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The Value of the Research Data Alliance to Funders and Policy Makers

Get involved!
If you are funding agency and you would like further information about how to get involved in RDA


Agencies fund research to deliver benefits to their stakeholders. This value is enhanced if the research is of high quality and can be used for new purposes.

When funding agencies engage with RDA, they join RDA in fulfilling its vision to openly share data across technologies, disciplines, and countries to address the grand challenges of society.  Funders are much more connected internationally in a way that enhances the value of the services they provide to their stakeholders while also enhancing the competitiveness of their research.

There are various ways funding agencies engage with RDA, including:

Agencies also have the option to fund various RDA programs and activities, such as: