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Who is RDA?
The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is an international organization focused on the development of infrastructure and community activities aimed to reduce barriers to data sharing and exchange, and promote the acceleration of data driven innovation worldwide.
With over 6,400 members globally, RDA comprises individuals, organizations and policy makers representing multiple industries and disciplines, who are committed to building the social, organizational and technical infrastructure needed to reduce barriers to data sharing and exchange, and accelerating data driven innovation worldwide.
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RDA for Data Professional, Researcher, Professor or other impacted by data
RDA’s membership includes individual members representing academia, industry and government, specializing numerous disciplines including but not limited to library sciences, Earth science, astronomy and meteorology. Regardless of discipline, data professionals and information technology experts understand the importance of sharing their data practices with researchers, scientists, and other individuals who typically produce and/or use the information, often in interdisciplinary and cross-organizational projects. In addition, academia is increasingly aware of the need to teach good data sharing practices as a basic part of the curriculum.
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RDA for representatives from a University, Association, Small Business or Corporation
As a representative from a University, Association, Small Business or Corporation, you have the opportunity to provide an organisational perspective of RDA, influence its direction, and assist in the implementation and adoption of RDA’s Recommendations.
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RDA for Students and Early Career researchers
Participation of students and early career researchers and data professionals within the RDA is tremendously important to us. Not only does RDA benefit greatly from this diversified and inter-generational community, but engagement with data communities throughout the world also affords this next generation of leadership the opportunity to obtain expertise regarding data infrastructure while becoming well-connected.
Students and early career professionals are welcome to join RDA as an individual member, or apply to participate in one of our regional Student/Early Career programs.
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