RDA Europe has launched a Call for projects in European organisations that adopt existing RDA Recommendations and Outputs.
The intent of the call is to support and encourage examples of adoption which can benefit others, to promote these examples and to learn lessons about benefits and challenges that arise from making use of RDA recommendations. Since its inception in 2013, 17 Recommendations and 11 Outputs have been produced by RDA Working Groups and Interest Groups (see the following link for a complete list).
These are very wide ranging, addressing registries for persistent identifiers and data types, policy templates, repository audit methodologies, standards directories, curricula, wheat data interoperability, data/literature cross-linking and many other topics. Opportunities for implementation are equally wide-ranging and address a diverse set of stakeholder groups. A number of recommendations have also been endorsed as ICT technical specifications by the European Multi-Stakeholder Platform on ICT specifications (see them here). The RDA Europe Adoption Grants Call will support 8 projects up to a maximum of €15,000 each. Projects should be short and focused activities that run for up to 12 months that result in the use of one or more RDA Recommendations and Outputs in a context capable of providing lessons to other potential adopters. A number of conditions must be met as outlined below. The deadline for submitting applications is 04 March 2019.