RDA Europe Cascading Grants
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 Europe 4.0 is an offshoot of the international Research Data Alliance (RDA) and a Coordination & Support Action co-funded by the European Commission under the Research and Innovation Framework Programme, Horizon 2020 (H2020). The objective of RDA Europe 4.0 is to become the centrepiece for a EU Open Science Strategy, bringing forward an RDA legacy in Europe, providing skilled, voluntary resources from the EU investment to address Digital Single Market issues. In order to reach this objective, between 2018 and 2020 RDA Europe 4.0 supported growing the community of research data experts and practitioners by a series of open calls offering grants for new RDA Europe national nodes, early career researchers and experts, RDA ambassadors, and RDA output-adoption.
RDA Europe 4.0 has built a network of 22 national nodes that are proactively working to provide input and content to enrich the National Digital Agendas of the EU countries and supporting the promotion and adoption of RDA Outputs and recommendations in their countries and in the European Open Science Cloud.
This special collection of the CODATA Science Journal disseminates to the global data expert community, the latest results of RDA working groups or interest groups that have recently produced recommendations and associated use cases with the support of RDA EUROPE 4.0, related to data sharing, exchange, or interoperability.