14th Plenary - Joint Meeting Application form

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If you are interested in organising a joint meeting with other RDA groups at the RDA 14th Plenary, please use the form below for your expression of interest.

You can select a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 4 other groups to schedule a Joint meeting.

Submissions are accepted from group chairs only. If you submit a joint session request, please notify all chairs of all groups participating in the joint session.

Important dates:

  • Call for Sessions Open: 6 May 2019
  • Call for Sessions Close: 27 June 2019 at 21:59 UTC
  • Notification of Session Acceptance: 8 August 2019
  • Final RDA Breakout Session Program Published: 22 August 2019


For additional assistance or information, feel free to contact the RDA Secretariat at enquiries[at]rd-alliance.org

Criteria used by TAB to review the sessions proposed for Plenary meetings

TAB will been using the following criteria to review the sessions proposed for RDA Plenary Meetings:

  • The session objectives are aligned with the RDA mission and principles
  • The text provides enough information and is clear enough for possible attendants to understand the aim and content, and to decide whether to attend
  • The session can be devoted to structured discussions or include slide-based presentations, but in the latter case there should be enough time for discussion to use at best the opportunity provided by a face-to-face meeting
  • Link to relevant documents is provided
  • The agenda is not just a copy of the agenda of a previous meeting
  • Liaison is establish with other relevant Groups
  • IG and WG sessions: the WG or IG status and current activities are briefly explained and the session content is relevant
  • BoF sessions: they are not expected to be used to deal with a subject on the medium term - this is the role of an Interest Group
  • BoF sessions: the topic is sufficiently distinct from the work of existing groups or BoFs held at recent plenaries