Chairs: Lynn Yarmey (RDA Secretariat / RDA/US and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and Stefanie Kethers (RDA Secretariat and Australian National Data Service)
Session time: and location:Tuesday, 20 March,16:30 - 18:45, Technical University, Berlin, room MA041
Welcome by session chairs
Welcome and brief introduction to RDA - HIlary Hanahoe, RDA Secretary General
How RDA works
How to make the most of the Plenary
Throughout the session, we also had several current RDA members introduce themselves and talk a bit about their RDA experiences - the groups they belong to, what they like about RDA, etc.
Here are the slides from the session.
If you have any suggestions on how we should change or what we should include in future RDA for Newcomers sessions, please contact stefanie.kethers[at]ands.org.au.
Additional information on RDA:
There is a "primer" containing some introductory information on the Research Data Alliance, with pointers to further information on the RDA Web site
For a personal perspective on engaging with RDA, please have a look at the Blog post from Tomasz Miksa: "From A “Newbie” To An “Expert” In Less Than Two Years - How To Engage In The RDA Activities?".