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DEIA (Diversity Equity Inclusion and Anti-racism) Task Force

The Research Data Access & Preservation (RDAP) Association is committed to advocating for and actively supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism within our organization and within the fields of data management and curation. As such, the organization is creating a task force that will work closely with the seven RDAP Action Committees and the Executive Board to identify where and how DEIA touches our work and broader society, how to improve, how to measure our successes, and how to address and learn from our failures. The task force will have one year to develop a cohesive plan and identify measurable (SMART) goals for the association. During the planning year, regular progress reports will be provided to the RDAP membership via RDAP Happenings newsletter (and other channels as needed).

Learn more about this Task Force in our blog post.

Chair: Margaret Henderson

Members: Teresa Schultz, Trisha Adamus, Elizabeth Johnson, Amy Schuler

Conference Manual Task Force

A short-term RDAP Task Force working to build a Summit Planning Manual in order to better capture and record decisions on policy, practices, and to build institutional knowledge for future RDAP Conference Chairs and Committee members.

Members: Jennifer Darragh, Rachel Woodbrook, Vanessa Foss Tess Grynoch, Teresa Schultz, Yasmeen Shoris, Carolyn Bishoff, Amy Neeser, Tisha Mentnech, Reid Otsuji, Jonathan Petters

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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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