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RDA 9th Plenary - Collocated & Associated Events - view the full list here 

RDA Industry Forum

  4th April 2017 - RDA Industry Forum                                                                                                                                View the session recording
16:00 - 16:10

Welcome and introduction by the RDA Europe Industry Advisory Board Chair, Fabrizio Gagliardi. 

16:00 - 16:30  Keynote "Building the European Data Economy: the role of research data", by Celina Ramjoué,  Deputy Head of Unit for the Data Innovation and Policy Unit at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT)
16:30 - 17:15

RDA Industry Advisory Board Panel  - Moderator: Fabrizio Gagliardi, Chair, Industry Advisory Board


  • Celina Ramjoué, Head of Sector - Data Policy and Innovation – DG CONNECT
  • Charles Huot, Corporate Development & Co-founder at TEMIS
  • Carlos Guardia Rivas, Executive IT Specialist , IBM 
  • Hilary Hanahoe, Director, Trust-IT Services & RDA Secretariat
17:15 - 18:00

In the cloud: Scientific data sharing and the EU’s new cloud initiative. A discussion of Commission plans to unite infrastructure and services in an open science cloud.

Moderator: Richard L. Hudson, Editor-in-Chief, Science|Business


  • Jean-Claude Burgelman, Unit Head, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
  • Josep Lluís Larriba Pey, CEO, Sparsity
  • Robert J. Hanisch, Director, Office of Data and Informatics, US National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Alfonso Ríos, Cloud Computing Director, Indra Sistemas


RDA 9th Plenary 

  5th April 2017 - RDA 9th Plenary Meeting - Day 1
09:00 - 11:00

Opening Plenary Session - Plenary Room (MR10 + MR11)                                   View Speaker profiles   |    View the session recording




                        Chair: Hilary Hanahoe, Director, Trust-IT Services & RDA Plenary Coordinator


09:00 - 09:10 - Mark Parsons, Secretary General, Research Data Alliance

09:10 - 09:20 - Mateo Valero Cortes, Director, BSC-CNS - Barcelona Supercomputing Center
09:20 - 09:30 - Arcadi Navarro Cuartiellas, Secretari d'Universitats i Recerca - Generalitat de Catalunya
09:30 - 09:40 - Clara Eugenia García,  DG de Política de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación, El Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad
09:40 - 10:25 -   Keynote: "RDA – a bottom-up initiative?" - ‎Augusto Burgueño Arjona, Head of the Unit "eInfrastructure & Science Cloud" at European Commission's Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology
10:25 - 10:45 - RDA Communication & Coordination Activity, introduced by Sandra Collins, Director, National Library of Ireland,  Activity link: bit.ly/2o5oX0M
10:45 - 11:00 - Three & a half years in 15 minutes - Mark Parsons, Outgoing RDA Secretary General
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break - Recommendation & adoption demos - Room MR9
11:30 - 13:00 Breakout 1 - WG/IG/BoF Working Meetings                                                                                                                             Participants list sign-up

  BoF on RDA/GEO Moving from Observations to Information and Knowledge: RDA follow-up meeting and discussions on forming a WG - Room MR2

  WG PID Kernel Information: working meeting - Room MR1

  WG RDA/WDS Scholarly Link Exchange: Taking data-literature links to a new level - Room MR5

  IG Big Data: Big Data Stakeholders meeting - Room MR14 - Remote participation available

  IG Domain Repositories:Community-driven research data management: towards domain protocols for research data management - Room MR6

  Joint Session of IG Agricultural Data, WG Wheat Data Interoperability, WG Rice Data Interoperability, WG Agrisemantics: Results of the IGAD Pre-Meeting RDA P9 adopting RDA outputs - Plenary Room

  Joint Session of WG BioSharing Registry: connecting data policies, standards & databases in life sciences, IG ELIXIR Bridging Force: What's happened in the Life Sciences - Room MR12

  Joint Session of WG Empirical Humanities Metadata, WG Metadata Standards Catalog: Establishing Protocols for Metadata in the Empirical Humanities - Room MR8

  Joint Session of IG RDA/CODATA Materials Data, Infrastructure Interoperability, WG International Materials Resource Registries: Building Consensus on Materials Science Vocabulary and Identifying Partnerships - Room MR7

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break -  Recommendation & adoption demos - Room MR9
14:00 - 15:30 Breakout 2 - WG/IG/BoF Working Meetings                                                                                                                            Participants list sign-up

  BoF on How to give credit to scientists for their involvement in making data & samples available for sharing - Room MR1- Remote participation available

  WG Array Database Assessment: working meeting - Room MR2 - Remote participation available

  WG Data Citation: Making Dynamic Data Citable - Room MR14

  WG Research Data Collections - Room MR8

  IG Education and Training on handling of research data: Joining efforts on delivering Research Data Handling training to wider community - Room MR12

  IG National Data Services: Building toward National Data Services - Room MR5 - Remote participation available

  IG Preservation Tools Techniques and Policie: initial meeting - Room MR6 - Remote participation available

  IG Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems’ (sUAS) Data Best Practices: Building the Community - Room MR7- Remote participation available

RDA Technical Advisory Board: Questions and Answers - Plenary Room

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break - Recommendation & adoption demos  - Room MR9
16:00 - 17:30 Breakout 3 - WG/IG/BoF Working Meetings                                                                                                                            Participants list sign-up

  BoF on Open Data for Heritage Science: Strategies for opening data in Heritage Science - Room MR2

  IG Geospatial - Room MR5 - Remote participation available

  IG Data Discovery Paradigms: Reports from Task Forces and Way Ahead - Room MR14 - Remote participation available

  IG Data Versioning: constitutive meeting - Room MR1 - Remote participation available

  IG RDA/NISO Privacy Implications of Research Data Sets - Room MR6 - Remote participation available

  IG RDA/WDS Certification of Digital Repositories: The new 'Core Trustworthy Data Repository Requirements' hands-on - Room MR8

  IG Structural Biology: The Life Cycle of Structural Biology Data - Room MR3

  Joint Session of IG Brokering, IG Data Fabric: Advancing Data Fabric with Brokering services - Room MR12

  Joint Session of WG Metadata Standards Catalog, IG Metadata, IG Data in Context: Proposed RDA Metadata Recommendation for Interoperation - Plenary Room

18:00 - 20:00 Social event
  6th April 2017 - RDA 9th Plenary Meeting - Day 2
08:00 - 09:30  Women in RDA - Breakfast 
09:30 - 11:00 Breakout 4 - WG/IG/BoF Working Meetings                                                                                                                            Participants list sign-up

  BoF on Data Fabric IG Spinoff Session: Remaining PID Challenges - Room MR6

  BoF on TDM policies and solutions: The Future's All Mine - Room MR2

  WG RDA / TD Metadata Standards for attribution of physical and digital collections stewardship: Developing user roles and data models - Room MR1 - Remote participation available

  WG Research Data Repository Interoperability: working meeting - Room MR12

  IG Active Data Management Plans: Define, developing and testing machine-actionable DMPs - Room MR5 - Remote participation available

  IG Archives and Records Professionals for Research Data: Focus on Digital Preservation - Room MR14

  IG Brokering - Room MR8

  IG Quality of Urban Life: Urban Data Informatics and Delivery - Room MR7

  IG RDA/WDS Publishing Data - Plenary Room

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00 Breakout 5 - WG/IG/BoF Working Meetings                                                                                                                            Participants list sign-up


  BoF on Domain Vocabularies: Improved Semantics for Domain Vocabulary Development & Standardization - Room MR1 - Remote participation available

  WG Brokering Framework: Getting started - Room MR8

  IG Data Fabric: Core session - Room MR12

  IG Data policy standardisation and implementation: Standardisation of policies for publishing research data - Room MR14

  IG Data Rescue: data rescue/data at risk - Room MR6

  IG Long tail of research data: Priorities and challenges for managing the long tail of research data - Room MR7

  IG Virtual Research Environment: coordinating sustainable online research environments across multiple infrastructures - Room MR5

  Joint Session of IG Health Data, IG Big Data: Topics Exploration Meeting - Plenary Room

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 15:30 Breakout 6 - WG/IG/BoF Working Meetings                                                                                                                            Participants list sign-up

  BoF on Data Champion Communities - Towards effective research data training delivery: creating a researcher-led data champion community - Room MR1

  WG Data Type Registries & #2: Data Type Registries WG Progress Reports and Outlook - Room MR7 - Remote participation available

  WG Fisheries Data Interoperability: Metadata needs for fisheries data interoperability - Room MR2

  IG Federated Identity Management: Federated Identity Management for Research – where are we now? - Room MR6 - Remote participation available

 IG Health Data: Meaningful Health Data for Research and for Industry - Room MR5

  Joint Session of WG BioSharing Registry: connecting data policies, standards & databases in life sciences, IG Data policy standardisation and implementation: Data policy standardisation and implementation - using the life and biomedical sciences as a domain-specific example - Room MR12

  Joint Session of IG Data Fabric, IG Education and Training on handling of research data: Planning Training Workshops on RDA Outputs as Core Components of the Data Fabric - Room MR14 - Remote participation available

  Joint Session of IG Data Rescue, IG Domain Repositories, IG Metadata, IG Big Data, IG Ethics and Social Aspects of Data: Data Rescue - Plenary Room

  Joint Session of IG RDA/CODATA Materials Data, Infrastructure Interoperability, WG International Materials Resource Registries, IG Chemistry Research Data, IG Research data needs of the Photon and Neutron Science community, IG Metadata: Enhancing Interoperability across Chemistry, Materials Science, and Photon/Neutron domains through Metadata and Vocabulary - Room MR8

  Early Career Networking Meeting - Room MR4

15:00 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 18:00

Plenary Session: Recommendations & Outputs  - Plenary Room (MR10 + MR1                                                        View the session recording

RDA Business
RDA Communication & Coordination 

19:30 - 22:30 Social dinner -  Palau de Pedralbes
  7th April 2017 - RDA 9th Plenary Meeting - Day 3 
09:00 - 10:30 Breakout 7 - WG/IG/BoF Working Meetings                                                                                                                            Participants list sign-up

  BoF on Health Data and Blockchain: Making use of Blockchain in dealing with Health Data - Room MR14

  BoF on a Software Source Code focus group: Sharing, Preservation and Reproducibility - Room MR1 - Remote participation available

  WG Agrisemantics: Landscaping the support of semantics for data interoperability in agriculture  - Room MR5

  WG Data Description Registry Interoperability: DDRI Roadmap and Integration with Linked Data and Graph-based platforms - Room MR7

  WG QoS-DataLC Definitions: Review of technologies and working towards a more complete vocabulary - Room MR2

  IG Data Fabric: Recommendations Session - Room MR8

  IG Libraries for Research Data: Bringing research data management into the library mainstream - Plenary Room

  IG RDA/CODATA Legal Interoperability: Open Access through Legal Interoperability - Next Steps - Room MR12

 IG Weather climate and air quality: roadmap definition and future plans - Room MR6

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Breakout 8 - WG/IG/BoF Working Meetings                                                                                                                            Participants list sign-up


  BoF on Disciplinary Interoperability Framework: Towards RDA disciplinary interoperability framework Interest Group - Room MR1

  BoF on Data Infrastructure Assessment: KPIs to evaluate Data Infrastructures - Room MR3

 WG RDA/CODATA Summer Schools in Data Science and Cloud Computing in the Developing World: Foundational Research Data Training for Students from Low and Middle Income Countries - Successes and Next Steps - Room MR14

  WG RDA/WDS Assessment of Data Fitness for Use: Criteria for assessing data fitness - Room MR2

 IG Data Foundations and Terminology meeting - Room MR5 - Remote participation available

 IG Mapping the Landscape: Formalising the Mapping of the Landscape Interest Group and Scoping Activities - Room MR6 - Remote participation available

  IG Repository Platforms for Research Data: experiences with research data repositories in different institutions and domains - Room MR7

  IG Research Data Provenance: Kickoff meeting for the proposed Provenance WG - Room MR8

  Joint Session of IG Metadata, IG Data in Context: Evolving Metadata and the Metadata Lifecycle - Plenary Room

  Joint Session of WG Teaching TDM on Education and Skill Development, WG Data Science and data-related education and training certification and accreditation schemes: Data-related research - skills and education - Room MR12

12:30 - 13:30 Closing Plenary Session - Plenary Room (MR10 + MR11)                                                                                        View the session recording

Larry Lannom, RDA Communication and Coordination (coordination activity summary slides)

Plenary 9 - Closing remarks: Fabrizio Gagliardi, Senior Strategy Advisor, BSC

Plenary 11 Where will it be? - Christoph Bruch, Helmholtz Association

Plenary 10 Announcement 19 - 21 September 2017, Montreal, Canada - Aubert Landry, Université de Montréal & Mark Leggott, Research Data Canada/CANARIE


Group color coding legend: 

IGs and WGs:
 Not yet endorsed 
 Getting started (~0-12 months after RDA endorsement) 
 Established (~12+ months after RDA endorsement)

 Getting started (~0-6 months after RDA endorsement)
 Producing deliverables (~6-12 months after RDA endorsement)
 Wrapping up (~12-18 months after RDA endorsement)
 Maintaining deliverables (maintenance group)

Joint sessions have not been colour-coded.