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Interest Groups

Interest Groups develop brief charters that go through a review process before the group is endorsed by RDA. RDA endorsement is dependent upon the Interest Group serving as a platform for communication and coordination among individuals, outside and within RDA, with shared interests. They produce important deliverables such as surveys, reports, and Working Group Case Statements.

These groups require international participation and a demonstrated community, and not aiming to promote specific projects or technologies. They are long-term initiatives within the RDA, remaining in operation as long as they remain active, subject to periodic evaluation of their activity and its relevance to RDA aims.

An IG may be declared inactive for a variety of reasons. IGs that have shown no activity for 1 year will initially be contacted by a member of the RDA Secretariat or the RDA Technical Advisory Board to see if RDA can help re-invigorate the group.

In terms of function and outcomes, Interest Groups may do one or more of the following:

Create or Join an Interest Group