RDA's 17th Plenary Meeting - RDA for Newcomers

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03 February 2021 1567 reads

Back to RDA Plenary 17

At face-to-face Plenaries, RDA runs an RDA for Newcomers session just prior to the start of the Plenary.

Prior to VP17, we held two virtual sessions to accommodate different time zones:

Thursday, 8 April 2021 


Tuesday, 13 April 2021 

The aim of the sessions is to help participants new to RDA to understand a bit about how RDA works, assist them in navigating the Plenary, and provide an opportunity for networking. At these sessions, you typically hear from the Secretary General, the Secretariat, RDA Working and Interest Group chairs, and members of the RDA governance bodies, and are warmly invited to ask questions and interact with other RDA members. Please note that you did not have to attend VP17 to join the sessions.

You can find slides from one of the RDA for Newcomers sessions prior to RDA VP16 here

La RDA pour les Nouveaux Venus (RDA for Newcomers in French)

Monday 19 April, 13:00 UTC 

Free event co-located with RDA VP17. Register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rda-virtual-plenary-17-vp17-tickets-14203...

Slides from the session are here.

We also ran RDA Q&A and catchup sessions for all RDA members, including Newcomers, during VP17:

These sessions were informal and have not been recorded. We plan to hold such informal drop-in sessions on a regular basis between Plenaries.

If you are new to RDA, here is some introductory information about RDA: 

  • The RDA for Newcomers page has a lot of information for new members.
  • This video gives you a tour of the RDA Website:

  • Early Career and Engagement Interest Group - The purpose of the Early Career and Engagement Interest Group (ECEIG) is to provide a focal point for Early and Mid-Career Researchers and Professionals (yes, students are welcome, too!) They have a volunteer mentoring programme and many other great efforts.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email the RDA Secretariat at enquiries[at]rd-alliance.org