RDA Organisational Assembly


Group details

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

RDA Organisational Assembly (includes OAB meetings)

full photo 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 Organisational Assembly meeting will take place on Thursday 21 September, in Montreal, Canada, at 13:30-16:30 local time (13:30-14:30 there will be a joint lunch with TAB). Draft agenda.

The last OA(B) call will take place on Tuesday 27 June, 21:00 UTC. Draft minutes.

The one to last OA(B) call took place on Thursda y 11 May 2017, 13:00-14:30 UTC. Draft minutes.

The last f2f meeting took place during the Barcelona Plenary on Tuesday 4 April 2017 14:00-16:00 local time. Draft 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



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

18 Sep 2017

P10 OA Agenda

Dear all,
I hope this finds you well, and with any luck either in or on your way to
Please find the agenda for the OA meeting linked here:
There are remote attendance options.
I have also copied it below, for your convenience. Please note the shared
luncheon with OA and TAB members, preceding the OA meeting. This will

14 Sep 2017

Organisational Assembly - Montreal


Plenary 10,  Montreal

Thursday 21 September 2017, 13:30-16:30 local time

Joint lunch with TAB - Usual Lunch Room  4th floor (Mont Royal I) - 13:30-14:30 (possibly joint TAB-OAB photo?)

Organisational Assembly meeting - Room Mansfield 6 - 14:30-16:30


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08 Aug 2017

Welcome new OA member: AGU

Dear Organisational Assembly (OA) Members,
I'd like to offer a warm welcome to our newest Organisational Assembly
member, the American Geophysical Union [*www.agu.org* ],
and its representative, Shelley Stall. We're happy to have you, and look
forward to working with you!
On behalf of the OAB,
Amy Nurnberger
Amy Nurnberger [*she/her(s)*], ORCID: 0000-0002-5931-072X

17 Jul 2017

Doodle for next OA(B) meeting in August and reminder for Montreal one

Dear all,
Please find below the link for the next OA(B) meeting, open to all OA members:
The different timings per day are due to the co-Chairs availabilities for this period (as I won't be available for part of August).
And for those of you coming to P10 in Montreal, Canada, don't forget to fill in the other doodle open (for the selection of timeslot):

11 Jul 2017

New WG for OA: DMP Common Standards

Hi Michael, Wouter, all,
We got a new case statement for WG entitled DMP Common Standards: https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/dmp-common-standards-wg
Based on the declared expertise, I see that you (among others..) are dealing with DMPs (tools and data management overall).
In case you are available to provide the OA commentary, please let me know. The procedure is explained here (for both recommendations and new WGs):

11 Jul 2017

Doodle for f2f OA in Canada

Dear all,
I have created the doodle for the face-to-face Organisational Assembly in Montreal:
The current options* available are the following (all at Montreal local time):
Monday afternoon (two possible slots), clashing with TAB/Chairs meeting and Funders Forum
Thursday afternoon (two possible slots, just after the plenary closing session), clashing with TAB Debrief session
Friday morning (although probably difficult as discussed in the last call)

26 Jun 2017

RE: [rda-oab] June OAB meeting agenda (27 June, 21:00 UTC)

Apologies. I will not make it.
Sent from my Windows Phone
From: fkara2
Sent: ‎26/‎06/‎2017 23:37
To: RDA Organisational Assembly
Cc: Amy Nurnberger (***@***.***); Kevin Ashley
Subject: Re: [rda-oab] June OAB meeting agenda (27 June, 21:00 UTC)
Dear all,
I would like to remind you that in less than 24 hours we are having our OA(B) meeting.

22 Jun 2017

AW: [rda-oab] June OAB meeting agenda (27 June, 21:00 UTC)

Dear all,
I will be on holiday, so I cannot attend.
However, please find attached a brief statement on the Bio Sharing WG paper.
Dr. Jan Brase
Head of Research and Development
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Göttingen State and University Library
D-37070 Göttingen
Papendiek 14 (Historical Building, room 2.213)
+49 551 39-33878 (Tel.)
+49 151 14909344 (mobile)
+49 551 39-33856 (Fax)

15 Jun 2017

June OAB meeting agenda (27 June, 21:00 UTC)

Dear all,
Please note that the draft agenda for the June meeting is now available for your comments:
Please let us know if you have other items to be included and review the actions.
Kind regards,
Fotis Karayannis, Dr. Eng.
RDA secretariat-OAB liaison
ATHENA Research Center
Phone: +30 211 1206 431
Mobile: +30 6945 878784