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Organisational & Affiliate Members

Organisations that join the RDA recognise that their future health and growth is dependent on realising the value from research data. They are organisations that recognise the insights that will determine their futures may well come from data created outside their organisations.

Because their “genius” is unlocking value, organisations that join the RDA recognise that systems enabling free trade in data are critical to their future and that of their competitors, collaborators, and societies.

Unlocking value from research data is the key competitive advantage in the 21st century and the RDA and its members are at the heart of building a new economic model.

The representatives of the RDA Organisational and Affiliate members constitute the Organisational Assembly (OA).  The OA is represented by the Organisational Advisory Board (OAB) which in turn advises the RDA Council on the directions, processes, and mechanisms of the RDA. With support from the Secretariat, the OA is responsible for the activities noted in the Organisational and Affiliate Membership Process document.

For more details

For more details on how to become a member please visit the Organisational and Affiliate Membership page.