FAIR and the Research Data Alliance

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) was launched as a community-driven initiative in 2013 by the European Commission, the United States Government’s National Science Foundation and National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Australian Government’s Department of Innovation with the goal of building the social and technical infrastructure to enable open sharing and re-use of data. Individual membership is free of charge at https://www.rd-alliance.org/user/register and everyone can join activities performed by RDA.

RDA Austria

RDA Austria is the Austrian contact point of RDA Europe and RDA Global. This national node brings together Austrian data management initiatives, promotes the establishment of working and interest groups and basically supports the implementation of RDA recommendations.
Furthermore, RDA Austria is an important link between the Austrian FDM communities and European and global initiatives. If you want to get in touch with RDA Austria, you can contact it via info@rd-alliance.at.

RDA and Infrastructure Providers

One target group of RDA are infrastructure and service providers, for more information see https://www.rd-alliance.org/value-research-data-alliance-infrastructure-providers.

RDA Working Groups on FAIR

FAIR is an essential focus of RDA. The FAIR Data Maturity Model Working Group has developed a model for assessing the FAIRness of data, which is also referred to in Horizon Europe.

Many other working groups deal with different aspects of FAIR, see https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups. There you can find a short description, the current status, the collaborators and the outputs already produced. If you are interested in the developments of the specific groups, please contact the group chairs directly or sign up to them.