Active Organisational & Affiliate members
Becoming a member of RDA is simple and open to both individuals and organizations
Discover what RDA Working and Interest Groups and all other Groups are up to and find out how to join them. Explore Groups
With over 10000 members from 145 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
RDA in a Nutshell
Organisational & Affiliate Members
Become an Organisational Member
The Research Data Alliance accomplishes its mission primarily through Working and Interest Groups. Discover all of them and learn how to join.
Find your Group by topic & discipline
RDA Outputs are the technical and social infrastructure solutions that enable data sharing, exchange and interoperability
Discover them all
This whiteboard is open to all RDA discipline specialists willing to give a personal account of what data-related challenges they are facing and how RDA is helping them
Find your discipline
This is the Main Wiki page of the Best Practices for Making Data Findable Task Force
Task Force Co-Leads:
Anita de Waard
Siri Jodha Khalsa
This task force “Best Practices for Making Data Findable” aims to explore current practices of making data finable and to recommend best practices to the data community.
The task force identify three key actors involved in data discovery, they are:
The task force has drafted three best practices for each identified actor in their role to make data discoverable:
There is also an ongoing activity on
Environmental scanning of search features as offered by repositories (work-in-progress. Repository managers/developers are welcome to add their search features to the environmental scanning document.)
This task force will seek comments from the group members, other RDA IG/WG, and data community at large, and incorporate comments into final version.
This task force has a virtual meeting every four weeks. The notes from each meeting is available for the task force’s wiki page.