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 a working area dedicated to the RDA activities, updates and events in UK.


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Future Activities

  • June 2019 (TBC) Second Workshop
  • (Date TBC) Second webinar

Past Activities


Node starter kit
RDA Europe Node programme materials
RDA general materials

Recent Activity

22 May 2019

Second RDA-UK workshop - 16 July **save the date**

Dear All,
The second RDA-UK workshop will be held at the Wellcome Trust (215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE) on Tuesday 16 July 2019.
This will be a free, whole day workshop, kindly hosted by Wellcome, run jointly between the RDA-UK node and the FREYA project. It will be focussed on Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) with sessions on RDA group activities around PIDs, the PID landscape, PID provider plans, use cases and PID solutions. The format will be a mix of presentations and breakout groups.

20 May 2019

Call for RDA Europe Ambassadors extended until 27 May 17:00 CEST

Dear All,
**Apologies if you have seen this already**
RDA EU Ambassadors deadline extended: Submit your application for the grants by 27 May 17:00 CEST
The RDA EU programme offers six grants of a maximum of €7,000, targeting recognised domain experts and skilled communicators, serving as conduits between the Research Data Alliance and the wider domain specific data communities.

15 May 2019

FAIRsharing news: WG output is now an RDA recommendation

Dear RDA UK colleagues,
On behalf of my co-chairs and I, it is with great pleasure that I am able to announce that the FAIRsharing joint RDA/Force11 WG output has been fully recommended by the RDA.
The output from this WG is now among the 12 RDA “flagship” Outputs (full list at: https://tinyurl.com/RDArecommendations), which are the official, endorsed results of the groups, substantiated by community adoption and use.

19 Mar 2019

RDA UK Node Newsletter – March 2019

Dear RDA UK members,
Welcome to the first newsletter from the RDA UK node. We plan to communicate work and activities that are relevant to UK members via a regular newsletter. Although you might have already seen this information from other RDA channels, we hope that you find this summary useful. If you have any comments or ideas for future newsletters please let us know (contact details are at the end).
RDA UK Node Newsletter – March 2019
First RDA UK node Workshop

10 Jan 2019

RDA UK Node First Workshop - Final Agenda

Dear RDA UK Members,
There is still time to register for the first RDA UK Workshop on 18 January 2019, from 13:00 to 16:15 GMT. The event will take place at Jisc's London office at 15 Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1BW. Registration is free but essential - https://www.jisc.ac.uk/events/introduction-to-the-rda-uk-national-node-1...

19 Dec 2018

RDA UK node webinar recording and slides available

Dear RDA UK Members,
Thank you to everyone who attended last week's RDA UK launch webinar. The recording is now available on the RDA site at https://rd-alliance.org/rda-uk-node-launch-webinar. You can also download the video and all the slides from the UK node's file repository - https://www.rd-alliance.org/node/52884/repository.

04 Dec 2018

RDA UK Webinar

Dear RDA UK Members,
If you're interested in finding out more about the RDA UK node please don't forget to attend the following webinar.
Webinar - Introduction to the RDA UK
Please join us for our first webinar on 12 December 2018, from 11:00 till 12:00 (GMT), where we will launch the UK national node and talk about our activities and plans, as well as the work of the RDA.
The webinar will include the following speakers and topics:
* Hilary Hanahoe (RDA Global)
* Sara Garavelli (RDA Europe project)

26 Nov 2018

RDA UK: Forthcoming Events

Dear RDA UK Members,
As members of the RDA in the UK Group you will be receiving emails from the node coordinators. If you do not wish to receive further emails please see below how to unsubscribe. As this is our first email we'd like to welcome you to what we hope will be a productive and engaging group.
The RDA UK node is the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC), supported by Jisc. As part of the project we will be running a number of webinars and workshops to promote the work of the RDA and engage with the UK research community.