Chair (s):

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison: Meghan Underwood


Many natural data sets are not confined by political borders. The RDA in the Americas Group will foster collaboration between research organizations and individuals on the American continents. This will provide introductions to several data science organizations operating within Canada, US, Central America and the Caribbean, and South America. The RDA vision is "researchers and innovators openly sharing data across technologies, disciplines, and countries to address the grand challenges of society." Open sharing begins with relationship building; this group will attempt to begin building the foundation for future collaborations on the North American continent. We will also explore data dead zones where cross-border research is currently difficult.


All organizations, including the US National Data Service, Research Data Canada, Conare Costa Rica, and many other Central and South American and Caribbean organizations, are welcome and encouraged to introduce their work here.


Group Objectives

Our primary objective is to build relationships between RDA members and other potential collaborators on the American continents. This will serve to determine the interest level and potential mechanisms for continued collaboration between these organizations.



Creating an RDA community in Latin America and the Caribbean (in Spanish)

Improving Global Agricultural Data (IGAD) Community of Practice (CoP) Second Annual Virtual Meeting,

Thursday, March 24 from 14:00 to 15:00 UTC

Organizers & moderators: Wouter Schallier (United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean) and Imma Subirats (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO)



2:40 - 26:46  RDA, Region of the Americas (Yolanda Meleco, Rebecca Koskela)

26:47 - 42:31 RDA in Brazil (Patricia Bertin)

42:32 Q&A




Upcoming webinar "The RDA FAIR Data Maturity Model WG: Aligning International Initiatives for Promoting and Assessing FAIR Data"

by Mary Uhlmansiek

Dear RDA in the Americas members, We wanted to inform you of an upcoming webinar on FAIR data hosted by the RDA-US office, titled, "The RDA FAIR Data Maturity Model WG: Aligning International Initiatives for Promoting and Assessing FAIR Data." Details on the session and how to register can be found in the embedded link.  For your convenience, the agenda and panelists are presented below:
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National Group posters at RDA P14

by Sara Pittonet Gaiarin

This is a short message to confirm that RDA P14 Organizing Committee welcomes posters from National groups, presenting current national initiatives, to be showcased at RDA P14 in Helsinki. We therefore invite you to submit your abstract by tomorrow here - even a short text as a placeholder will be fine.
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