Month in Review: 9 June Deadline for P21 Session Submissions, New Interest Groups, Upcoming Events and more

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01 Jun 2023

Month in Review: 9 June Deadline for P21 Session Submissions, New Interest Groups, Upcoming Events and more

Call for Sessions for Plenary 21 at International Data Week Closes 9 June

Time is running out to submit your session application for RDA’s 21st Plenary, taking place in Salzburg, Austria, from 23-26 October as part of International Data Week. Proposals for individual working/interest group meetings, joint meetings, or Birds of a Feather sessions are all welcome. Learn more.



‘A Decade of Data’: Celebrating 10 Years of the RDA

In commemoration of RDA’s 10th year anniversary, events taking place during the month of June will revolve around the theme of agriculture and environmental data. These events are listed below, and all are welcome to attend. Refer to the full schedule to see specifics.

Recordings from Previous Webinars

Community Cross-fertilisation Workshop Summaries

RDA for FAIR Data, Software and Hardware (February)

RDA for Health and Medical Data (April) 

RDA for PIDs (May) - link coming soon

Participation In DDI-CDI (Cross Domain Integration) Workshop At Dagstuhl, 24-29 Sept 2023 

The DDI-CODATA ‘Dagstuhl Organisers Group’ is organising a workshop at Schloss Dagstuhl on Sept 24-29, 2023, in Wadern, Germany with a focus on DDI-CDI and its implementation. While the workshop is strictly limited for space, a small number of seats are available and we would welcome participation from interested individuals. Learn more.


Group updates: 

New RDA Interest Groups

We are excited to announce three new Interest Groups (IG) that are just beginning the approval process in RDA. As part of this process, the RDA community has the opportunity to review their charters, which details their goals and planned activities, and provide feedback. This feedback directly influences their direction and contributes to their overall success.


Our Members: 

RDA’s RDA Council Elections 2023 Results

Congratulations to our newest council members:

  • Joyce Gosata Maphanyane (Europe and Africa region)
  • Wolfram Horstmann (Europe and Africa region)
  • Sarah Jones (Europe and Africa region)
  • Amy Nurnberger (“The Americas” region)

Read full announcement.

Statement from Hilary Hanahoe: RDA’s Guiding Principles and Code of Conduct

Please read this statement from Secretary General Hilary Hanahoe regarding members’ adherence to RDA’s Guiding Principles and Code of Conduct.

Updates From: 

The CESSDA Data Archiving Guide (DAG)

The CESSDA Data Archiving Guide (DAG) is a new resource developed by CESSDA (Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives). It is designed to provide employees at data archives and repositories with an understanding of the work a data archive performs. In this Data Trail video, the different chapters of the DAG are introduced and how DANS’ own policies and workflows correspond to the recommendations are shared as well as what the next steps would be. This video is intended as a resource for (CESSDA) service providers and other data archives that want to learn more about the CESSDA DAG and how to incorporate it into their own training.” This could be interesting for (part of) the RDA community. Both video and course itself are openly available. Learn more.

Recommendations & Outputs: 

New Supporting Output - GORC IG: Typology and Definitions

This output, developed in the GORC Interest Group, describes a typology of the essential elements in a Commons and a set of definitions for each of them. It is the result of careful discussions within the group and a process of consultation and refinement at RDA Plenaries over the last 4 years. In accordance with RDA policy, this output is now open to Community Review. Feedback from RDA members is welcome and encouraged through 11 June.  Learn more.