06 November 2019
The Research Data Alliance (RDA) Foundation is a non-profit charitable organisation registered as a legal entity in the UK and is the official and legal representative of the RDA community as a whole. The RDA Foundation provides the core business operations of RDA and represents RDA globally. The RDA Secretary General works directly for the RDA Foundation and is the company CEO. The Secretary General’s responsibilities include leadership of RDA’s membership, effective management of the RDA organisation, engagement with RDA stakeholders and organisations, and sustainable stewardship of a dynamic, active, and high-impact community. The Secretary General reports to the RDA Council and works closely with all members of the RDA community. The Secretary General is also responsible for the organisational structure and management of the RDA Foundation, working closely with the RDA Council Finance Subcommittee to ensure financial stability.
In April 2020, the RDA Foundation ASBL (RDAF BE) was established in Belgium (Enterprise No. 0745917132) with its legal headquarters in Boulevard Louis Schmidt 24, 1040 Etterbeek, Belgium. The RDAF ASBL is a non profit organisation whose mission is to support the Research Data Alliance community in Europe. The RDA Global Secretary General, Hilary Hanahoe, is CEO and the European Council Members, Sandra Collins, Ingrid Dillo and Edit Herczog are Trustees together with Hilary Hanahoe.