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Prague, Czech Republic, 14 June 2024.

On the occasion of what would have been Sarah’s 43rd Birthday, the Research Data Alliance is pleased to announce ‘The Sarah Jones Award for exceptional contribution to fostering collaboration in Open Science.

Sarah Jones was an esteemed member of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Council, former member of the Technical Advisory Board (TAB), and RDA community member since 2014.

This annual award honours Sarah’s memory and her significant contributions to the Open Science community globally.


We invite nomination for individuals who have demonstrated an exceptional contribution to fostering collaboration in Open Science. This impact can be on an organisational, community or individual level. This award is open to all nominees and not restricted to members of the RDA community, however a demonstration of contribution within the RDA community is of great importance.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is Thursday 12 September 2024.


The RDA is accepting donations to the fund for the Sarah Jones Award 2024. If you would like to contribute to the award in Sarah’s name. All contributions go to the award and will serve to allow us to maintain the award for some years.

We invite our community to share news of the Sarah Jones Award with their networks, and encourage you to nominate worthy candidates and consider donating to sustain the Sarah Jones Award for years to come.

On behalf of the RDA Secretariat, thank you for your contribution.