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The Value of the Research Data Alliance to Individuals

Become a Member

Any individual, regardless of profession or discipline, with an interest in reducing the barriers to data sharing and re-use can join the RDA community.


Members must agree to the RDA’s Guiding Principles and individual membership is free of charge.

Why should individuals join the RDA? 

Contribute to debates, Recommendations and Outputs

Become part of the community

Gain experience and professional development