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Secretariat Liaison: Meghan Underwood

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Research Data Alliance United States (RDA-US) is a national RDA node dedicated to representing emerging research and data management communities throughout the United States. RDA-US will operate as a formal participant of the RDA Region of the Americas and RDA Working and Interest Groups, assisting in the adoption of RDA recommendations, and allowing United States stakeholders to benefit directly from RDA support mechanisms. These new connections will bring key United States issues to the global data management table, and global discussions back to the United States.  Newsletters and Webinars are below. 





2022 Featured Groups and Project Webinars


 Thursday 31 March 16:00 UTC

How to Get Attention for Research Project Outputs Part 2


 Thursday 21 April 16:00 UTC

Tools & Resources for Data Usage Metrics


 Thursday 19 May 16:00 UTC

Persistent Identification of Instruments WG


 Thursday, 30 June 14:00 UTC

Professionalising Data Stewardship IG


 Tuesday, 19 July 14:00 UTC

Exposing Data Management Plans WG - Postponed


 Thursday, 22 September 21:00 UTC

CURE-FAIR WG: Introducing 10 Things for Curating Reproducible and FAIR Research 


 Tuesday, 25 October 20:00 UTC

Research Metadata Schemas WG


 Tuesday, 22 November 17:00 UTC

DMP Common Standards WG


2022 Latin American Webinar Series


July 12, 2022 15:00 UTC

 Introduction to Research Data Alliance





September 14, 2022 15:00 UTC

Designing and Constructing Research Data Repositories – Examples from Latin America



October 21, 2022 20:00 UTC

FAIR Principles in Research and Data Management



November 2022

 Ethical aspects of data





Data Streams is a collection of conversations among members in the Research Data Alliance (RDA) community about challenges they face as researchers and data experts in managing the massive quantities of research data and how together, they are finding solutions and proving the value of open research data sharing and reuse.

Stay up to date with what is happening with Research Data Management by subscribing to the RDA Data Streams Podcast





Episode #1 - 18-3-2022  “A Working Group’s Journey, The RDA Data Citation Working Group Podcast with Mark Parsons and Andreas Rauber"

This episode features RDA co-chairs Mark Parsons and Andreas Rauber, who discuss their experience in leading an RDA Working Group, advise others who collaborate with international teams in implementing research projects, and educate listeners on the recommendations they produced through their work. 

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Episode #2 - 3-6-2022  “Co-chairs Discussion About the New RDA Data Repository Attributes Working Group with Matthew Cannon and Michael Witt"

In this episode, we discuss one of the newest RDA groups, the Data Repository Attributes Working Group by two of the group chairs, Matthew Cannon and Michael Witt. They share about the motivation to start this group, what challenges, and potential impacts the group plans to address; and what outputs they have planned.

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Episode #3 - 22-7-2022 "Meet the New RDA Data Granularity Working Group"

Hear from one of the newest RDA groups, the Data Granularity Working Group, and what motivated them to get started, lessons learned so far, and recommendations for others on how to get involved with this group and RDA.  Guangyuan Sun moderates this episode and interviews group chairs — Reyna Jenkyns, Brigitte Mathiak, and Katherine McNeill.




Episode #4 - 13-90-2022 "RDA Sensitive Data Interest Group discussion with co-chairs"

In Episode 4, we introduce one of the newly formed groups at RDA, the Sensitive Data Interest Group.  The podcast includes a discussion with three of the group's co-chairs, Nichola Burton, Aleks Michalewicz, and Kristal Spreadborough. They share their thoughts about the motivation to start this group, what challenges and potential impacts the group plans to address, and what outputs, if any, they have planned.




Upcoming Featured Podcasts

  • National PID Strategies WG
  • FAIR Principles for Research Hardware IG
  • RDA 10-year Anniversary Celebration - Founders Interview
  • RDA 10-year Anniversary Celebration - Technical Advisory Board (TAB) - History


Completed 2021 Webinars

10/21/2021 How to Get Attention for Research Project Outputs Part 1

10/7/2021  Supporting Interdisciplinary Sample Data Discovery, Integration, and Reuse

9/23/2021  FAIR Principles for Research Software (FAIR4RS) WG

9/16/2021 The International Network-of-Networks (iN2N) Webinar on “Navigating Data Sharing in International Research Collaborations”

8/26/2021 FAIR Island: Networked, Machine-Actionable DMPs For Open Science

8/10/2021  RRIDs: A Way to Track Samples Through the Scientific Literature (RDA and ESIP Physical Samples Groups)

7/28/2021 Decomposing Observable Property Descriptions into Machine-Readable Components (I-ADOPT WG)

6/30/2021  Supporting Reproducibility by Capturing Physical Sample Data and Metadata in a Connected Electronic Lab Notebook  (RDA and ESIP Physical Samples Groups)

6/28/2021   Exploring Past, Present, and Future Outcomes of the RDA Libraries for Research Data (L4RD) Interest Group                 

5/27/2021   Versioning Data Is About More than Revisions: A Conceptual Framework and Proposed Principles (Data Versioning WG)

3/18/2021   Connecting Data, Institutions, and People: FAIR Digital Objects, RDA Outputs, and The Design Of The DiSSCo Research Infrastructure

11/19/2020 The RDA FAIR Data Maturity Model WG: Aligning International Initiatives for Promoting and Assessing FAIR Data





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Meet the RDA-US Team!


Rebecca Koskela
Executive Director RDA-US

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Yolanda Meleco

Project Director for RDA-US and Communications Lead for the Global RDA

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Stephanie Hagstrom

Director of Community Development

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Meghan Underwood

Director of Operations for RDA-US and RDA Secretariat Support

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