Dear Biodiversity Data Integration IG members,
Disciplinary groups play a pivotal role in the RDA ecosystem. Not only they provide a mechanism for engaging with the outputs of the RDA community, they are instrumnetal in providing input to the cross-cutting technical and socio-cultural groups.The number disciplinary groups has significantly increased over the last few years, from a handful (the biodiversity community was there from the start) to around 20 Interest Groups.
The Biodiversity group has been one of the pioneering groups in RDA, focusing from the outset on linking the wider communities of practice in the domain with experts and other communities within RDA.
Since 2013, when the group formed, our domain has gone a long way. New (and many pre-existing) challenges are lying ahead, but we now operate in a much more intergated and holsitic manner than ever before. The rapid development of international, regional and national research infrastructures is also an indication of the maturity of our domain.
After five years, BDI needs to adjust its charter and move ahead with a renewed agenda and priorities. To do so it is importnat to give the opportunity to new people to co-lead the group.
To that end I would like to invite you to declare your interest to co-chair the BDI IG.
An application form is now open and until Fri 8 June at https://goo.gl/forms/TGlxZ0DpP7Z9ueZI2
BDI IG co-chair & RDA TAB member