Last month, the organizers of the RDA-US May meeting spent a few days reconnecting with many of you during Plenary 20 in beautiful Gothenburg, Sweden. It was a whirlwind, filled with meetings and networking, and it reminded us once again that RDA is an organization like no other, largely due to its members.
For those that did attend, either virtually or in person, thank you for your participation! Your engagement means more than you know, especially with RDA-US approaching significant transitions in the coming months.
As announced during Plenary 20, Rebecca Kosela will be retiring later this year and Beth Plale will be assuming leadership of the RDA-US. Beth is an early founder of RDA and the Executive Director of the Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University.
We encourage you to attend the RDA-US 10th Anniversary Celebration on May 23 in Washington DC to welcome Beth, celebrate RDA’s 10th anniversary, and gather community feedback on where RDA-US should invest going forward. This celebration will offer you, a member of the RDA-US community, an opportunity to discuss recent US policy changes and strategies and explore further RDA-US collaborations. The agenda will showcase some outputs and recommendations from RDA working groups and interest groups including the Schools of Research Data Science (SoRDS), Machine Actionalble Data Management Plans, PID infrastructure, and many more. Registration is available here.
With new opportunities for RDA-US on the horizon, your continued support is essential to our success. Please consider joining us on May 23 to celebrate our past and plan for the future.