RDAP is a diverse, practitioner-focused community which includes information professionals, librarians, IT professionals, administrators, students, researchers, and more, both within and outside of academic institutions. Your membership will continue to build an organization focused on supporting advocacy, teaching, learning, and partnerships across the research data field. RDAP membership includes a variety of benefits which you can read more about below.
Not sure yet if you’d like to join? No problem! We have many resources that are available to all, not just members. Get to know RDAP better by joining our open listserv, attending the next RDAP Summit, or watching recordings of past events.
Additional member benefits are always in the works! If you have ideas for other benefits you’d like to see, please let us know.
Members are able to vote electronically or in person on issues that affect the organization and its members. Your voice matters and helps to shape RDAP. Issues that have involved voting or open comments in the past include: the organization’s mission statement, moving to an independent organization, and electing new board members.
RDAP is relevant to the data and preservation communities thanks to its members and especially those serving on an Action Committee. Members gain valuable experience by participating in or leading our Action Committees. Take a look at the current list of Action Committees.
Members are eligible to run for office on the Executive Board to help lead RDAP. Currently, there are 3 elected positions: President-elect, Secretary, and Treasurer. Learn about the current Executive Board.
Members receive a discounted registration fee to attend the annual RDAP Summit.
Members are eligible to be nominated for RDAP awards and prizes.
While anyone can register to attend an RDAP webinar, members have access to the full archive of RDAP webinar content.
Standard members are those who do not qualify for student/retiree/financial hardship memberships.
Members actively attending college or university are eligible for Student membership. This membership status is self-reported.
Members who have retired but wish to remain active in the professional community are eligible for Retiree membership. This membership status is self-reported.
FINANCIAL HARDSHIP MEMBERS
This level of membership is intended for members who find themselves undergoing financial hardship but wish to remain active in the professional community. This membership status is self-reported.
Founding members are those who joined during the initial member drive and whose donations helped seed the initial costs of forming an independent organization. Founding members were recognized at the 2019 RDAP Summit and received special tags to denote their founding member status on their lanyards. Founding members retain the status as long as they maintain membership.
RDAP Association, Inc., is a tax-exempt organization according to Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).
The RDAP Discuss listserv is an open list available to all who are interested in or working on research data access and preservation activities. Posts to the list include events of interest, job openings, questions related to research data, and more.
JOIN THE RDAP LISTSERV
Once you join, you can send messages to the listserv community by using the email address discuss [at] rdapassociation [dot] org
Questions about the listserv? You can reach the person managing the list at admin [at] rdapassociation [dot] org