RDA's 21st Plenary - Programme

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RDA's P21 recordings and presentation slides* are now accessible to larger community!
*Not all of the RDA's P21st session presentation slides are available, despite numerous attempts to gather them. To find slides, please navigate to a title of a session > collaborative notes.

SciDataCon2023 sessions recordings can be viewed HERE

IDW 2023 programme (incl. RDA P21) can be viewed HERE

How to navigate the RDA P21 programme ⇒

Programme Navigation Guide


Group color coding legend (status)

IGs (Interest Groups)
 Not yet endorsed    
 IG established

WGs (Working Groups)
 Not yet endorsed  
 WGs Getting started (~0-6 months after RDA endorsement)
Producing deliverables (approx. 6-12 months after RDA endorsement)    
WGs Wrapping up (from ~12 months after RDA endorsement)
 WGs Maintaining deliverables (maintenance group)

BoF - Birds of a Feather

Pathways coding

11 research data-related topics of interest, known as 'pathways', have been identified by colours. This should help you navigate the programme and select sessions of interest. All P21 sessions are summarised under each pathway category and can be found here. You can choose the sessions you would like to attend using the pathway colour coding below:

 FAIR, CARE, TRUST - Principles
 FAIR, CARE, TRUST - Adoption, Implementation, and Deployment
 Data Infrastructures and Environments - Institutional
 Data Infrastructures and Environments - Regional or Disciplinary
 Data Infrastructures and Environments - International
 Training, Stewardship, and Data Management Planning
 Semantics, Ontology, Standardisation
 Data Lifecycles - Versioning, Provenance, Citation, and Reward
 Discipline Focused Data Issues
 Research Software

  Sun 22 OctoberMon 23 October | Tues 24 October | Weds 25 October | Thurs 26 October | Fri 27 October

All times below are in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) and local Austria (AT) times. All sessions times are final.

*Please note that Thursday, October 26, is a public holiday in Austria. All shops will be closed.


 Sunday 22 October 2023.  Side meetings (by invitation only)

 Day I. Monday 23 October 2023

Day II. Tuesday 24 October 2023

  • UTC 07:00 - 08:30 | AT 09:00 - 10:30 | RDA P21 Breakout Session 2
  • UTC 15:30 - 15:45 | AT 17:30 - 17:45 | Break 
  • UTC 15:45 - 17:15 | AT 17:45 - 19:15 | RDA Adoption & Impact Plenary Session | Europa Hall | Recording available
  • UTC 17:15 - 18:30 | AT 19:15 - 20:30 | IDW2023 On-site Poster Session Networking & Reception. The exhibition area, first floor. 
    This is an excellent opportunity to share your ideas, ongoing research and accomplishments with data professionals from around the globe, while browsing the posters presented by a variety of researchers.

 Day III. Wednesday 25 October 2023 

  • UTC 11:00 - 12:00 | AT 13:00 - 14:00 | Lunch
  • UTC 12:00 - 13:30 | AT 14:00 - 15:30 Plenary Session 'Data and global challenges: data, science, trust and policy' | Europa Hall | Recording available
    The major global human, societal, and scientific challenges of our age are fundamentally interdisciplinary and related to all sectors of society. These challenges can only be addressed through the close collaboration of science, civil society, and government using cross-domain and multi-stakeholder research that seeks to understand complex systems, including through machine-assisted analysis at scale. 
    Speakers: Peiling Yap, Pier Luigi Buttigieg, Katsia Paulavets, Barend Mons
  • UTC 13:30 - 14:00 | AT 15:30 - 16:00 | Networking Tea & Coffee Break 
  • UTC 13:30 - 14:00 | AT 15:30 - 16:00 | Fully virtual Networking Session 'The Festivities Continue: Virtual Networking’ (in Whova) Bring a cuppa and join us at the informal virtual networking session, where you can enjoy meeting new people from the convenience of your device! The session is designed to connect with other professionals online by participating in short video conversations. 
  • UTC 14:00 - 15:30 | AT 16:00 - 17:30 | SciDataCon Parallel Session 5 | Recording available
  • UTC 15:30 - 15:45 | AT 17:30 - 17:45 | Break 
  • UTC 15:45 - 17:15 | AT 17:45 - 19:15 | CODATA / WDS Organisational Plenary Sessions | Europa Hall
  • UTC 17:15 - onwards | AT 19:15 - onwards | IDW2023 Bar Hopping Social EventImportant: This lively event will take you on a tour of Salzburg’s great bars, including visits to: Academy Bar, Shakespear, Alchimiste and Bellinis. All of these bars are only a short stroll away from the Congress where IDW2023 is taking place. The registration name badge given to you on arrival at IDW 2023 will show registration status and drinks vouchers for this event. You will need to bring this with you for the duration of the Bar Hopping Social Event to redeem free drinks in the allocated bars.

 Day IV. Thursday 26 October 2023

  • UTC 13:30 - 14:00 | AT 15:30 - 16:00 | Networking Tea & Coffee Break
  • UTC 14:00 - 16:00 | AT 16:00 - 18:00 | Closing Plenary Session 'Ethics, data science, and AI in dialogue with one another and society' Europa Hall | Recording available
    This session opens a dialogue on the fundamental frameworks of ethics in the data sciences and artificial intelligence, focusing on the human dimensions of the technological impacts of our digitalised societies on fundamental human rights, social values, and legal frameworks in our differentiated yet shared human conditions.
    Lili Zhang, Gitanjali Yava, Perihan Elif Ekmekci, Jiangfen Cao

  Friday 27 October 2023. Side meetings (by invitation only)