Registration for the 2021 RDAP Association Summit is open!


[Registration for the 2021 RDAP Summit is now closed.]

RDAP 2021: Radical Change and Data

The virtual Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit will be held March 10-12, 2021, on Zoom.

Registration Information

  • The RDAP Summit is a three-day, single-track event for all who work toward management, access, and preservation of research data. Sessions on each day will run from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET/ 9:00am to 2:00pm PST. 
  • The program includes keynotes, presentations, lightning talks, and workshops (some available for a small fee). Optional social activities and networking spaces are also offered.
  • The theme of RDAP Summit 2021 is Radical Change and Data. We encourage attendees to consider how they adapt to change, what change looks like to them, and the new skills or knowledge they’ve learned as a result.

About the conference theme

We welcome proposals that discuss how data has led to radical change. This can include but is not limited to:

  • Changes to the data profession as impacted by COVID-19.
  • Changes in society (for example, the environment, diversity and inclusion, ethics) that were driven by data.
  • How data professionals are adapting and evolving to rapid change in their work or at their institution.
  • How data projects, services or research has been affected by change at higher education, industry, government and other research data stakeholders.

Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals is now closed. We look forward to seeing you at the Summit!

Who Should Attend?

The Summit is relevant to the interests and needs of data managers and curators, librarians who work with research data, and researchers and data scientists. A wide range of disciplines from the life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities will be represented. The Summit will bring together practitioners and researchers from academic institutions, data centers, funding agencies, and industry.

More information

RDAP Association 2021 Summit Registration Information

You can view the full 2021 program as well as other past RDAP programs

RDAP Summit is an independent conference through the RDAP Association, which provides accessible and affordable opportunities to connect with the research data support community.

Presenters will not receive a discounted conference rate because the conference organizers are attempting to set one low registration rate for all attendees.

Send your questions to the RDAP Conference Chairs: Amelia Kallaher at aak98[at]cornell[dot]edu and Reid Otsuji at rotsuji[at]ucsd[dot]edu.  


The RDAP community brings together a variety of individuals, including data managers and curators, librarians, archivists, researchers, educators, students, technologists, and data scientists from academic institutions, data centers, funding agencies, and industry who represent a wide range of STEM disciplines, social sciences, and humanities.


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