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The Council maintains the vision of RDA, ensuring the guiding principles of the organisation are maintained, and formally endorses RDA Working and Interest Groups and Recommendations.

The Council is responsible for the overall oversight, success, strategy, and sustainability of the RDA. The powers and authority of the Council are described in the RDA Governance Document. Details of the processes governing Council membership and responsibilities are described in the Organisational and Process Plan.

Elected Council Members also serve as Trustees for the RDA Foundation, an official Charity registered in England and Wales under Company Number 9021881. Details are described in the Foundation’s Articles of Association.

Membership

Council Members are nominated by a Nomination Committee and approved by the general RDA membership as described in the Organisational and Process Plan Document. In addition to the 9 elected members, the Council has one permanent representative from UKRI-STFC, and other consensus forming non-voting members representing the Organisational Advisory Board (OA and OAB), Regional Advisory Board (RAB), Technical Advisory Board (TAB), and the Secretary-General.

Elected Council Members serve three-year terms and may be reelected for a maximum of two consecutive terms. Two co-chairs serve offset two-year terms. Full details on the Council election processes, balancing criteria and procedures (updated in 2022) are available in the RDA Council Election Processes & Procedures 2023 document.

 


RDA Council 

Current Elected Council Members

Jill Benn

Co-Chair, RDA Council
University Librarian,
The University of Western Australia

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Wolfram Horstmann

Director,
State and University Library Goettingen
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Juan Bicarregui*

Head of Data Division,
Science and Technolgy Facilities Council, UKRI
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*RDA Council Non-voting consensus forming member representing STFC, RDA legal entity host.

 

Sarah Jones

Engagement Manager,
GEANT
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Ingrid Dillo 

Deputy director, Data Archiving and Networked Services
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Claudia Maria Bauzer Medeiros

Professor, University of Campinas,
Coordination of Special Programs, FAPESP
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Joyce Gosata Maphanyane

Researcher, 
University of Botswana
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Amy Nurnberger

Program Head for Data Management Services,
Massachussetts Institute of Technology
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Jason Haga

Chief Senior Research Scientist, 
Digital Architecture Promotion Center, AIST
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Lee Wilson

Co-Chair, RDA Council
Director of Research Data Managament,
Digital Research Alliance of Canada
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Council Rotation Schedule

Term expires 2024

Term expires 2025

Term expires 2026
Claudia Maria Bauzer Medeiros (2nd term) Jill Benn (2nd term) Joyce Gosata Maphanyane (2nd term)
Ingrid Dillo (2nd term) Lee Wilson Sarah Jones

Jason Haga (2nd term)

Amy Nurnberger

Wolfram Horstmann

     

 

Meetings

The Council meets three times per year—twice during or before RDA Plenaries and once between Plenaries, typically in May. Minutes of the meetings are available below:

 

Subcommittees

The Council has established several Council subgroups to assist in Council business and to advise Council in important areas. Subgroup members are appointed by Council and may include members outside of the official Council.

 

Emeritus Council members 

 

Fran Berman

Chair, RDA/US, Professor of Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Term ended 2019

 

Patrick Cocquet

Chief Executive Officer, Cap Digital cluster
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Term ended 2017

 

Tony Hey

Chief Data Scientist, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
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Term ended 2016

 

Bernard Minster

Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
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Term ended 2019

 

Satoshi Sekiguchi

Deputy Director General, Directorate for Information Technology and Electronics, AIST
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Term ended 2018

 

Michael Stanton

Director of Research and Development at the Brazilian NREN (RNP)
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Term ended 2018

 

Doris Wedlich 

Chief Science Officer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
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Term ended 2018

 

Ross Wilkinson 

Co-Chair, Director Global Strategy, Australian Research Data Commons
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Term ended 2019

 

John Wood

Advisory Board Chair, ATTRACT 
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Term ended 2017

 

Kay Raseroka

Independent consultant and Trainer, IFLA Building Strong Library Associations
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Term ended 2020

 

Mark Leggott

Director, International Relations, Digital Research Alliance of Canada 
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Term ended 2022

 

Sandra Collins

University Librarian, University College Dublin
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Term ended 2023

 

 

Edit Herczog

Managing Director, Vision & Values SPRL 
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Term ended 2023

 

Robert Hanisch

Director, National Institutes of Standards and Technology 
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Term ended 2023