Archives and Records Professionals for Research Data IG


Group details

Secretariat Liaison:
TAB Liaison: 
Helen Glaves
Case Statement: 
IG Established

The objective of this group is to explore the areas where the principles and practices in the information disciplines of archives, records management, and research data curation overlap and where they diverge. Examining alignments in theoretical frameworks, practical implementations, and goals among these information disciplines and determining areas where practitioners across them can learn from each other could lead to the development of a vibrant community of information professionals working across different domains.

The group has met for the first time during the RDA 6th Plenary meeting in Paris, September 2015. 

Session overview available here

Recent Activity

04 Sep 2019

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24 Jun 2019

Plenary 14 Session Submission Deadline Is Thursday!

With Plenary 14 (P14) scheduled to occur from October 23-25, the deadline for session submission is this Thursday, 27 June at 16:00 UTC.

Submissions for meeting sessions are open to working groups, interest groups, joint groups and birds of feather (BoF) meetings.

Please note, however, submissions are accepted from group chairs only. If you submit a session request for a group, please notify the other chairs of that group.

16 May 2019

Plenary 14: Call for Sessions, Collocated Events, Posters and Registration Now Open!

Taking place from 23-25 October 2019, the 14th RDA Plenary will take place in Dipoli, the nature-immersed building of Aalto University, Helsinki, in Finland, “one of the happiest countries in the world”, states Per Öster, CSC-IT Center For Science Director and Co-Chair of the P14 Programme Committee.


19 Feb 2019

FW: Last chance to give feedback on the NDSA Levels of Preservation

Hi everyone,
You might be interested in providing feedback for the proposed revision of the NDSA Levels of Preservation documentation (see below). This is something we had discussed in our group at previous RDA plenaries so I know it is relevant to many of us!
Best regards,
- Show quoted text -From: Archivists, conservators and records managers. [mailto:***@***.***] On Behalf Of Jenny Mitcham
Sent: 18 February 2019 20:06
To: ***@***.***

25 Apr 2018

TABULA 2018: The Historical Archives of the Future - CALL FOR PAPERS

Dear all,
A new call for Tabula is open. Tabula is the Journal of Archivists Association of Castile and Leon (ACAL, Spain). It is distributed around of Spain and Latinoamerica and it is always looking for new topics or perspectives on Archives. You can see other volumes of Tabula at
Below you will find information about the topic of the Tabula 2018: The Historical Archives of the Future

24 Apr 2018

Maturity and Resourcing Survey for Digital Preservation

Thought this might be of interest to our group....
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sarah.Mason <***@***.***>
Date: Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 6:38 AM
Subject: [rda-edu-ig] Maturity and Resourcing Survey for Digital
To: Education and Training on handling of research data IG <
The *Digital Preservation Oxford and Cambridge (DPOC)* project in
collaboration with the *Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC)* has developed

13 Apr 2018

Slides and Meeting notes from Berlin Plenary

Hello Everyone,
Just checking in to share the slides and meeting notes from our Joint
Session with the Libraries for Research Data Interest Group at the recent
RDA Plenary in Berlin.
The google doc for the meeting notes is currently in edit mode, please add
or correct any content in the next week or so. After that I will change