To be adaptive to an ever-changing data and research landscape, RDA seeks to be an agile organisation responding to change whle continually planning for an impactful future. As per the RDA Governance Document, Strategic Planning and the development of the RDA Strategic Plan is the responsibility of Council, but it is critical that the broader RDA community engage in the discussion, development, and implementation of RDA's future directions.
This site serves as a communications hub for sharing plans and ideas leading to a clear directions plan that informs clear and concrete community actions for the next few years.
This particular initiative was launched with a meeting convened in San Diego coincident with the Fifth RDA Plenary, on Saturday 7th March for the purposes of Future Directions for RDA consultation. The report from that meeting wil provide the basis for planning and community activites between now and Plenary 6, 23-25 September 2015.
The schedule lays out the status of various community engagement activities in the coming months, but Council welcomes comment on the report at any time. Members are also welcome to join the Planning Group running the process if they are willing to contribute.
|Workshop Report Posted||Sandra, Fran, Walter, Ross||March||Done|
|Develop, conduct, and analyze member survey on priorities||Larry, Inna, Mark, Timea, Hilary, Kathy, Walter||April/May||In Progress|
|Initial survey testing and analysis||Francoise, Ingrid, Juan||May||planned early June|
|Draft report/slide deck||Sandra, Fran, Walter, Ross||July||Met 6 June|
|Final survey analysis||Inna, Francoise, Ingrid, Juan||30 June||See report|
|Webinars and discussion fora||
Asia Pacific: Ross, Mark:
24 August — 12:00 Melbourne Time (02:00 UTC)
EMEA: Sandra, Mark:
3 September — 14:00 Paris Time (12:00 UTC)
Americas: Fran, Mark:
9 September — 13:00 New York Time (17:00 UTC)
|August and Early Sept.||webinars|
|Analyse feedback||Fran, Ross, Walter Sandra, Hilary, Kathy, Stefanie||mid Sept|
|Revise slides||Sandra, Fran, Walter, Ross||Sept 21|
|Present at P6 to test consensus||Sandra, Fran, Walter, Ross||Sept 21|
|Review final draft||John, Kay, Beth, Carole, Tony, Satoshi, Michael||early Oct.|
|Approve and release final document||Council||January||Final Document|