Project Overview


The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is an international member-based organisation focused on the development of infrastructure and community activities to reduce the social and technical barriers to data sharing and re-use and to promote the acceleration of data driven innovation and discovery worldwide. RDA is the strategic partner to represent the research data community for the European Research framework, and to achieve progress in thematic areas that need a global approach. 

RDA Europe 4.0 is the European plug-in to RDA and is mandated to ensure that European political, research, industrial and digital infrastructure stakeholders are aware of, engaged with and actively involved in the global RDA activities.


The Synergy


Below the efforts in creating and maintaining synergies between SSHOC and RDA:

  • RDA Plenaries & events
    • RDA P13 presentation in Social Science Research Data Interest Group  
    • RDA P14 EOSC services, collaborations, and RDA workshop & report 
    • Presentation of SSHOC Certification support and plan RDA Global adoption week 2020 & adoption story: 
    • Session RDA P16
    • SSHOC presentation RDA Slovenia event
  • Presentation RDA Europe at SSHOC 2nd consortium meeting
  • Input RDA for EOSC survey
  • SSHOC RDA adoption story
    • The RDA CoreTrustSeal adoption story across domains and regions - SSHOC is one of the 9 stories told.
  • SSHOC RDA adoption story
    • The Ethnic And Migrant Minorities' (EMMs') Survey Registry: A Tool To Help Make EMM Survey Data FAIR.
  • SSHOC series of two articles on RDA for social sciences
  • Joint session at “Realising the European Open Science Cloud. Towards a FAIR research data landscape for the SSH” conference.
    • Community Building Examples Across EOSC-hub, FREYA, & SSHOC