“The role of Citation is crucial in open-data-driven science. The RDA has successfully defined new models for citation in the digital era. Several communities already adopted these RDA outputs and shown the implementation way.” Dr. Carlo Maria Zwölf, Nicolas Moreau and Yaye-Awa Ba, PSL Research University, CNRS and the Sorbonne University
Since 2013, 45 flagship recommendations and outputs have been produced by RDA Working and Interest Groups (May 2020). These are very wide ranging, addressing registries for persistent identifiers and data types, policy templates, repository audit methodologies, standards directories, curricula, wheat data interoperability, data/literature cross-linking and many other fields. A number of recommendations have also been endorsed as ICT technical specifications by the European Multi-Stakeholder Platform on ICT specifications. We’ve asked RDA members who have already adopted RDA outputs to share their experience and lessons learned.
An RDA community effort has led to the development and publication of the article, “The TRUST Principles for digital repositories”, in Nature Research’s Scientific Data. These principles offer guidance for maintaining the trustworthiness of digital repositories, especially those responsible for the stewardship of research data. They have already been endorsed by a variety of organizations; uther organizations also are invited to do so by contacting enquiries[at]rd-alliance.org. ►Read more
The RDA platform is being significantly leveraged in the creation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). A report issued by RDA Europe 4.0 project describes the key finding from a survey conducted amongst 22 current, EOSC-related projects. ► Read it here
Have you checked our new RDA in a Nutshell slidedeck? There are 26 RDA Recommendations and 19 Supporting Outputs currently in the RDA Catalogue. Check them out ►