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Research Data Alliance facilitation of Targeted International working Groups for EOSC-related Research solutions (RDA TIGER)

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RDA TIGER is a new project tasked with providing support services for the Working Groups (WGs) within the Research Data Alliance


RDA TIGER Services for supported RDA WGs



RDA TIGER support through the WG lifecycle

The project will provide services according to the stage of each WG throughout its lifecycle of eighteen months, from inception to completion: 

  1. Upcoming Working Groups

The project can provide support in FACILITATING the forming the WG by finding WG members in coordination with the new active global engagement and LANDSCAPING analysis service, by helping to COMMUNICATE WG ideas widely and via offering practical help with case statement preparation and output definition. 


                      RDA TIGER Services per Work Package and Working Group stage


  1. Ongoing Working Groups

For ongoing WGs, the project will provide facilitation and ORGANISATION services, leading to reduced workload on the WG members and chairs, who can then in turn concentrate on providing their expertise. Other services include communication, writing and editing, and output development services, as well as providing THIRD PARTY GRANTS grants for output testing, development, travel and even external consultancy services. 

  1. Ending/Finished Working Groups 

For ending and finished WGs, the RDA TIGER will provide help on last-mile development and writing, output finalisation and adoption, guidance on potential standardisation pathways and help with the (upcoming) RDA Maintenance Facility maintained by DANS. 

Get in touch


The RDA TIGER will support WGs based on application and transparent selection process. The basic support includes the facilitation, communication, output support and landscape analysis services, additional direct support (e.g. travel grants, 3rd party grants) are provided by separate application process. Details of these processes and application information will be provided on this page in the 2nd quarter of 2023

The RDA TIGER team has been hard at work since the kick-off meeting preparing and defining the services offered to the WGs.

The first year of the project will focus on onboarding and piloting a number of pre-approved WGs. Following that, the RDA Community will be able to leverage RDA TIGER resources and services directly. The support services on offer will be provided following successful application. 

In the meantime, if you are interested in finding out more about the upcoming services, please contact the RDA TIGER team:


RDA TIGER supporting EOSC 


RDA TIGER supports Working Groups that concretely align, harmonise and standardise Open Science developments and technologies globally. The project is coordinated by the RDA-Association, with the Committee on Data of the International Science Council (CODATA), Netherlands eScienceCenter, and the Data Archiving and Networking Services (DANS) joining as partners. The services it provides will facilitate and support coherent and consistent working group definitions and increases the impact of the key European initiatives on the global level

The project will directly contribute to the European Open Science Cloud Partnership by supporting (via the Working Groups) the international engagement and alignment of policies, technologies, methodologies, practices and other outputs of EOSC-related and other European Open Science developments.