May 25, 2022

4 RDA Recommendations For Open Data Sharing Now Published as ICT Technical Specifications

From the Research Data Alliance:

2017-07-24_15-35-54The 4 RDA recommendations published today are key building blocks for an interoperable research data environment:

The publication is a key milestone for RDA’s contribution to making research data open, sharable and re-usable across technologies, disciplines, and countries.

RDA gathers more than 5800 members from 128 countries belonging to academia, research, public administration or the private sector. The Recommendations and Outputs are delivered by the RDA Working and Interest groups, self-formed and directly managed by the RDA members. The recommendations and outputs are envisioned as social and technical bridges because they connect different systems, communities, tools etc. and generally take the form of technical specifications, data and reference models, recommended practice and harmonization of existing standards.

RDA Europe, the European plug-in to the global RDA, has carried forward the evaluation, approval and publication of the 4 Recommendations as ICT specifications and is currently working on the submission of a new set of 5 Recommendations for this autumn.

Read the Complete Announcement

See Also: All RDA Recommendations & Outputs

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