Recent Activity: RDA Europe Synchronisation Assembly (SyA)

27 Apr 2016

US future thoughts

Dear SyA members,
Fran from RDA US allowed us to distribute this brainstorming note about the future of RDA. Please take it as what it is: first ideas on how RDA could move from the viewpoint of our US colleagues.
I think it is a great resource to stimulate our discussions in Europe as well.
Peter Wittenburg Tel: +49 2821 49180
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15 Apr 2016

finances RDA EU

Hallo Jamie, Keith, all,
Jamie you raised the point of which meetings could be self-financing and both of you asked for a finance overview.
Attached is a document about RDA EU finances. It does not include all details since there is a long list. Actually we have a.o. the following entries in the budget:
- support plenaries that are hold in Europe (about 30 k€)
- support travels of chairs etc to chairs meetings (on request)
- support travels of early career people to plenaries (on request)

12 Apr 2016

Invitation to the next SyA video-meeting on Wednesday 4th May at 13:00 - 15:00 CEST

Dear SyA members/RDA Europe WG/IG Co-Chairs,
As we have been communicating, the next SyA assembly meeting will be held on Wednesday 4th May 2016 @ 13:00 - 15:00 CEST as a videoconference. It will also be possible to phone in. The details will be in the Wiki soon. As it is a virtual meeting we need to match everything into approximately 2 hours. I can reserve the conference space for one extra hour, just for discussions if needed but the meeting itself will be between 13:00 - 15:00 CEST.
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

14 Mar 2016

Next SyA Meeting Wednesday 4th May 2016 @ 13:00 - 15:00 CEST

The following is a new meeting request:

Subject: Next SyA meeting Wednesday 4th May 2016 @ 13:00 - 15:00 CEST
Organiser: "Leif Laaksonen" <>

Location: Video
Time: Wednesday, 4 May, 2016, 13:00:00 - 15:00:00 GMT +01:00 Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris



09 Mar 2016

SyA meeting Wednesday 4th May 2016 at 13:00 CEST

Agenda and material to arrive...

Date: Wednesday 4th May 2016
Time: 13:00 - 15:00 CEST
Location: Videoconference/phone (Connecting details later)

Items placed (in random order) just to be remembered:

  1. The RDA future document

  2. The Recommendations from the RDA Plenary 7

  3. Collected experience from Co-Chairing a RDA WG/IG

  4. Information from the Commission (DG CONNECT/RTD)

  5. European Open Science Cloud/Commission Communication on Cloud

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09 Mar 2016

Next SyA Meeting Suggested For Wednesday 4th May 2016 @ 13:00 CEST

My apologies for the re-post but we had some technical problems!

Dear All,

Our apologies for the silence after the previous meeting in Paris last September. However, I can comfort you by telling that we have all be very busy. This is also now a perfect time to come together to summarise the knowledge and output from the RDA Plenary 7 in Tokyo.

08 Dec 2015

RDA Europe Support Programme For EU Participants To Attend P7

Dear RDA Europe Synchronisation Assembly members,

as a result of our meeting in Paris and your insights, we have launched Support programme to facilitate the participation of active European RDA members to the upcoming Plenary meeting in Tokyo by covering travelling costs for 10 Europeans. We have assigned a total budget of 20.000 with a contribution of €2.000 each.

08 Oct 2015

RDA Europe Synchronisation Assembly 10 Sept 2015


9:00              Review Agenda (Juan and Leif)

9:10              Introductions

  • Tour de table: introductions, hopes and fears for the meeting

9:30              Knowledge sharing

  • Summary of support provided RDA Europe 1, 2 and 3 projects (Leif, Hilary and Peter)
  • RDA EU Parliament Event, 2015/16 (Hilary)
  • Other current activities, initiatives, events, plans, policy issues (All)

10:15            Break

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02 Sep 2015

RDA Europe Synchronisation Assembly, Paris, 10 September.

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you for registering for the Synchronisation Assembly in Paris next week.

The agenda is on the event page at:

Timea has also set up an email list for the meeting (which I have used for this email and a shared discussion space at:

20 Aug 2015


Dear All,

Please excuse me if this information was already distributed but as I am on a full day seminar I can’t check the mail entirely.

For those of you who have already arrived in Paris on the 9th September, to take part in our meeting on the 10th, we will have a keynote presentation by the local host at 16:00 on the 9th September in connection with the RDA Europe 3 Kick-Off at the same place where we will have our SyA meeting. You are of course welcome to take part also in the keynote on the 9th September at 16:00.