RDA Organisational Assembly


Group details

TAB Liaison: 
Andrew Treloar, Francoise Genova

RDA Organisational Assembly (includes OAB meetings)

Full photo from Berlin | photo from Montreal | 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 last Organisational Assembly meeting took place in Berlin, on Friday 23 March, at 14:00 local time (13:00 UTC). Draft minutes 

The last OA(B) meeting took place on Tuesday 6 February, at 07:00 UTC. Draft minutes

The one to last OA(B) meeting took place on Tuesday 16 January 2018, at 12:00 UTC. 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



44.  Organisational Assembly f2f meeting, Berlin, Germany, 23 March 2017 at 14:00 local time (13:00 UTC)

43.  VC meeting, 6 Februray 2017 at 07:00 UTC

42.  VC meeting, 16 January 2017 at 12:00 UTC

41.  VC meeting, 5 December 2017 at 22:00 UTC

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

05 Apr 2018

RDA New Council Members

Dear RDA Organisational Members,
I hope you are all well.
As voting by the members on the Council slate closed yesterday (4th April),
I am delighted to let you know that the slate has been accepted and we
welcome Ingrid Dillo, Jason Haga and Claudia Maria Bauzer Medeiros as our
new council members.
For those of you who do not know them all more information is available at

26 Feb 2018

RDA Outputs survey and BoF at Plenary 11

Dear all,
The Research Data Alliance (RDA) launched in 2013, and the Outputs of the
RDA community are driving changes all over the data landscape. However,
there is much more that can be done to support greater impact from RDA
Outputs (by which we mean both Recommendations and Supporting Outputs).
Recently, a group of RDA members from different stakeholder groups
including Secretariat, group chairs, TAB, OA, and RDA/US came together to
discuss how we can work with the RDA community to advance the uptake of RDA

06 Feb 2018

Draft minutes from February 2018 meeting

Dear all,
The draft minutes from today's meeting are available in https://rd-alliance.org/group/rda-organisational-assembly/wiki/oab-febru...
I copy the actions below.
Action Kevin: to circulate the first draft text on the Council Governance document on OA-OAB
Action Kevin: to inform OAB of RDA discussions with regards to RDA as a standardisation body that took place at the RDA informal Chairs meeting in Gaithersburg (as minutes become available)

06 Feb 2018

February 2018 OA(B) meeting: Tuesday 6 January 07:00 UTC

S+ calendar invitation
- Show quoted text -From: Fotis Karagiannis
Sent: Saturday, February 3, 2018 5:35 AM
To: RDA Organisational Assembly <***@***.***-groups.org>
Subject: February 2018 OA(B) meeting: Tuesday 6 January 07:00 UTC
[Calendar invitation follows]
Dear all!
As decided in the last call, the next OAB call (open to all OA members) will take pace on Tuesday 6 February at 07:00 UTC

03 Feb 2018

February 2018 OA(B) meeting: Tuesday 6 January 07:00 UTC

[Calendar invitation follows]
Dear all!
As decided in the last call, the next OAB call (open to all OA members) will take pace on Tuesday 6 February at 07:00 UTC
Gotomeeting link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/410329509 (it will stay the same for all future meetings)
The draft agenda is available at https://rd-alliance.org/group/rda-organisational-assembly/wiki/oab-febru...

26 Jan 2018

RE: [rda-oab] Re: [rda-oab] Council Sustainability and Funding subcommittee - 1st meeting...

Dear Jason,
A quick update on this. We discussed this issue in the secretariat and I got a better understanding. The spam e-mail is not sent by bots rather by real persons! So people register as individual members to the RDA website and then also subscribe to some organic groups (WGs, IGs, governance groups, etc.) and send these messages.
The registration process is not moderated, so the account monitoring has to be done manually.
We will see what we can do, we will discuss this further in the secretariat.
Kind regards,