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RDA Group Directory

The Research Data Alliance accomplishes its mission primarily through Working Groups, Interest Groups and Communities of Practice. In order to allow new members to understand what technical and social infrastructure solutions RDA groups are developing, and which scientific disciplines may benefit RDA Group outcomes, this filter has been created to allow you identify which RDA group(s) might be more useful for your research.
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Preservation e-Infrastructure IG
Stage: IG Established
Chair(s): David Giaretta, Jamie Shiers
Status: Recognised & Endorsed The purpose of the PeIIG is to reach wide agreement on the e-Infrastructure services which are needed to help repositories to preserve their data holdings, to ensure the interoperability of service implementations, and to build trust of service providers. Such distributed services supporting interoperability, including those that support continued usability, authenticity,…
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UPC Code for Data IG
Status: Pending Action This Interest Group focuses on universal product codes for data.
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RDA/WDS Publishing Data IG
Stage: IG Established
Chair(s): Todd Carpenter, Michael Diepenbroek, Eefke Smit, Jonathan Tedds, Rorie Edmunds
Status: Recognised & Endorsed Joint RDA/WDS IG The Publishing Data Interest Group brings together all stakeholders involved in publishing research data including researchers, discipline specific and institutional data repositories, academic publishers, funders and service providers. Every effort will be made to get a good representation from related international programmes, their working groups and other private…
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Data in Context IG
Stage: IG Established
Chair(s): Keith Jeffery, Rebecca Koskela
Research is a global ecosystem employing multiple stakeholders. The UK Digital Curation Center (DCC) developed a lifecycle approach to manage data – encompassing both a linear sequence of work stages as well as the cyclic repetition of specific tasks. It recognizes conceptualization, creation, access and usage, appraisal and selection, disposal, ingestion, preservation, reappraisal, storage, access…
Community of Practice
IGAD Community of Practice
Stage: CoP Established
Chair(s): Cynthia Parr, Debora Drucker, Valeria Pesce, Piotr Zaborowski, Marina Razmadze
The Improving Global Agricultural Data (IGAD) Community of Practice, formerly called The Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD), came to life in Gothenburg (Göteborg, Sweden) in 2013 at the beginning of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) and has since grown to include over 260 registered members, from across continents. IGAD is a domain-oriented interest group…
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Engagement IG
Chair(s): Inna Kouper, Andrew Maffei
Status: Recognised & Endorsed The global data use and sharing will be robust and sustainable only with the engagement and participation of diverse interesed audiences, including researchers, curators, administrators, and IT professionals. The Engagement Interest Group is a collaborative whose purpose is to stimulate broader awareness of data openness and exchange as well as to…
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RDA Management
RDA Management Organic Group
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Council Liaison
Council Liaison
Coordination Group
RDA Council Private
Chair(s): Ingrid Dillo, Mark Leggott
This is a private space accessible only by Council including Council observer members and the Secretariat liaison for keeping Council records. Next Telecon 19 December 2018, 20:00 UTC Next Meeting Plenary 13, Philadelphia, April 2019 - day and time TBC Resources: Meeting Minutes Subcommittees Task List Chairs and Secretary General Telecon minutes (old)
Coordination Group
RDA Technical Advisory Board (TAB)
Chair(s): Mingfang Wu, Raphael Cóbe
Helpful links for TAB members Group information WG and IG Status Page on RDA website - this gives you a table of WGs and IGs, group review status, and Liaisons Chair emails RDA in a Nutshell: Version updated every month on Who is RDA Reviewing How to review Interest Group Charters How to review Working…
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RDA Organisational Advisory Board Task Force (OAB TF)
RDA Organisational Advisory Board Task Force (OAB TF) This space is currently used by the OAB Task Force, preparing for the OA Task force is: Fran Berman Juan Bicarregui Jan Brase Leif Laaksonen Larry Lannom Walter Stewart Ross Wilkinson Regular meetings every week. Links to past and future meetings (all are London 13:00 BST, Washington…
Coordination Group
Working and Interest Group Chairs
This is a group dedicated to all the Working and Interest Group Chairs Resources This group has a shared WG/IG Chairs Google Folder There is also a shared document dealing with how to run effective meetings to which all are invited to contribute. Chairs and TAB Meetings 2023 -03-23 TAB Meets Chairs at P20 (1630…