As part of the RDA Europe 4.0 project, SRCE - University of Zagreb University Computing Centre become the Croatian national RDA node in 2019. In cooperation with the librarians from the University of Rijeka Library, the University of Split Library, the City and University Library Osijek, and the National and University Library in Zagreb, the handbook for researchers was prepared on how to handle research data for their efficient sharing and reuse.
The idea of open access to research data is wonderful and in harmony with the new paradigm - Open Science. Access to the data is possible for all researchers, system-administrators, pupils and their parents to make unexpected discoveries undiscovered by routine analysis. The dynamics of knowledge acquisition is a complex process whose laws we do not know well yet, and curiosity often does not lead to interesting knowledge (curiosity-driven science ).
The important activity of RDA Bulgarian Node is to persuade large data users to accept proposed standards for data collection, storage and recovery in order to make their exchange possible and useful.
The work of the RDA Indigenous Data Sovereignty Interest Group is cited as part of CSIRO's contribution to the Indigenous Evaluation Strategy of the Australian Government, referring to the CARE principles for Indigenous data governance released by the Global Indigenous Data Alliance Group
A Preview published by Patterns Journal on 14th August 2020 overviews and discusses the Research Data Alliance COVID-19 Working Group publication “Recommendations and Guidelines on data sharing,” published in June 2020.
Results from a collaboration between RDA Europe, FAIRsFAIR, OpenAIRE, FREYA and EOSC-hub have just been published in Patterns in an article entitled Recommendations for Services in a FAIR Data Ecosystem.