2014 has been a fantastic year for RDA and research data in general. It is remarkable what can happen when a group of passionate volunteers come together. RDA has matured as an organization and is operating better than ever, but it is you, the members, who have made it work. You all have established a global community of data enthusiasts who are delivering real solutions to improve data sharing and advance society. 2014 may well be remembered as the year of research data.