RDA 9th Plenary Call for Sessions

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As of mid November 2016 RDA counts close to 45 Interest and 35 Working Groups addressing domain focused and cross-disciplinary solutions to research data sharing challenges. RDA Plenaries are unique opportunities to push forward developments or identify new issues or milestones to address.

RDA welcomes submissions for session proposals for its 9th Plenary meeting to be held in Barcelona, Spain from 4th to 7th April 2017. The breakout meetings of Working Groups, Interest Groups, and ‘Birds of a Feather’, play an important role in the success of our plenaries as the meeting programme is build around them. 

We encourage all submissions, the breakout sessions are designed to provide an opportunity for discussion, sharing experiences and best practices, laying down concrete action plans. All Working and Interest groups are free to choose the format and workplan for their sessions while we strongly encourage the organisation of working meetings. Groups are also invited to submit joint meeting applications to explore potential synergies with other groups.

Is there a topic that you think RDA should address? Make sure you submit an application for a Birds of a Feather session aimed at exploring new potential working or interest group topics.  It will help you identify an audience, build support and start the work on your Case statement or Charter for an RDA Working or Interest group.

Please use the indicated forms to submit your applications, these will guide you through the submission process. Please consult the examples available for further details: 

Accepted sessions are built into the programme for the 9th Plenary Meeting. 

Important dates:
17 November 2016:  Call for Session Proposal opens
10 January 2017 (17:00 UTC): Call for Session Proposals closes | No exceptions or extensions
7 February 2017:  Notification of acceptance
13 February 2017:  Final program published
5-7 April 2017: RDA 9th Plenary meeting

Please note that we may not be able to accept all submissions.

For additional assistance or information, feel free to contact the RDA Secretariat at enquiries[at]rd-alliance.org