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Research Data Alliance (RDA) 17th Plenary Meeting - Edinburgh (Virtual): April 20-23, 2021

RDA’s Plenary 17 in Edinburgh (virtual), April 20-23, 2021, will focus on the themes of global challenges, global mechanisms for data reuse, sustainable solutions with benefits for all, and global cooperation to realize these ends.

  • How do you ensure global participation in the creation, relevance, and use of mechanisms (technical and social) for data interchange?

  • How can technology lower barriers to uptake - and when might it create barriers? 

  • What means can we create to overcome non-technical barriers to uptake, be they formal (such as legislation and workflows) or informal, behavioral ones?

  • How do RDA values encourage diversity and safeguard the interests of all, rather than favoring privileged groups?

  • How can global fora speed up research into crises such as COVID-19, climate change, and biodiversity?

The plenary will highlight several research use cases around global collaboration to address grand challenges and ensure societal impact of data reuse.

Catch SGCI staff at these two sessions: