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RDA is an international volunteer member-based organisation and as such encourages the initiative and support of its members across the globe to animate their community on a national level. RDA Europe national node are part of the RDA Europe support programme whose aim is to interact with researchers and innovators in the local language, offering them a platform for exchange of information pertinent to the RDA and their activities and in strict compliance with RDA's guiding principles of Openness, Transparency, Consensus-based, Community driven, Harmonisation and Non-profit. The national pages should not be interpreted as an official representation of the Research Data Alliance in any country or any organisation unless this is specifically stated...

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Adoption Stories (UK)


Node Highlights

  • The RDA UK node has built on an established and engaged membership, seeing 40% community growth since March 2018 to July 2020 (March 2018 - 674 members. 30 September 2020 – 944 members).
  • The UK node has engaged with organisations/projects such as EOSC, OpenAIRE, FAIRSharing, FREYA, UKRI, Royal Society, Wellcome Trust, and the British Library. There have been three successful, well attended workshops  - an introduction to the node, a joint workshop with FREYA on Persistent Identifiers, and a joint workshop with OpenAIRE on open science and EOSC.
  • Four adoption stories have been submitted by UK members.
  • There have been discussions between UKRI and Jisc on the coordination of UK International Open Science Activities between UKRI, Jisc and the Royal Society related to EU and global activities in RDA, CODATA, WDS, OECD, etc.
  • Jisc and UKRI-STFC have promoted the work of the RDA UK and are currently working with the DCC on the planning and preparation for Plenary 17, which should highlight the contribution of UK members to RDA international activities.
  • There are seven UK participations in high profile RDA roles.
  • Juan Bicarregui  has participated in Organisational Assembly and Organisational Advisory Board meetings, and represented RDA on the EOSC Executive Board.


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