18 July 2017
ANDS’ Executive Director Ross Wilkinson has been named co-chair of the Research Data Alliance (RD-A) Council at a recent Council meeting, serving the role alongside Francine Berman.
Prior to the appointment, Ross was existing member of Council and has been involved in the RD-A since its inception. He was described by the RD-A as being “a great asset” for his new role.
Council also welcomed new members Edit Herczog from Vision and Values SPRL, and Sandra Collins from the National Library of Ireland. Kay Raseroka from IFLA Building Strong Library Associations was also welcomed back to serve another term. Special recognition was given to John Wood, former co-chair of RDA Europe, and Patrick Cocquet, chief executive officer of Cap Digital, for their previous contributions as RDA Council co-chair and member.
The Research Data Alliance is an international collaboration of over 5,800 members from 128 countries that promotes data-sharing and data-driven research across national, geographical and generational boundaries.