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.


Europe National Node

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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.


Node starter kit
RDA Europe Node programme materials
RDA general materials

Recent Activity

17 May 2019

Update / reminder about the RDA Europe Open Calls: Ambassadors deadline & Plenary 14 calls launch

Dear all,
This is a quick update / reminder about the RDA Europe Open Calls, hopefully of interest to you:
--> Domain Ambassadors Call for applications closes on 20th May, 17:00 CEST.
In this 2nd and final wave, the RDA Europe Ambassador programme offers and additional 6 grants of a maximum of €7,000 each.

13 May 2019

RDA EU national activities - Community survey

Dear all,
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
Login is not required, you can also provide feedback anonymously.
Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions.

23 Apr 2019

15th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) - CFP - (17 - 20 February 2020, Dublin)

Dear all,
DRI is co-hosting the next edition of the International Digital curation Conference in Dublin from the 17 to 20 February 2020.
The Call for Papers is now open. Please find all the details below. We hope you will join us!
The 15th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC)
Collective Curation: the many hands that make data work

01 Apr 2019

RDA P13 live streaming and remote access

Dear all,
If you are not attending RDA Plenary 13 in Philadelphia, please note that plenary sessions will be live-streamed at the following link: https://cdn.digitalservices.online/RDA2019/
P13 starts at 9:00 EDT (14:00 GMT, 15:00 CET) tomorrow, 2 April 2019.
In addition, remote access instructions for individual sessions are linked at the top of each session page: https://www.rd-alliance.org/rda-13th-plenary-programme

13 Feb 2019

Registration open for RDA 13th Plenary, Poster session and RDA EU Adoption grants

Dear RDA Ireland group members,
We would like to share with you a few updates related to the RDA 13th Plenary and the RDA Europe Adoption grants:
RDA 13th Plenary - 2-4 April 2019 in Philadelphia, US
* Draft programme available online https://www.rd-alliance.org/rda-13th-plenary-programme it includes the Working and Interest group breakout sessions and the collocated and associated events agenda

04 Feb 2019

Kind reminder: deadline for RDA EU ECRs and Expert grants - 5th of February at 17:00 CET

Dear RDA in Ireland group members,
We wanted to kindly remind you that you can still apply for one of the 7 RDA Early Career Researchers and 5 RDA Expert grants available to support travel to the 13th RDA Plenary meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US. Both Calls will close tomorrow, 5th of February at 17:00 CET. To find our more and apply please visit https://grants.rd-alliance.org/

25 Jan 2019

RDA EU Early Careers & Experts Webinar, FAIR report briefing @ RIA and the RDA Survey on Researcher Engagement With Data Management

Dear RDA in Ireland group members,
We wanted to share with you a few updates hopefully of interest to you.
RDA Europe webinar on the Early Career and Expert grants – Presentation and Recording now online!