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RDA Virtual Plenary 15 (VP 15) -- 18 March – 10 April 2020

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Thank you for participating in RDA’s VP15!  We are so grateful to CSIRO, Aarnet and Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) for their support and to you, our RDA community, for your involvement.  

A  special congratulations to Katarzyna Biernacka, the winner of theVP15 Poster Session who received the most votes from our virtual attendees, for her poster titled ‘The Missing Data - The Relationship Between Legal Requirements and Open Research Data’.

Please also take note of the following:

  • Recordings of the sessions are being added to the programme as they become available. 

  • A participant survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RDAVP15 - provide your feedback and VP15 and assist us in our planning efforts.

  • A more detailed recap of VP15 will be shared with the community in the coming weeks that contains statistics, feedback received and plans for future virtual events.

Please take a few minutes to listen to closing messages below from Hilary Hanahoe, RDA Secretary General, Rosie Hicks, CEO of ARDC and Brendan Dalton, CIO at CSIRO. 

With the recent cancellation of Plenary 15 in Melbourne, Australia, the local organising committee, RDA Technical Advisory Board and RDA Secretariat are pleased to announce RDA Virtual Plenary 15 (VP 15), taking place 18 March – 10 April 2020. VP 15 will offer remote access to many of the sessions that were planned to take place in Melbourne.

The programme for VP 15 is below, and we anticipate many more sessions to be added in the coming days. If you are a member of an RDA group who had a session planned for Plenary 15 in Melbourne, and would like to participate in VP 15, please submit your request by Friday, 3 April at https://www.rd-alliance.org/virtual-plenary-15-session-request-form. Within 24-48 hours of your submission, the RDA Secretariat will send confirmations to the applicant chair of the time and session for the virtual meeting. 

Please consider registering for a session and/or hosting your own. Thank you in advance for your involvement and support, and a special thanks to AARNet for supporting VP 15 by providing Zoom links for our meetings.

If you are new to RDA, we have an introductory RDA for Newcomers document.

As part of the virtual #RDAPlenary (VP15), we are holding a virtual poster session from 30th March - 9 April. Please visit the poster pages, add your comments, engage with the presenters and vote for your top 5 posters!

Virtual Session Schedule:

Opening Address (video message) - Hilary Hanahoe, RDA Secretary General
(pdf version)


18 - 20 March 2020
Wednesday, 18 March 2020                                                                                                                    
Thursday, 19 March 2020                                                                                                                    
Friday, 20 March 2020                                                                                                                    
23 - 27 March 2020
Tuesday, 24 March 2020                                                                                                                    
Wednesday, 25 March 2020                                                                                                                    
Thursday, 26 March 2020                                                                                                                    
Friday, 27 March 2020                                                                                                                    

30 March - 3 April 2020

Visit the Virtual Poster Session from 30 March - 9 April

Tuesday, 31 March 2020                                                                                                                    
Wednesday, 1 April 2020                                                                                                                    
Thursday, 2 April 2020                                                                                                                    
Friday, 3 April 2020                                                                                                                 
Visit the Virtual Poster Session from 30 March - 9 April
Monday, 6 April 2020                                                                                                                    
Tuesday, 7 April 2020                                                                                                                    
Wednesday, 8 April 2020                                                                                                                    
Thursday, 9 April 2020                                                                                                                    
Friday, 10 April 2020                                                                                                                    

Closing Remarks:

  • Hilary Hanahoe, RDA Secretary General

Powerpoint - Recording available

  • Rosie Hicks, CEO at Australian Research Data Commons

Recording available

  • Brendan Dalton, CIO at CSIRO

Recording available



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