Register for Info Share/Q&A meetings on Sustaining the RDA
In November 2020, the RDA Council established a short term Financial Sustainability Task Force (FSTF) focusing on the identification of appropriate and achievable revenue models for RDA, aligning financial plans with the strategic focus for 2021-2023 and engaging with regional offices and regional representatives to align revenue and business models.
During the RDA 17th Plenary meeting, participants had an opportunity to hear about the status of the finances, the task force plans and details on the individual membership survey currently open.
We are organizing two virtual 60-minute meetings to offer all interested parties an opportunity to learn more about the RDA finances, the Financial Sustainability Task Force activities, status and plans.
RDA Financial Sustainability Info Share | Q&A Meetings:
- Thursday 20 May 2021 at 15:00 UTC - Participation is free and open to all but is subject to pre-registration at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUldeugrjkvGtMH-EbBfYybzgDq_FT3tZ5L
- Tuesday 25 May 2021 at 06:00 UTC - Participation is free and open to all but is subject to pre-registration at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvcu-rqTIuE9A_91OgQeqwoiwSWwc1uFR6
The Research Data Alliance (RDA Foundation) is a non-profit charitable organisation registered as a legal entity in the UK and is the official and legal representative of the RDA community as a whole. The RDA Foundation provides the core business operations of RDA and represents RDA globally. RDA Foundation income is primarily from two sources, Funding Agencies (Grants and Donations) and Organisational Memberships, with a further smaller ad-hoc Other Funding revenue stream. The current state of RDA Foundation financial issues is alarming. RDA has limited or no capacity to absorb new tasks. At the same time, the RDA Strategic Plan 2020 - 2023 is now being rolled out for implementation. It is essential to align the strategic plan with a concrete growth and sustainability plan.