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Award Overview and Criteria

The RDA is pleased to announce the ‘The Sarah Jones Award for exceptional contribution to fostering collaboration in Open Science‘. This annual award, instituted in 2024, will be given to the nominee that is recognised for:

Nomination criteria

  1. Open science (including but not limited to education & training, research data management & FAIR data) contribution. Exceptional contribution to fostering cross border and/or cross-community collaboration in Open Science.
  2. Positive impact: Showing evidence of positive change as a result of interactions on an organisational, individual and/or community level.
  3. Nominee characteristics should outline the career level (Early Career nominations are strongly encouraged), an otherwise unrecognised contribution to the community in open science. Furthermore, demonstration of contribution within the RDA community is welcomed, but not obligatory. 
  4. Nominees from geographical areas with little or difficult development of open science are strongly encouraged.
More information

To read more about the nominations process, including the selection criteria, assessment and award timline:

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The Sarah Jones Award

Nominator Details

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Nominee Details

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Reason for Nomination

Please provide your reason for nominating this person as a candidate for this award. Provide evidence of cross border and/or cross-community collaboration. Outline the career level of the candidate (Early Career nominations are strongly encouraged) and describe their contributions to geographical areas within little or no development of Open Science. Demonstrate contributions within the RDA community if applicable.
Maximum 200 words.
Maximum 200 words
Maximum 200 words