Associate Director, IT Lab
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is to global data infrastructure what the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is to the Internet. The RDA vision (paraphrased here) is “research data exchange for everyone” and its mission is to “use voluntary cooperation and consensus to run an open, global research data infrastructure.” The RDA Secretariat has been established through Australian Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (IISRTE) support of the Australian National Data Service (ANDS), European Commission support for International Collaboration on Research Data Infrastructure (iCORDI), and US National Science Foundation support to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. This session will focus on RDA structure and planning for an interoperable, global data infrastructure.