RDA Organisational Assembly


Group details

TAB Liaison: 
Andrew Treloar, Francoise Genova

RDA Organisational Assembly (includes OAB meetings)

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

The 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



44.  Organisational Assembly f2f meeting, Berlin, Germany, 23 March 2017 at 14:00 local time (13:00 UTC)

43.  VC meeting, 6 Februray 2017 at 07:00 UTC

42.  VC meeting, 16 January 2017 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]:
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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

19 Feb 2019

Welcome new OA member - KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

Dear Organisational Assembly (OA) Members,
I'd like to offer a warm welcome to our newest Organisational Assembly
member, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) [
https://www.kaust.edu.sa/en], and its representative, Dr. Janardhanan
Vijayakumar. We're happy to have you, and look forward to working with you.
On behalf of the OAB,
Amy Nurnberger

19 Feb 2019

OA Internal newsletter no2

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 its usefulness and how to improve it. And if you find any bugs, please let us know. Thanks!
Recently endorsed groups:
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12 Feb 2019

Doodle for the next OAB call (open for all OA members)

Dear all,
Please find a doodle for the next OAB meeting (open for all OA members), currently planned for the end of February/beg. of March.
Please fill it in by the 20th of February.
A reminder of the Gaborone draft minutes and related actions can be found below.
Best wishes,
- Show quoted text -From: Fotis Karagiannis
Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2018 11:15 PM

06 Nov 2018

FW: oa slides

Slides from Hilary for Secretary General report
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Sent: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 3:42 PM
To: Fotis Karagiannis <***@***.***-innovation.gr>
Subject: oa slides
Hilary Hanahoe
Secretary General Research Data Alliance
Tel: +39-345-4719284
skype: lunastella72
Twitter: @hilaryhanahoe

05 Nov 2018

Gaborone Organisational Assembly

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05 Nov 2018

Gaborone Organisational Assembly meeting update and venue

Dear all,
For those of you present in Botswana, the Organisational Assembly will take in the first floor of the Gaborone International Conference Centre (GICC). In order to have some more space (in case multiple members from Council join), we are trying to move from the Operations Boardroom to the San-Ta-Wani Boardroom (as you enter from outside, take the stairs to the left). Yolanda will be checking with the local organisers tomorrow and come back to us. @Francoise: I hope that the lift does work ok.

05 Nov 2018

P12: Making the most of it

Dear all,
RDA P12 is starting out and I wanted to encourage you to make the most of
the opportunities available during IDW2018. As Rob Quick eloquently
mentioned in the TAB/chairs meeting on Monday, this is a chance to build
the bridges that RDA is known for with a geographic community that RDA has
not visited before. I wanted to suggest that as a group we think creatively
about how to engage during the plenary and to continue that engagement
beyond this meeting. If you are chairing a group, you might consider