RDA Europe Adoption Grants

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22 November 2019 2275 reads

Following an Adoption Open Call in 2019, the RDA Europe 4.0 project funded seven Organisations to adopt one or more existing RDA recommendations and/or Outputs. Activities for all projects are underway and over the coming months the aims and achievements of each one will be highlighted. In the meantime, we prepared a brief summary of all funded use-cases below.

A blog series introduces the eight Adoption Grant cases, too, giving an overview of their project remits and demonstrating the practical approaches organisations can take when looking to implement the RDA’s Recommendations & Outputs. Keep an eye out on the RDA blogs feed for future project introductions.


The Funded Grants

23 Things Revisited: Field guides to research data management


Support staff, such as data stewards, IT support staff, librarians or policy officers, often have different levels of understanding of RDM. However, they need to collaborate closely to offer state-of-the-art support for researchers wishing to do responsible RDM. The 23 Things can act as a shared reference tool that enhances mutual understanding and improves collaboration. It can also be used for quick reference and as a guideline for training. We propose to update and adjust the 23 Things to the above mentioned audiences and stimulate nationwide adoption.

A blog post introducing the project is available here

A model of data integration related to wheat genetic resources and resistance to Fusarium head blight


The adoption of recommendations from RDA Wheat Data Interoperability initiative can be addressed to better access, share, store and analyse all wheat related data used by the research community. The main goal of our proposal is to develop a model for semantic interoperability which will integrate the data from the existing resources with the existing external open source web based knowledge sources for Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) knowledge discovery.

A blog post introducing the project is available here

CCCA Subset & Dynamic Data Citation Service


The Climate Change Centre Austria, as research data infrastructure facility for the Climatological Domain, targets a very limited user community. The implementation of Scalable Dynamic-data Citation Methodology aims to extend the implemented Service to further research domain, the Earth Observation Sciences.

A blog post introducing the project is available here

Improving the Copernicus Climate Data Store metadata scheme with the “RDA metadata standards repository”


The Climate Data Store repository contains various types of data for which we have to present summaries at the level of variable and dataset. Adopting and presenting the RDA metadata repository as a trustful reference and using the various standards gathered there will help us make strong recommendations on what should be presented in the CDS.


The road to a Hungarian national data publishing policy


These two proposals from Hungarian will be merged into one use-case project. In lack of institutional or national standards in Hungary, RDA Outputs including the technical and social infrastructure solutions provide the necessary support and guidance to start implementing and coordinating data management practices on different levels. In addition establishing data repositories is an increasingly urgent task in Hungary. With the adoption of RDA Recommendation Repository Audit and Certification Catalogues the Library and Information Centre of Hungarian Academy of Sciences aims to unchain the Hungarian repository revolution: new data repositories will established, the existing ones will be standardised and they will use similar workflows.

A blog post introducing the project is available here

Template for reproducible, shareable and achievable data analysis


The Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) has designed a "reproducible paper" template by following best practices, including RDA recommendations and outputs, in their research since 2015. It has significantly grown since then, and is now a fully documented template. With this proposal, we are aiming to improve, test, and promote our adoption of RDA guidelines, and in particular the "Workflows for Research Data Publishing" recommendation and output.

A blog post introducing the project is available here