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22 March 2016 23812 reads

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) builds the social and technical bridges that enable open sharing and re-use of data.

The RDA vision is researchers and innovators openly sharing data across technologies, disciplines, and countries to address the grand challenges of society.

Becoming a member of RDA is simple and open to both individuals and organizations who subscribe to RDA's Guiding Principles of:

  • Openness – RDA community meetings and processes are open, and the deliverables of RDA Working Groups will be publicly disseminated.
  • Consensus – The RDA moves forward by achieving consensus among its membership. RDA processes and procedures include appropriate mechanisms to resolve conflicts.
  • Balance – The RDA seeks to promote balanced representation of its membership and stakeholder communities.
  • Harmonization – The RDA works to achieve harmonization across data standards, policies, technologies, infrastructure, and communities.
  • Community-driven – The RDA is a public, community-driven body constituted of volunteer members and organizations, supported by the RDA Secretariat.
  • Non-profit and technology-neutral - RDA does not promote, endorse, or sell commercial products, technologies, or services.


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