The TLA has been heavily involved in the European iCORDI project.
After the, very positive, first evaluation by the commission it was decided to change the name of iCORDI to RDA/Europe.

We have been very busy in several areas.
We have been organizing RDA/Europe activities in general.
Next to that TLA is active in a number of core RDA working groups as well as contributing a person to the RDA Secretariat.
This year some important events are coming up for RDA/Europe, which we will now list.

10-september MPG-RZG: RDA Europe Workshop prior to the RDA Plenary in Washington

The goal of this workshop is to discuss European aspects of global research data sharing and exchange as well as inject new ideas and European achievements to be presented and represented during the RDA 2nd Plenary meeting taking place at the National Academy of Sciences 16 – 18 September 2013 in Washington DC.

16-18 september National Academy of Sciences in Washington: RDA Second Plenary Meeting

Scientists, research data infrastructure providers, research data practitioners, policy-makers and research data stakeholders from all over the world will gather at RDA’s second bi-annual plenary meeting, taking place from 16th to 18th September 2013 in the esteemed National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, US. The meeting will provide existing and new and aspiring RDA community members an opportunity to conduct business and make progress on their plans and deliverables.

Connected to the Second Plenary, RDA/Europe is making available travel-grants to facilitate attendance.!2

28-30 oktober, Rome: EUDAT Second Conference

The 2nd conference brings together international data infrastructure providers and practitioners from research and enterprise to discuss the Collaborative Data Infrastructure (CDI) supported by EUDAT.
The 3-day event addresses new data challenges – the case for cross-disciplinary science and services – in view of the EC’s forthcoming Horizon 2020 programme. International e-infrastructure cooperation and collaboration benefits are high on the agenda and a particular focus will be given to Research Data Alliance, with talks from the European representatives of the RDA and not only.

26-28 March, Dublin: RDA Third Plenary

Australia, in close partnership with Ireland, will host the Third Plenary for the Research Data Alliance in Dublin, Ireland on March 26 to 28, 2014. The purpose of the Research Data Alliance is to accelerate international data-driven innovation and discovery by facilitating research data sharing and exchange, use and re-use, standards harmonization, and discoverability.