RDA is an international volunteer member-based organisation and as such encourages the initiative and support of its members across the globe to animate their community on a national level. RDA Europe national node are part of the RDA Europe support programme whose aim is to interact with researchers and innovators in the local language, offering them a platform for exchange of information pertinent to the RDA and their activities and in strict compliance with RDA's guiding principles of Openness, Transparency, Consensus-based, Community driven, Harmonisation and Non-profit. The national pages should not be interpreted as an official representation of the Research Data Alliance in any country or any organisation unless this is specifically stated.

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This is the web page for the Irish National RDA Node. We are delighted that the National Library of Ireland is the Irish National RDA Node, which means that the National Library of Ireland is responsible for the support and promotion of RDA activities in Ireland. Please visit www.nli.ie to learn more about the National Library of Ireland.

We work very closely with the Digital Repository of Ireland (www.dri.ie ) who are a partner in the current RDA EU grant, and a leader in the area of Research Data Management particularly in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

We co-organised the third RDA Plenary meeting in Dublin in 2014, and continue to promote RDA in Ireland and also abroad. This working area connects researchers working with research data in Ireland, and enables them to interconnect with broader RDA activities through e.g. RDA Working and Interest Groups. We are happy to engage with researchers, research communities and private sector actors, regarding getting involved in RDA, and testing and adopting RDA outputs and recommendations. We have a particular focus on library, archives and digital humanities activities.

Feel free to register by clicking on the 'Join' link on the right and share your own updates via posts to the mailing list or group calendar.


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Recent Activity

02 Oct 2019

RDA Ireland Meet The Expert: Prof. Willie Donnelly - 09 October 2019, 13:00 - Open Science, Open Innovation & Citizen Science

Dear all,
We would like to welcome you to the upcoming Meet the Experts talk with Prof. Willie Donnelly
Date: 09 October 2019, 13:00
Venue: National Library of Ireland – Main Building, 7-8 Kildare Street, Dublin 2, D02 P638
’The Role Of Open Science, Open Innovation And Citizen Science In Creating More Inclusive And Sustainable Societies’

16 Aug 2019

RDA EU Experts & Early Career grants for RDA 14th Plenary - deadline today 17:00 CEST

Dear all,
We are sending you a kind reminder regarding the RDA EU Expert and Early Career grants.
The deadline for applications is today, 16 August, 17:00 CEST.
RDA Europe is offering up to 9 Early Careers and 7 Experts grants designed to support participation to the 14th RDA Plenary meeting (23-25 October 2019, Helsinki, Finland) including the EOSC

23 Jul 2019

RDA Ireland updates: Meet the Expert lecture by Ingrid Dillo on FAIR Data in the HSS, Adoption Webinar on DPMs and grants for Early Careers and Experts

Dear all,
We’d like to share a few updates and reminders will you:
-->“Meet the Expert” lecture: Dr. Ingrid Dillo - FAIR Data In The Social Sciences And Humanities: From FAIRytale To FAIR Enough
31 July 2019, 13:00, at the National Library of Ireland
Dr. Dillo will talk about research data management and the concepts of FAIR and TRUST in the context of the social sciences and humanities.

11 Jul 2019

Ireland's National Framework on the Transition to an Open Research Environment launched - RDA Ireland and NLI among contributing and endorsing organisations

Dear all,
We are glad to share with you the news of the official launch of Ireland’s National Framework on the Transition to an Open Research Environment.
The National Framework is the culmination of the hard work and collaboration of all members of the National Open Research Forum (NORF) including the National Library of Ireland, the RDA Ireland coordinating organisation. NLI and RDA Ireland are both part of the initial group of organisations endorsing the plan.

27 Jun 2019

Remote participation to the Workshop on RDA outputs and adoption - 3 July 2019

Dear all,
Our Greek colleagues are organising a workshop dedicated to the RDA Outputs and Adoption.
Remote participation is open to everybody and we encourage you to join. Find out more below:
Workshop on RDA outputs and adoption
Wednesday 3 July 2019, 11:00 -16:00 EEST (starting 09:00 GMT / 10:00 CEST)

20 Jun 2019

RDA Recommendations & Outputs - adoption in the data lifecycle

Dear all,
We would like to share with you a short and hopefully very useful presentation of the RDA Recommendations and Outputs mapped to the research data lifecycle:
The video of the overview given at the RDA 13th Plenary is available here https://youtu.be/41Zx5xPRT_I?t=1935 (starting 32:15)

31 May 2019

DRI is hiring! Education and Outreach Manager

Dear all,
The Digital Repository of Ireland is hiring an Education and Outreach Manager!
Please note the short deadline of 13th June at NOON.
The Education and Outreach Manager is an important role at the DRI, having responsibility for the external presentation and communications of DRI, DRI publicity and advocacy, developing the DRI end-user base, and leading the skills and training programme for the benefit of our stakeholders and the wider Irish digital archiving community. Full time, 16-month role with possibility of renewal.
Key responsibilities

28 May 2019

Reminder | RDA EU national activities - Community survey

Dear all,
This is a kind reminder to fill in the RDA EU national activities survey.
Your feedback is much appreciated.
RDA Europe is running a short community survey to help us improve support activities at national level in the future.
It only takes 3-5 minutes to complete it and we would very much appreciate your input on this.
Survey available at https://www.rd-alliance.org/rda-europe-national-nodes-community-survey

24 May 2019

Upcoming RDA IE Meet the Experts lectures: Derek Greene and Ingrid Dillo - Register now for the talks!

Dear all,
We kindly invite you to join us for the upcoming RDA Ireland Meet the Expert lectures hosted by the National Library of Ireland:
Dr. Derek Greene - Empowering Humanities Scholars To Better Explore Our Cultural Past, 14 June 2019, 13:00