The RDA 11th Plenary will be held in Berlin, 21 to 23 March 2018, gathering leading data scientists and practitioners, policy makers and private sector representatives.

Event date: 19 -20 March 2018

Meeting venue: Leibniz-Gemeinschaft in Chausseestraße 111, Berlin


Only two weeks left to answer the call for sessions at the International Data Week's SciDataCon 2018. Visit the call for sessions page now or submit your session proposal now!

Event date: 23 March 2018

Event time: 14:00-16:30

Event Goal and structure

The event goal is to highlight the objective of H2020 EOSC-Hub project in the context of the European Open Science Cloud with a focus on FAIR data implementation guidelines and challenges, and how RDA could support the project in the achievement of its objectives.


RDA announced today that longtime leader Hilary Hanahoe was selected as the organisation’s new Secretary General. 

Event date: 26-28 September 2018

Event Description

The SciELO 20 Years Conference will address and debate – during its three-day program – the main political, methodological and technological issues and trends that define today’s state of the art in scholarly communication.

The 9th WG/IG Collaboration Meeting will be held in Vienna, Austria from 13-15 June 2018 and is open to all RDA group chairs.

Meeting details will be shared on the meeting group page, join that group to access additional information:  https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/9th-wgig-collaboration-meeting-vienna...

Summary of recommendations and Calls for Action

Data localisation restrictions are a too narrow focus for building a Data Economy - instead, interoperability on all levels should be systematically promoted:

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) Plenary 11 will take place in Berlin, Germany from 21–23 March 2018. The theme of the plenary is “From Data to Knowledge”.

A competition has been launched by the University of Cambridge, SPARC Europe and JISC to elicit new and imaginative ideas for engaging researchers in the practices of good research data management (RDM).

This builds on the Engaging Good Data Management Conference that took place at the University of Cambridge in November last year. One submision will be chosen as the winner and up to £1750 will be awarded to bring it to life. 

The deadline for applications is 12pm, Feb. 28, 2018 GMT.