RDA Organisational Assembly


Group details

Amy Nurnberger, Kevin Ashley
TAB Liaison: 
Andrew Treloar, Francoise Genova

RDA Organisational Assembly (includes OAB meetings)

full photo from Montrealphoto from Barcelona | photo from Denver | photo from Tokyo OA | photo from Paris OA | photo from San Diego OA |  photo from Amsterdam OA


The list of current Organisational Members and Affiliates can be found here.


This is the working space for the OA and includes all OAB meetings (before and after the election of the new OAB).

There is a separate private working space for the newly elected OAB

If your organisation is interested to join RDA as an Organisational Member you can join on-line via the forms below (after logging in with your RDA individual account). In case you don't have an RDA account, please first register here. You can get more information from the RDA secretariat liaison Fotis Karayannis and the OAB co-Chairs (Amy Nurnberger and Kevin Ashley) via e-mail at enquiries \at/ rd-alliance.org .


The role of OA in Expert Commentary and Adoptability: Process and Tools


JOIN AS ORGANISATIONAL MEMBER NOW - FILL IN ONE OF THE ON-LINE FORMS BELOW [either Organisational Membership Application form (default) or the Subscription one (for Libaries or other organisations for which is easier to pay subscriptions). Note that the new on-line forms include both the previous application form and the membership agreement in a single step].

On-line Membership Application form (NEW)

On-line Subscription Application form (NEW)



The next OA(B) meeting will take place on Tuesday, 5 December 2017, at 22:00 UTC.

The last OA(B) call took place on Tuesday, 7 November, 2017, at 13:00 UTC. Draft minutes

The last Organisational Assembly meeting took place on Thursday 21 September 2017, in Montreal, Canada. Minutes.


THE MAIN RELEVANT DOCUMENTS (document matrix) can be found in the matrix below. More information available here.


Document Owner Operational owner Relevant to OAB Schedule
RDA Foundation Articles of Association [link] RDA Council Secretariat, TAB, OAB Yes and influences all OAB work End of 2013
RDA Governance document [link] RDA Council Secretariat, TAB, OAB Yes Evolving through time
OA Scoping Document [link] OAB Secretariat, Secretary General Yes June 2014
RDA Organisational and Affiliate Member process [link] OAB and Secretariat Secretariat, Secretary General Yes and influences OAB work March 2014 (finalised)
RDA Organisational  Member application [on-line form] [old document link] OAB prepares and Council approves Secretariat, Secretary General Yes June 2014  (finalised)
RDA Organisational Member subscription application [on-line form] [old document link] OAB prepares and Council approves Secretariat, Secretary General Yes June 2014 (finalised)
RDA Organisational Member Agreement [link] Secretary General prepares and Council approves Secretariat, Secretary General Yes March 2014 (finalised)
RDA Organisational Subscription Agreement [link] Secretary General prepares and Council approves Secretariat, Secretary General Yes August 2014 (finalised)
RDA Affiliate Member Memorandum of Understanding [special cases only -criteria] OAB prepares and Council approves Secretariat, Secretary General Yes January 2014 (on a case by case basis)
Document to attract new Organisational and Affiliate Members [link] and [link] OAB and Secretary General Secretary General Good to have January 2014



40.  VC meeting, 7 November 2017 at 13:00 UTC

39. Organisational Assembly f2f meeting, 21 September 2017, Montreal, Canada, at 14:00 local time

38. VC meeting, 27 June 2017 at 21:00 UTC

37. VC meeting, 11 May 2017 at 13:00 UTC

36. Organisational Assembly f2f meeting, 4 April 2017, Barcelona, Spain, at 14:00 local time

35. VC meeting, 23 February 2017 at 21:00 UTC

34. VC meeting, 12 January 2017 at 14:00 UTC.

33. VC meeting, 1 December 2016 at 22:00 UTC.

32. VC meeting, 31 October 2016 at 13:00 UTC.

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

31. Organisational Assembly f2f meeting, 15 September 2016, Denver, Colorado.

  • Agenda and draft minutes: Open (14:00) and Closed (16:00) meetings (local times).

30. VC meeting, 1 September 2016 at 22:00 UTC.

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

29. VC meeting, 15 July 2016 at 12:00 UTC.

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

28. VC meeting, 12 May2016 at 22:00 UTC.

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

27. VC meeting, 14 April 13:00 UTC.

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

26. Organisational Assembly Face to face meeting, Tokyo, 1 March 2016

25. VC meeting, 9 February 2016 at 17:15 UTC.

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

24. VC meeting, 12 January 2016 at 22:00 UTC.

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

23. VC meeting, 2 December 2015, 23:00 UTC

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

22. VC meeting, 30 October 2015, 15:00 UTC

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

21. Face to face meetings at the 6th plenary in Paris, September 2015

20. VC meeting, 27 August 2015, 22:00 UTC

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

19. VC meeting, 30 July 2015, 14:00 UTC

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

18. VC meeting, 26 June 2015, 6:00 UTC

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

17. VC meeting, 28 May 2015, 21:00 UTC

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

16. VC meeting, 21 April 2015, 12:00 UTC

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

15. Face to face meeting at the 5th plenary in San Diego, 9 March 2015

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

14. VC meeting, 26 February 2015, 21:00 UTC

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

13. VC meeting, 22 January 2015, 13:00 UTC

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

12. VC meeting, 25 November 2014, 21:00 UTC

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

11. Face to face meeting at the 4th plenary in Amsterdam, 22 September 2014

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

10. VC meeting, Tuesday 8 July 2014, 22:00-24:00 UTC

  • Agenda and minutes [link]
  • Audio recording is available as a wmv file (working out how to refer to it- if you need it for the momment please send an e-mail to the RDA sect)

9. VC meeting, Thursday 12 June 2014, 11:00-13:00 UTC

  • Agenda and minutes [link]

8. VC meeting, Wednesday 14 May 2014, 22:00-24:00 UTC

7. VC meeting, Monday 14 April 2014, 12:00PM-2:00PM (GMT+1)

6. Face to face Organisational Assembly at the 3rd Plenary, 26 March 2014

  • Agenda and other material for the meeting are [here]:
  • Notes of meeting are at [Freelinking: unknown plugin indicator "path"]

5. VC Meeting, Monday 17 March 2014 at 16:00 GMT

4. VC Meeting, Wednesday, 5 February 2014 at 16:00 GMT

3. VC Meeting Wednesday, 8 January 2014 at 16:00 GMT

2. VC Meeting Tuesday, 26 November 2013 at 16:00 GMT

1. VC Meeting 12. November 2013

Recent Activity

23 Nov 2017

OA meeting at Plenary 11, Berlin

Dear RDA OA members,
I wanted to let you know that, according to the current planning, Plenary
11 in Berlin will run from Wednesday 21st of March to Friday 23rd of March
at about lunchtime (13:30 approx., though the exact closing time may still
change slightly).
The OA meeting has been tentatively scheduled for Friday the 23rd in the
afternoon, after the Plenary closes, similar to the way the meeting was
held in Montreal. This will be added to the programme outline once the
outline gets published on the RDA Web site.

21 Nov 2017

December OA(B) meeting

[Calendar invitation]
To: RDA Organisational Assembly <***@***.***-groups.org>
Cc: Kevin Ashley <***@***.***>; Amy Nurnberger (***@***.***) <***@***.***>; Amy Nurnberger (***@***.***) <***@***.***>
Subject: [rda-oab] December OA(B) meeting: Tuesday 5 December 22:00 UTC
[Calendar invitation will follow]
Dear all,

21 Nov 2017

December OA(B) meeting: Tuesday 5 December 22:00 UTC

[Calendar invitation will follow]
Dear all,
Following the new pattern of OA(B) calls on the first Tuesday of the month, the next call will take pace on Tuesday 5 December at 22:00 UTC.
Gotomeeting link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/410329509
All the best,
Local Time
Time Zone
UTC Offset
San Diego (USA - California)
Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 14:00:00
UTC-8 hours
Denver (USA - Colorado)

21 Nov 2017

Next OAB elections - call for nominations

Thanks Fabrizio,
We will certainly miss you and BSC from the OA(B).
By now we got confirmations from Amy, Kevin and Raphael who will continue; thanks to all!
But since we will miss Malcolm and Fabrizio and we have two more seats empty (to reach the 10 members of OAB without the industrial reps), we have a total number of 4 seats available. Members with one more year to go are Guru, Jason and Juan.

14 Nov 2017

Research Data Collections Recommendation now available in the RfC box

Dear Raphael and Siddeswara,
The Research Data Collections Recommendation package is now available for community review including the OAB commentary.
You can find it under https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/research-data-collections-wg/outcomes/...
The OA template for the Output commentary can be found at:

07 Nov 2017

Next OAB elections - process and timeline

Dear all,
Today the updated process for the next OAB has been fixed (see excerpt from the minutes below).
All current OAB members should express their interest for reelection by the 17th of November
All new candidates should submit their nominations along with a motivation statement and two seconding statements from OA members by the end of November.
(Note that the seconding statement should be a simple “I second the nomination of ‘full name’ as OAB member).

07 Nov 2017

Draft minutes and actions from today's meeting

Dear all,
You can find the draft minutes from today's meeting in https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/rda-organisational-assembly/wiki/oab-n...
Actions are also copied below. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday the 5th of December (exact timing to be fixed by the co-Chairs but it will be around 21:00 UTC).
Best wishes,
Action Raphael: Provide the OA feedback to AoK and report back in the next meeting.

02 Nov 2017

Next RDA OA(B) meeting scheduled - 2017-11-07 13:00 UTC - Agenda

Dear all,
As you may have noticed already, the agenda for the meeting next week is available at https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/rda-organisational-assembly/wiki/oab-n... (including connection details also pasted below). If you want to bring up for discussion anything else, please let us know. I will send a calendar request in a next message.
Kind regards,
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

18 Oct 2017

Next RDA OA(B) meeting scheduled - 2017-11-07 13:00 UTC

The next online meeting of the RDA OAB is now scheduled for Tuesday November 7th
at 13:00 UTC. This is the first of a series of meetings which your co-chairs
intend to schedule at a regular slot in each month, the first Tuesday. The
time slots for meetings will continue to rotate to favour different geographical
We're treating the regular meeting slots as an experiment for a few months to
avoid the delays in scheduling meetings which we've had previously. We're
already aware that it will need to vary at times. January's meeting, for