Final call for European Organisations to become RDA National Nodes
RDA Europe, the European plug-in to the Research Data Alliance, is expanding its network of national nodes. Currently nineteen, (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK) the national nodes aim to foster adoption of RDA outputs in the region.
Nodes engage with research communities, support national agendas and contribute to the EU Open Science Strategy to ensure capillary uptake of RDA principles and outputs and aim to increase the participation in RDA globally. If your organisation is working to enable open sharing of data and is based in a country not covered by an existing RDA national node, apply to the RDA Europe third and final call for new nodes.
How to become a node: the final call for national node grants
To become a node, your organisation must apply for a grant (grants.rd-alliance.org) to set up and manage a new RDA EU National Node, and develop and implement a broad-based and representative action plan aligned with RDA’s global vision and with national and European agendas. Funding will be assigned via a cascading grants mechanism. This third and final call plans to award grants to three new national nodes (maximum €22.400 each).
Supporting European Open Science and fostering uptake of RDA outputs
The current network of RDA Europe national nodes consists of nineteen nodes. RDA nodes are vital links between the global research data community that convenes at RDA, and the national research community. The growing network of National Nodes, funded by the RDA Europe 4.0 project can leverage their work on the growing RDA Europe 4.0 network of domain specific RDA ambassadors, adoption projects, RDA ECRs and Experts. The nodes can liaise with the RDA Europe grantees to work on support national agendas and contribute to the European Open Science Strategy, ensuring capillary uptake of RDA principles and outputs and aim to increase the participation in RDA globally.
What do nodes do?
Nodes play a dual role in representing their communities in RDA, and promoting engagement with RDA across the communities they serve. This involves but is not limited to:
- Acting as a central contact point between national/regional data practitioners and RDA,fostering a diverse data community by engaging a wide range of stakeholders across domains;
- Contributing to the definition of research data policies at a national and/or regional level and ensuring alignment with the Open Science developments at the European level
- Raising awareness of RDA activities, events and funding calls, and encouraging involvement and promoting and supporting data management best practices, standards and solutions;
- Consolidating and increasing the adoption of RDA outputs, recommendations and ICT Technical Specifications by targeted activities, profiling potential use cases across all scientific domains and organisations;
- Developing robust sustainability plans and business models to ensure node continuation after initial RDA Europe 4.0 funding;
- Application period closes -
16 August 201911 September 2019!
- Notification of results - 27 September 2019
For any queries related to your application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org