Recent Activity: RDA Organisational Assembly

24 Jul 2019

RE: Organisational Members clustering on-line sheet to update/fill in - Action needed!

A kind reminder! Please remember to put your name/date (in the column added) that you have filled it in!
- Show quoted text -From: Fotis Karagiannis
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2019 8:53 PM
To: RDA Organisational Assembly <***@***.***>
Subject: Organisational Members clustering on-line sheet to update/fill in
Dear all,
Following from the last meeting, please find below an on-line sheet with the proposed clustering of OA members for your corrections/updates:

16 Jul 2019

Draft minutes from today's call and actions

Dear all,
The draft minutes from today's call are available at for your comments. I also include the list of actions below.
Actions summary:
1. Action Fotis: Circulate the draft minutes from last two meetings for off-line approval.

12 Jul 2019

Organisational Members clustering on-line sheet to update/fill in

Dear all,
Following from the last meeting, please find below an on-line sheet with the proposed clustering of OA members for your corrections/updates:
I remind you that the purpose of this clustering is two-fold:
* On one hand give more visibility to OA members

12 Jul 2019

New group in review - Research Metadata Schemas

Dear all,
See a new case statement below for your comments.
Best wishes
- Show quoted text -From: yarmel=***@***.*** <***@***.***> On Behalf Of yarmey
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2019 8:32 AM
To: RDA Secretariat <***@***.***>
Subject: New group in review - Research Metadata Schemas
Hi Secretariat,
We have a new WG proposed on Research Metadata Schemas. The Case Statement will be in community review through 11 August.

12 Jul 2019

Draft agenda now available for OAB call 2019-07-16 @ 1300 UTC

A draft agenda is now available for our call next week, previously announced to
this list by Fotis:
There is scope to add a small number of other items to the agenda. If you wish
to do so, please let us know in advance if possible rather than raising them
under AOB.
The connection details are in the agenda & I repeat them here for convenience:

09 Jul 2019

RDA value statement for Infrastructure Providers

Dear all,
As you may recall from our organizational assembly meeting in Philadelphia,
it was determined that the OA would put together a value statement for
infrastructure providers. Thanks to the diligent work of Andrew and Frankie
there is a draft available for your review:
Please take a look and register any comments or corrections in the document

08 Jul 2019

OA Internal newsletter no3

Dear all,
Here are some news and updates for the RDA Organisational Members and Affiliates. Feel free to reuse and disseminate in your networks. We would appreciate your feedback on how to improve it. And if you find any bugs, please let us know. Thanks!
Request for comments open:
* Open Science Graphs for FAIR Data IG Charter Statement - Deadline: 18 July 2019
* WDS/RDA Assessment of Data Fitness for Use WG Outputs and Recommendations - Deadline: 19 July 2019
Recently endorsed groups:

02 Jul 2019

Plenary Pathways: Assessment & next steps

Hi, all,
We are planning to give the Plenary Pathways another go at the Helsinki
plenary and are looking for theme recommendations. Here are the Pathways
from last Plenary and
attached please find a brief summary of responses received to the
assessment survey for these. Despite the sparse response, I am assured that
there were over 600 hundred of unique page views!

21 Jun 2019

Draft minutes from last call and doodle for next call

Dear all,
The draft minutes from the May call are available at
I summarise the actions below.
The draft minutes from Philadelphia are to be approved in the next meeting also:

12 Jun 2019

Supporting output on FAIR assessment tools available for commenting

Dear Organisational Members,
The FAIR Data Maturity Model WG has published a supporting output for comments. The title is "Results of an Analysis of Existing FAIR Assessment Tools" and you can find it and comment in

31 May 2019

P14 Session proposal open. OA session?

Hi, all,
While the P14 session proposal period is still open, I wanted to follow up
on a suggestion made at a previous plenary session:
That the OA consider proposing a session that specifically targets a
concern of industry or an organizational topic of interest and then have it
be an OA-branded session.
We still have a bit of time to take action on this, and I would be
interested in hearing from you
1. if this is an interesting proposal
2. what topics might you suggest that this session cover

07 May 2019

May OAB call timeslot (open to all OA members)

Dear all,
We have now closed the doodle. The timeslot with most participants is Tuesday 28 May, 12:00 (noon) UTC. The meeting will be chaired by Amy. We will come up with a draft agenda and follow-up from Philadelphia meeting asap. In case you have any topics to be discussed, please let us know.

18 Apr 2019

Doodle for the May OAB call (open to all OA members)

Dear all,
Please find a doodle for the next OAB meeting (open for all OA members), currently planned for mid/end of May.
Please fill it in by the 2nd of May!
Thanks in advance,
Best wishes,
Fotis Karayannis, Dr. Eng.
RDA secretariat-OAB liaison
ATHENA Research Center
Phone: +30 211 1206 431
Mobile: +30 6945 878784
Skype: fotis71
Twitter: fkarayan