Webinars - Introduction to the RDA 19th Plenary

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11 May 2022 UTC

Webinars - Introduction to the RDA 19th Plenary

11 May 2022 - 05:00 to 06:15 UTC

Webinars - Introduction to the RDA 19th Plenary and why you should join the International Data Week 2022!

RDA Plenary 19, as part of International Data Week (IDW), is scheduled as a hybrid event with both virtual and in-person elements between 20-23 June 2022. Two webinars are aiming to promote the Plenary and provide information on the Research Data Alliance and the upcoming International Data Week 2022 conference. 


Why should you attend?

The Research Data Alliance, launched in 2013, is an international, community driven forum for data professionals across the globe to collaborate and develop solutions to enable the open sharing and re-use of data. Plenary meetings are an excellent milestone for interested parties to meet and discuss possible new topics, hold working and interest group meetings, and to showcase the open and accessible achievements and outputs delivered by all the RDA groups.  The discussions in RDA plenary meetings continue after the meeting and offer you invaluable benefits to advance your work and connect with peers on an international level. There are 57 RDA meetings taking place over 7 sessions during IDW, covering topics such as:

  • FAIR, CARE, TRUST Principles, Adoption, Implementation, and Deployment, 
  • Institutional, Regional or Disciplinary, International Data Infrastructures and Environments
  • Training, Stewardship, and Data Management Planning
  • Semantics, Ontology, and Standardization
  • Data Lifecycles – Versioning, Provenance, Citation, and Reward
  • Discipline Focused Data Sessions

RDA community membership is free for all individuals who wish to join and all are encouraged to contribute and take advantage of the open outputs.
This webinar will explain how the community works in RDA, how to get involved and make the most of this opportunity.

Registration and times:

Registration for the webinars is free. They are scheduled at two different times to accommodate as many time zones as possible.
Recordings and slides of the webinars will be made available for a wider audience.

  • Webinar 1: Wednesday, 11th May 2022, 05.00-05.45 UTC
    Register for webinar 1 here 

  • Webinar 2: Wednesday, 11th May 2022, 16.00-16.45 UTC
    Register for webinar 2 here


Speakers include  Hilary Hanahoe, RDA Secretary General and Irina Hope, RDA Events Specialist 




Hilary Hanahoe                

Welcome and Overview of International Data Week 2022 

Hilary Hanahoe    

Introduction to RDA & 19th Plenary Meeting 

Irina Hope 

IDW 2022 Registration & Conference platform Whova




The forty-five minute long webinars will give a brief introduction on how the RDA and RDA Working and Interest groups work. The webinars will also cover IDW22 programme components including Plenary group sessions and the conference hybrid registration. A general overview of the conference's virtual platform, Whova, will also be included. 


More information for new RDA members can be found at the RDA for Newcomers page.


If you have any questions, please feel free to email the RDA Secretariat at enquiries[at]rd-alliance.org