RDA calls for new collaboration projects. Apply now!

The 2016 call for collaboration

RDA Europe has just launched the second Call for Collaboration Projects to support communities that want to test or adopt RDA outputs. RDA Collaboration Projects should be short and focused activities with concrete results to be produced within a 6 month time frame. Collaboration Projects will receive a 15 000 € grant for carrying out these activities. The deadline for submitting your applications is 30 September, 2016.

A number of conditions must be satisfied for collaboration projects:

  • The collaboration partners must demonstrate that there is appropriate co-funding (e.g. person effort, in-kind, etc. matching the required funds from RDA).
  • Added value in improving data sharing and re-use and thus an alignment with the RDA goals and principles must be clearly illustrated.
  • Project coordination & supervision will be jointly carried out between an RDA expert and a senior expert from the collaboration partner.
  • The senior expert from the collaboration partner should be available to participate in a related RDA workshop as an expert.
  • Collaboration partners must give feedback to the RDA global processes, i.e. give feedback to the corresponding RDA groups via RDA internal communication tools.

Discover more and apply

  • Call for Collaboration Launch: 18 May 2016
  • Deadline of Submission: 30 September 2016 17.00 CET
  • Evaluation & Negotiation: 3-31 October 2016
  • Earliest Start Date: 1 January 2017


Get involved: RDA support & collaboration opportunities

Places still available for the Early Career Support Programme For The RDA 8th Plenary, Denver (CO) September 2016

Early career researchers & scientists are invited to apply for the Early Career Support Programme to support Plenary 8 activities in Denver, Colorado, from 15 to 17 September 2016. The support programme will cover travel and accommodation costs as well as the Plenary registration fee.
Interested candidates are invited to complete the on-line application form  by 5th June 2016, midnight CEST. All candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application after the 20th June 2016.


RDA Europe Travel grants for participation at Digital Humanities 2016 RDA/ADHO Workshop

RDA Europe is offering three travel bursaries at €500 each to support participation at the RDA/ADHO Workshop: Evaluating Research Data Infrastructure Components and Engaging in their Development at DH2016 in Krakow, July 12-16, 2016.




User-Driven Innovation for Digital Infrastructures for Research. Call for participation open!

Europe’s first conference on Digital Infrastructures for Research (DI4R 2016) is designed with research communities in mind and aims to foster the broader adoption of digital infrastructure services and promote user-driven innovation. DI4R2016, taking place in Kraków, on 28-30 September 2016, will be hosted by Academic Computer Centre CYFRONET and organised jointly by EGI, EUDAT, GÉANT, OpenAIRE and RDA Europe.

All researchers, developers and service providers are invited to submit abstracts for presentations, training sessions, workshops and demonstrations through the Call for Participation, open until 3 June 2016.


May 2016, RDA Europe Team
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