IG for Surveying Open Data Practices


Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
TAB Liaison: 
Dimitris Koureas
IG Established

Preparing for the 14th Plenary in Helsinki

Our session proposal has been accepted and will take place on Friday 25 October from 9.00-10.30.

Essentially, the session will revolve around 3 main topics of 30 minutes each

-          Using the Suave tool to store surveys, and discussion on how to use them and benefit from each other  – Ilya Zaslavsky will join us remotely

-          Geographical distribution and African perspective – followed by discussion. Contributions from David O'Brien and Louise Bezuidenhout

-          User perspective: policy and funder relevance – interaction with the audience to collect feedback. We anticipate external policy perspectives from Japan & Korea, and from the RDA-internal perspective.

The final agenda will follow shortly.


This IG started with a BoF session at the 10th RDA Plenary in Montreal in 2017. The minutes and powerpoint presentation of this session are available below. 

The IG Charter was approved in August 2018 and can be found below as well.

At the 12th Plenary in Gaborone the IG hosted a succesful session, which was well attended.

Presentations and minutes of the Gaborone session are available below.

The people who have indicated there interest, have been notified by mail.

We are preparing a session for the 14th Plenary in Helsinki, focusing on providing access to open data surveys, and extending our user cases.


Recent Activity

09 Oct 2019

P14 Session Chair Update

In preparation for Plenary 14 in Helsinki, please refer to the information presented below pertaining to your breakout sessions.


Remote Participation

  • Remote participation will be available in each meeting room through GoToMeeting, which will be running from the laptop provided by the University. By just opening your presentation on this laptop, remote attendees will be able to view your slides and hear you speak.

20 Sep 2019

Invitation to join us at the IG for Surveying Open Data Practices session at the 14th RDA in Helsinki

Dear all,

The 14th RDA Plenary is coming up soon. We are having a session there focusing on:

-          The Suave Tool to store surveys, and discussion on how to use them and benefit from each other (including internal feedback) – followed by discussion

15 Aug 2019

RDA's 14th plenary: Open Data Surveys: emerging findings, geographic coverage, user interests and converging questions

Dear Interest Group members,

Congratulations! Your session application Open Data Surveys: emerging findings, geographic coverage, user interests and converging questions has been approved.  

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.


14 Dec 2018

A questionnaire from the Research Data Architectures in Research Institutions IG

Dear Open Questionnaire for Research Data Sharing Survey IG co-chairs,
I attended the Questionnaire IG at Gaborone and was interested by the proposed work of the group, finally getting around to joining today. We've been putting together a questionnaire of our own in the RDARI IG that we would like to launch in early 2019 if possible. The idea behind our survey is to:
* Compare policies and practicalities between institutions
* Understand the state of the art when it comes to institutional architectures to support research data management