Training & Webinars

The digital change and the huge increase of volume and complexity of data will revolutionize science and industry. 

To make sense of this evolving and complex landscape, and to make sure the work done has a high impact, RDA will continue to provide training opportunities.

RDA offers a series of training webinars, face-to-face workshops, hackathons/datathons partly organized as “summer schools” and special meetings on request. The topics will be primarily related with RDA recommendations and outputs, but it will also address general topics facilitating data sharing and re-use, interviews with notable people and information sessions such as reports from RDA plenaries. 

In case that you are unable to attend a webinar: All webinars will be recorded, and the videos will be published shortly after the event. They are available in the Past Webinars section of this website.


Please use the registration form to sign up for the webinars. The webinar access link will be provided upon registration. Specific information will be provided for participation to the face-to-face and hackathon events.

Technical details

For converting the webinar time into your local time zone, you may use e.g. time bie or time and date.

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Upcoming events

Date & time Topic Presenters Type Organiser
16 August 2017, 13:00 UTC What is RDA and Why Should I attend the 10th Plenary in Montreal? Mark Leggott
Yolanda Meleco
Ingrid Dillo
Lynn Yarmey
Webinar Research Data Alliance
8 September 2017, 15:00 CEST

Metadata as Standard: improving Interoperability through the Research Data Alliance

    Alex Ball





    The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is an international organization working to develop best practices in data sharing and data-driven innovation. For the first time the RDA Plenary will be held in Canada, in Montreal, September 18-22. Join your colleagues in the data management community for the latest RDA and RDC Webinars to learn more about RDA and why you should attend the 10th anniversary Plenary. Speakers will include Yolanda Meleco, Mark Leggott, Ingrid Dillo and Lynn Yarmey. August 16, 13:00-14:00 Eastern Daylight Time.


    For feedback, questions or suggestions concerning the RDA Europe training activities or concerning the content of the presented webinars, please get in contact with the RDA Europe Helpdesk.