TAB Elections 2020: Call for Nominations now open!

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TAB Elections 2020: Call for Nominations now open!
04 Sep 2020

TAB Elections 2020: Call for Nominations now open!


RDA is seeking candidates for its annual Technical Advisory Board (TAB) election, which will be held in November 2020.
Do you want to play a significant role in the technical direction of RDA? Get involved in the Technical Advisory Board!

We encourage all RDA members to participate in this upcoming election. Nominations will be accepted until 23:59 UTC on 1 October 2020.

What does TAB do?

As a TAB Board member, individuals will be expected to serve a three-year term. The Technical Advisory Board provides technical expertise and advice to the Council, assists in developing and reviewing RDA Working Groups to promote their impact and effectiveness and is responsible for the development, maintenance and evolution of the RDA Technical Strategy.

Why are we looking for new TAB Members?

Five of the RDA TAB members’ terms are ending in 2020. Out of the five TAB members stepping down, three are ineligible to re-stand for election, as they have just completed their second three-year term on TAB.

Interested?  Here’s how to apply!

Any current RDA member may self-nominate or be nominated by others. To apply, please fill in the candidacy form below.




Each candidate must have a minimum of three (3) RDA members willing to second their nomination. Seconders must send a simple one-sentence statement to the RDA Secretariat (enquiries[at] stating that they support the nomination of the candidate.

Applications and seconds are due by 23:59 UTC on 1 October 2020.

Elections will open on 9 November 2020, and close on 23 November 2020 (two weeks later). All RDA members will be asked to vote.

Still have unanswered questions?

Current TAB members will be happy to discuss the time commitments, working procedures, and other elements of TAB membership. Find a list of current and past TAB members.

Additional information is available from the RDA Secretariat at enquiries[at]