RDA Plenary 20 in a Nutshell for Newcomers

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22 February 2023 862 reads

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Welcome to the RDA Plenary

RDA Plenaries are exciting and productive events that bring together a unique community of data scientists, librarians, computer and domain scientists. Plenaries are held twice per year in different places around the world and on-line. These meetings are special working events that help move the community in creating deliverables that improve data.

Details and highlights of previous plenary meetings are available in the RDA Plenary Meetings.

What's an RDA Plenary all about?

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The Whova Platform

The RDA's Hybrid Plenary will be hosted on a platform named Whova. One week before the Plenary, registrants will all receive an invitation to the platform. You can use Whova to navigate the programme, find sessions in a pathway (topic) that interests you, and interact with fellow attendees both virtual and in-person via forums, breakout session chats, or scheduling in-person casual meetups.

It's also a way for organizers to send out important reminder messages or changes to the schedule.

Whova access and guide will be shared in a due course. 


How to find sessions of interest?

There are two ways to explore the Plenary 20 Programme sessions, by Breakout Session (Chronologically) or by Pathways (theme). The Plenary Pathways are meant to enhance the plenary experience, to highlight convergences, and to propose divergences you may not have considered. We hope you find them useful.



What are the different types of meetings in the Breakout Sessions?

  • Working, Interest Group and Community of Practice Sessions and Joint Meetings: the meeting format is typically interactive and informational, giving both group members and new RDA members an opportunity to learn about the groups’ objectives and progress to date and in achieving deliverables, while also collaborating to determine and implement next steps regarding adoption and other related activities.
  • Birds of a Feather: provide members an opportunity to consider potential topics that could be recommended for the creation of new Working and/or Interest groups. Topics should be sufficiently distinct from the work of existing groups or BoFs held at recent plenaries.


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