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Call for Nominations to the RDA Council due 15 May

Postby parsonsm » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:36 pm

The RDA Funders group is calling for nominations for two additional members of the RDA Council to be appointed in early June. Please see the call below.


-m. for the RDA Secretariat

Call for Nominations:
Additional Research Data Alliance Council Members
April 24, 2013

The Funder’s Group* of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) is planning to appoint two additional members to the RDA Council in early June 2013, and is seeking input from the RDA Community. Specifically, members of the community are being encouraged to submit names for the two open positions no later than May 15, 2013, as the Funder’s group plans to review the nominations and appoint two people in early June. Additional council appointments are anticipated in succeeding months with the goal to reach nine members of the initial council prior to transition to the regular council in accordance with RDA Governance documents.

The RDA Council is responsible for maintaining the vision of RDA, ensuring the guiding principles of the organisation are maintained, and formally endorsing the outcomes of the RDA activities in line with RDA principles. The Council is responsible for the overall oversight, success, strategy, and sustainability of the RDA.

Council members are expected to be “statespersons” committed to supporting the aims of the RDA rather than promoting special interests, domains or disciplines.
Council members should be recognized experts in domains such as physical, engineering, medical, or biological science, social science and the humanities. Since RDA is an international organization, it is important that the Council also reflect gender and ethnic diversity.

Nominations should be sent to the attention of Alan Blatecky,, no later than May 15, 2013. Nominations should include the person’s name, current position, and email address. Each nomination should also include a short paragraph (less than ½ page) on why this person is being nominated and how they will be able to contribute to the Council and the Research Data Alliance.

*RDA Funder’s Group:
Australian Government: Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
7th Framework Program, European Commission, Europe
Office of Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation, US
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