RDA Month in Review - 'A Decade of Data", Plenary 20, TAB Election Results and more

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01 Feb 2023

RDA Month in Review - 'A Decade of Data", Plenary 20, TAB Election Results and more

‘A Decade of Data’: Celebrating 10 Years of the Research Data Alliance

Events and Related Activities for February

  • Speed Networking Online Event – 15 February
    Are you interested in meeting more people involved in research data? Join us for the first Research Data Alliance (RDA) Speed Networking Online Event on 15 February from 16:00 - 17:00 UTC. Have fun chatting with others in the Research Data community – colleagues both old and new. All are welcome.  
  • Community Cross-fertilisation Workshop - 23 February
    RDA for FAIR RDA members and those from the wider research data community are invited to attend this workshop on 23 February from 08:30 - 10:15 UTC to discuss the future of FAIR data, software and hardware within the community.
  • WorldFAIR: Image sharing systems and practices in Cultural Heritage - 28 February
    WorldFAIR Work Package 13 (WP13) presents their landscaping report identifying how Cultural Heritage institutions engage with FAIR (examining formats and image delivery technologies). This workshop will aim to have a community discussion around this report.
  • FAIRPoints 'Ask me Anything' webinar on Software and Workflows - date TBC


View the 'Decade of Data' calendar of events for future months.

Suggest an event to be added to the calendar here.

20 February Deadline to Submit Proposal to EOSC and RDA

EOSC Future and RDA are accepting applications until 20 February from RDA groups as well as other research groups to demonstrate how RDA-developed data-sharing concepts and solutions can be reused, optimised, and implemented in the EOSC context, particularly the EOSC Portal Catalogue and Marketplace. Learn more.


Global RDA Awareness of EOSC Survey

RDA members worldwide are being called to action. Complete a short survey and help the RDA in its role to promote data-sharing and data-driven research. We want to understand awareness in the global Open Science landscape of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC),  a gateway to research data, resources and training materials.

Group updates: 

European Support For RDA Returns With A Roar: RDA TIGER - The New Support Initiative For RDA Working Groups

Look for more information in the coming weeks about RDA TIGER, a new support service project from the European Research Data Alliance Association (RDA-A) deisgned to help RDA Working Groups  is happy to introduce a new support services project for RDA Working Groups that are in any stage (beginning, in process, ending/finished).  Learn more.

Our Members: 

RDA Announces New Members to Technical Advisory Board

RDA is pleased to announce the following people have been elected to serve on the RDA Technical Advisory Board:

We also thank Helen Glaves, Sa-kwang Song and Devika Madalli, whose terms ended this past year.

View the full and current list of TAB members.

New Organisational Members

RDA welcomes the following new Organisational Members:

Organisations that join RDA recognize their future health and growth is dependent on realizing value from research data. They are organisations that recognize the insights that will determine their futures may well come from data created outside their organisations. Learn more on how to become a member.



Discipline Focus: 

RDA/EOSC Future Domain Ambassador Onboarding

The RDA/EODC Domain Ambassadors project is in full swing, with the selection of several rounds of domain experts.  This comprehensive blog post from Alexandra Delipalta lists these Ambassadors and details their progress and activities.

Plenary Updates: 

Plenary 20 – Registration Details, Programme Updates and more

Plenary 20 is fast approaching. Scheduled to take place 21-23 March, now is the time to plan if you haven’t yet already started doing so. A few things to keep in mind:

Global Research Commons: Europe and Beyond

RDA and EOSC Future are pleased to collaborate during this half-day satellite event held in conjunction with the RDA 20th Plenary Meeting. International audiences involved in implementing research commons at disciplinary, regional or national levels, as well as funders, data experts and technical managers are welcome to attend. and other implementorin general those implementing research commons. Learn more.

International Data Week 2023, Salzburg

The International Science Council’s Committee on Data (CODATA) and World Data System (WDS), and the Research Data Alliance (RDA) are delighted to announce International Data Week 2023: A Festival of Data, taking place on 23–26 October 2023, in Salzburg, Austria.  IDW 2023 will be hosted by the University of Salzburg through its Data Science and Geoinformatics departments, supported by the Governor of Salzburg and with assistance from the Austrian Academy of Sciences - GIScience and the European Umbrella Organization for Geographic Information. Look for more information soon!





Recommendations & Outputs: 

Recommendations with RDA Endorsement in Process -- RDA Metadata Standards Catalog Working Group Final Report

The RDA community is welcome to provide comments on the final report from The Metadata Standards Catalog Working Group. This group developed a directory that would enable researchers, and those who support them, to discover and contribute metadata standards appropriate for documenting their research data through a simple and flexible process. Learn more.