In December 2017, the RDA Council Nominations Committee issued a call for nominations for three open Council positions.  In response to this call, several RDA members were nominated for consideration by the RDA community. The Nominations Committee reviewed these nominations and presented a slate of candidates to the RDA Community in March 2018.  Read more>>

EOSC is a high-level European Commission initiative intended to set off the ground by federating existing scientific data infrastructures that are now spread across disciplines and EU member states to support open science. EOSC will make access to scientific data easier and more efficient. According to the vision, EOSC will be underpinned by “minimal and rigorous global standards for open research data, as well as standards for EOSC based services for collaboration through the EOSC (e.g. to facilitate inter-disciplinarity and avoid fragmentation).

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) launched in 2013, and the Outputs of the RDA community are driving changes all over the data landscape. However, there is much more that can be done to support greater impact from RDA Outputs (by which we mean both Recommendations, produced by RDA Working Groups, and Supporting Outputs, produced by RDA Working or Interest Groups).

The RDA 11th Plenary will be held in Berlin, 21 to 23 March 2018, gathering leading data scientists and practitioners, policy makers and private sector representatives.

Event date: 19 -20 March 2018

Meeting venue: Leibniz-Gemeinschaft in Chausseestraße 111, Berlin


Only two weeks left to answer the call for sessions at the International Data Week's SciDataCon 2018. Visit the call for sessions page now or submit your session proposal now!

RDA announced today that longtime leader Hilary Hanahoe was selected as the organisation’s new Secretary General. 

Event date: 26-28 September 2018

Event Description

The SciELO 20 Years Conference will address and debate – during its three-day program – the main political, methodological and technological issues and trends that define today’s state of the art in scholarly communication.

The 9th WG/IG Collaboration Meeting will be held in Vienna, Austria from 13-15 June 2018 and is open to all RDA group chairs.

Meeting details will be shared on the meeting group page, join that group to access additional information:  https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/9th-wgig-collaboration-meeting-vienna...

Summary of recommendations and Calls for Action

Data localisation restrictions are a too narrow focus for building a Data Economy - instead, interoperability on all levels should be systematically promoted: