With over 14000 individual members from 150+ countries, RDA provides a neutral space where its members can come together to develop and adopt infrastructure that promotes data-sharing and data-driven research
A computer science engineer, Gianmaria Silvello is assistant professor (researcher, RTD/A) at Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padua. His research spans information retrieval evaluation, data models and structures, digital libraries and data publishing and citation.
He has published 90+ scientific papers in national and international venues.
The RDA Working Group on Data Citation (WG-DC) brings together a group of experts to discuss the issues, requirements, advantages and shortcomings of existing approaches for efficiently citing subsets of data. The WG-DC focuses on a narrow field where significant contributions can be made and provides prototypes and reference implementations. The Data Citation Working group recommendations are available at https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/data-citation-wg/outcomes/data-citation-recommendation.html. The WG-DC has now moved on into an adoption phase, supporting numerous data centers in implementing these recommendations and collecting feedback and lessons learned on the way.