on Tuesday the 25th of September 2018, at 12:30 UTC: Minutes

The one to last OA(B) meeting took place on Tuesday the 5th of June 2018, at 21:30 UTC. Minutes

The one to last f2f Organisational Assembly meeting took place in Berlin, on Friday 23 March, at 14:00 local time (13:00 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 Schedule
RDA Foundation Articles of Association [link] RDA Council Secretariat, TAB, OAB Yes and influences all OAB work End of 2013
RDA Governance document [link] RDA Council Secretariat, TAB, OAB Yes Updated in 2018
OA Scoping Document [link] OAB Secretariat, Secretary General Yes June 2014

RDA Organisational and Affiliate Member process [link]

OAB and Secretariat Secretariat, Secretary General Yes and influences OAB work March 2014 (finalised)

RDA Organisational  Member application [on-line form] [old document link]

OAB prepares and Council approves Secretariat, Secretary General Yes June 2014  (finalised)

RDA Organisational Member subscription application [on-line form] [old document link]

OAB prepares and Council approves Secretariat, Secretary General Yes June 2014 (finalised)
RDA Organisational Member Agreement [link] Secretary General prepares and Council approves Secretariat, Secretary General Yes March 2014 (finalised)
RDA Organisational Subscription Agreement [link] Secretary General prepares and Council approves Secretariat, Secretary General Yes August 2014 (finalised)

RDA Affiliate Member Memorandum of Understanding [special cases only -criteria]

OAB prepares and Council approves Secretariat, Secretary General Yes January 2014 (on a case by case basis)
Document to attract new Organisational and Affiliate Members [link] and [link] OAB and Secretary General Secretary General Good to have January 2014



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

07 May 2019

May OAB call timeslot (open to all OA members)

Dear all,
We have now closed the doodle. The timeslot with most participants is Tuesday 28 May, 12:00 (noon) UTC. The meeting will be chaired by Amy. We will come up with a draft agenda and follow-up from Philadelphia meeting asap. In case you have any topics to be discussed, please let us know.

18 Apr 2019

Doodle for the May OAB call (open to all OA members)

Dear all,
Please find a doodle for the next OAB meeting (open for all OA members), currently planned for mid/end of May.
Please fill it in by the 2nd of May!
Thanks in advance,
Best wishes,
Fotis Karayannis, Dr. Eng.
RDA secretariat-OAB liaison
ATHENA Research Center
Phone: +30 211 1206 431
Mobile: +30 6945 878784
Skype: fotis71
Twitter: fkarayan

16 Apr 2019

Welcome new OA member - NSD - Norwegian Centre for Research

Dear Organisational Assembly (OA) Members,
I would like to offer a warm welcome to our newest Organisational Assembly
member, the Norwegian Centre for Research Data (NSD – Norsk senter for
forskningsdata) https://nsd.no/, and its representative, Katrine Utaaker
Segadal. We're happy to have you, and look forward to working with you.
On behalf of the OAB,
Amy Nurnberger

09 Apr 2019

RDA Plenary: Thank you!

Dear OA members,
Thank you to everyone who participated in the OA meeting at the start of
this season's plenary. It is always a delight to speak with you. I hope
that you also enjoyed the opportunity to speak with each other, both in the
OA meeting and at the following drinks.
Coming out of that meeting we will be:
- Analyzing the responses for Plenary Pathways user experience (haven't
submitted yours yet? Go here: https://goo.gl/forms/C3MQqfUPX4qdbMmy2)

02 Apr 2019

OA goup photo in plenary room today at ~17:45

Dear OA members in Philadelphia,
Please note that as announced today the OA photo (and other Organisational Group photos) will take place in the plenary room (Regency Ballroom AB, Second Floor Mezzanine-2M) at the end of the RDA Business and Outputs session, planned to end around 17:45 local time.
Looking forward seeing you all there for the group picture!
Kind regards,
Fotis Karayannis, Dr. Eng.
RDA secretariat-OAB liaison
ATHENA Research Center
Skype: fotis71
Twitter: fkarayan

31 Mar 2019

RDA Organisational bodies cocktail - 1 April 2019 18.30-19.30

The RDA Foundation is organising a small "pre-dinner" drink/aperitif from 6.30 to 7.30 pm on 1st April at Loews hotel on the Terrace off the Lescaze Room on the 33rd floor for the RDA Organisational Bodies to have a chance to network together.
Members of RDA involved in the Funders Forum, Council, Technical Advisory Board, Organisational Assembly, Organisational Advisory Board and Secretariat are all cordially invited to attend.
Kind regards
Hilary Hanahoe
Secretary General Research Data Alliance
Tel: +39-345-4719284

31 Mar 2019

Monday OA cocktails heads-up!

Hi, all,
Breaking news, there will be drinks Monday evening for
Funders/TAB/OA/Council at 18:30-19:30!!
More details to follow.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Amy Nurnberger [*she/her(s)*], ORCID: 0000-0002-5931-072X

Research Data Alliance
- Organisational Advisory Board, co-chair
- Education and Training on Handling Research Data, co-chair
Tel: 617.258.5596
E-mail: ***@***.***
Twitter: @ANurnberger