Data scientists and domain researchers

Are you a researcher or a data scientist working on a specific domain?
Let us explain you why you are so important for RDA.

The domain researchers, are the main producers and consumers of scientific data. Many "sub-communities" are working on particular scientific fields, and within particular institutions, performing significant interdisciplinary and cross-institutional activities. 

The data scientists are data managers, information system (IS) specialists, IT & technical architecture / infrastructure managers, and data providers belonging to different domains. Close collaboration with these stakeholders is crucial to enable the full strength of adoption of the RDA outputs, and to take profit from latest technological insights.

RDA encourages and promotes the mutual interaction and synergy between data scientists and domain researchers to tackle scientific challenges. That's why we want to promote mutual trust and collaboration between these two groupings.

If you find yourself in one of these two categories, see below how we would like you to active join RDA activities:

Join RDA


Meet us and contribute to our events:

  • Participate in domain-science oriented events/conferences, RDA National Events held in RDA Europe affiliated countries, Datathon and training events as well as the annual meetings that RDA is organising with large infrastructure groups. Have a look at the "RDA EU Events" pages for more information 
  • Participate in European Data events: RDA European based events offer tracks dedicated to different stakeholder groups, including domain researchers and may be co-organised with other Eurtopean stakeholders. For more information please visit the "Related Events" pages 
  • Take part in three Science Meetings that bring together leading European scientists working with data to showcase RDA, highlight current activities, gather their feedback and requirements and ultimately create new European driven RDA Working and Interest Groups.  




Apply for our Early Career Programme:

  • If you are young researcher you can also apply for the Early Career Support Programme, apply for grants to attend the RDA plenary meetings and participate in Working or Interest Group meetings of relevance to your area of study;