RDA in Australia


Group details

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This is a working area dedicated to RDA-related activities, updates and events in Australia.


If you would like to contribute to the group or receive all RDA in Australia updates, please register by clicking on the green "Join Group" button on the right. You will then be automatically subscribed to the group mailinglist.


Please also feel free to share your own events and activities via posts to the mailinglist, by creating Wiki pages, or by adding to the group calendar. You can also email stefanie.kethers<at>ardc.edu.au if you would like information included in this group.


Some useful information

Information about upcoming RDA events in Australia

RDA 15th Plenary Meeting, 18-20 March 2020, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

The 15th RDA Plenary meeting will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 18-20 March 2019, co-located with C3DIS, which will be held from 16-18 March.

Please see the RDA Plenary 15 page, which will be updated regularly, for more information.


At eResearch Australasia 2019 (which takes place at the same time as the 14th RDA Plenary in Helsinki), Keith Russell will be giving a talk on "Reaping the benefits of the Research Data Alliance in Australia" on Thursday, 24 October, 11:20 - 11:40 in room Boulevard B3.

Specific topics of interest

Data Management Plans

CoreTrustSeal Certification

  • Publishers and funders are increasingly looking at data being deposited in certified Trusted Data Repositories. This came, for example, out of the European Commission Expert Group on FAIR data (p.12, 14, 17; Recommendation 9, 20 p.15, 17) and publisher and community signing of the AGU Enabling FAIR data commitment statement. To help organisations have trustworthy data repositories, particularly the CoreTrustSeal certification, ARDC has been bringing together a community of practice. By sharing experiences and documents through the community of practice, effort will be reduced for all involved to gain CoreTrustSeal certification.  ARDC has already worked with CSIRO, the National Imaging Facility and Australian Data Archive to achieve CoreTrustSeal certification in 2016-2018. 
  • For more detail, please visit https://bit.ly/2ROY38F.