RDA meets Nordic researchers, 14 June 2017, Göteborg, Sweden

RDA meets Nordic researchers, 14 June 2017, Göteborg, Sweden
14 Jun 2017

RDA meets Nordic researchers, 14 June 2017, Göteborg, Sweden


Date and time: 14.06.2017, 09:00 – 13:00
Venue: Chalmers Teknikpark, Sven Hultins gata 9C, 41288 Göteborg, Sweden
Audience: Research communities, policy makers, open science enablers and promoters

The European branch of the Research Data Alliance (www.rd-alliance.org), RDA Europe, is organising a series of RDA events through Europe. The aim if this event is to make the work of the RDA better known and to lower the effort to participate in the RDA activities in general and the Working and Interest groups in particular.

RDA is an international member-based organization focused on the development of infrastructure and community activities that reduce barriers to data sharing, exchange, and re-use. In summary, the goal is to accelerate data driven innovation worldwide. With more than 5,400 members globally representing 123 countries, RDA includes data science professionals from multiple disciplines, including but not limited to academia, agronomy, chemistry, biology, library sciences, earth sciences, astronomy and meteorology.

RDA is building the social and technical bridges that enable open sharing of data to achieve its vision of researchers and innovators openly sharing data across technologies, disciplines, and countries to address the grand challenges of society.

RDA Outputs are the technical and social infrastructure solutions developed by RDA Working Groups or Interest Groups that enable data sharing, exchange, and interoperability.  These outputs have an important impact in two areas: solving problems, and incorporation and/or adoption in infrastructure environments by individuals, projects and organisations.

We invite the Nordic research communities, researchers in general, policy makers in open access to data, open science enablers and the re-use of research data champions to join and discuss technological as well as sociological matters around the re-use of research data on the national, Nordic, European and global levels.  

Registration: Event is free of charge but registration is required. Please use the following for to register: 


The registration closes on 02 June 2017. 





Welcoming words, Leif Laaksonen (RDA), Max Petzold (SND)



RDA in a nutshell and why RDA is important, Leif Laaksonen (RDA Europe/CSC)

RDA Webinars, Riina Salmivalli (RDA Europe/CSC)


RDA: What, Where, When, and How, Francoise Genova, (RDA Europe/CNRS)


RDA Health Data IG presentation, Edwin Morley-Fletcher (LYNKEUS)



Input and views from Nordic researchers on re-use of data

  • Henrik Pedersen, “Health Data and Register-based Research” (SDU)
  • Birger Jerlehag, “Experiences from RDA engagement” (SND)
  • Mikael Borg, “Views of why ELIXIR engaged in RDA” (NBIS)
11:50-12:00 Summary of discussion, Q&A and possible actions to strengthen Nordic collaboration in RDA
12:00-13:00 Light lunch, coffee and networking


More information:

Leif Laaksonen
RDA Europe

Max Petzold
Swedish National Data Service