• Group Name Future Directions Planning
  • Co-Chair(s) No Co-Chair(s)
  • Group Email future_directions@rda-groups.org
  • Group Status recognised-and-endorsed
  • Group Type Coordination Group
  • Group Description


    Final Report released, January 2016

    Current Status of Future Direction Actions


    To be adaptive to an ever-changing data and research landscape, RDA seeks to be an agile organisation responding to change whle continually planning for an impactful future. As per the RDA Governance Document, Strategic Planning and the development of the RDA Strategic Plan is the responsibility of Council, but it is critical that the broader RDA community engage in the discussion, development, and implementation of RDA’s future directions.

    This site serves as a communications hub for sharing plans and ideas leading to a clear directions plan that informs clear and concrete community actions for the next few years.

    This particular initiative was launched with a meeting convened in San Diego coincident with the Fifth RDA Plenary, on Saturday 7th March for the purposes of Future Directions for RDA consultation. The report from that meeting wil provide the basis for planning and community activites between now and Plenary 6, 23-25 September 2015.

    The schedule lays out the status of various community engagement activities in the coming months, but Council welcomes comment on the report at any time. Members are also welcome to join the Planning Group running the process if they are willing to contribute.

    Future Directions Planning Schedule
    What Who When Status
    Workshop Report Posted Sandra, Fran, Walter, Ross March Done
    Develop, conduct, and analyze member survey on priorities Larry, Inna, Mark, Timea, Hilary, Kathy, Walter April/May In Progress
    Initial survey testing and analysis Francoise, Ingrid, Juan May planned early June
    Draft report/slide deck SandraFran, Walter, Ross July Met 6 June
    Final survey analysis Inna, Francoise, Ingrid, Juan 30 June See report
    Webinars and discussion fora

    Asia Pacific: Ross, Mark:

    24 August — 12:00 Melbourne Time (02:00 UTC)


    EMEA: Sandra, Mark:

    3 September — 14:00 Paris Time (12:00 UTC)


    Americas: Fran, Mark:

    9 September — 13:00 New York Time (17:00 UTC)

    August and Early Sept. webinars
    Analyse feedback Fran, Ross, Walter Sandra, Hilary, Kathy, Stefanie mid Sept  
    Revise slides  SandraFran, Walter, Ross Sept 21  
    Present at P6 to test consensus SandraFran, Walter, Ross Sept 21  
    Review final draft John, Kay, Beth, Carole, Tony, Satoshi, Michael early Oct.  
    Approve and release final document Council January Final Document


  • Group Focus No Group Focus

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