RDA - EOSC Future Call for Plenary Support

RDA - EOSC Future Call for Plenary Support

Call opens: 07 September 2022, 12:00 CEST 
Call closes: 08 November 2022, 16.00 CEST 

The EOSC Future project and Research Data Alliance (RDA) are pleased to announce a call to support the hosting of the RDA 20 Plenary Conference in March 2023, to coincide with the 10th anniversary of RDA, as well as the Swedish EU Presidency. Preference will be given to proposals from Sweden, specifically in the city of Gothenburg.  The event will take place from 20 to 24 March 2023, including potential side events.  
Find out more via the EOSC Future Grants Platform. 

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is a major international initiative to standardise and respond to research data related challenges globally. RDA has a global membership of over 12,500 experts, and has a 10-year track record on bringing these experts together to provide concrete research data solutions for scientists, repositories and scientific organisations. 

The RDA Plenaries are the ideal venue to further progress in data sharing across disciplines, technologies, and borders, bringing together a uniquely diverse community of scientists. This 20th Plenary will provide the perfect opportunity to showcase the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) ecosystem, its role in fostering Open Science and harmonising and integrating key European research, computing and data infrastructures for new digital ways of doing science. 

 Proposals should be able to demonstrate, among other elements: 

  • Applicability of the venue (35%) - ability to host at least a 4 full-day hybrid conference with up to 500 international in person attendees and approx. 1,000 on-line participants  
  •  A brief summary of previous conference hosting, capacity to organise hybrid (in person and virtual) events, and knowledge of event budget management (35%)     
  • A summary of the proposed conference hosting, how it is relevant to RDA. (30%)  

Please note, your proposal should take into account the RDA Guiding Principles and demonstrate commitment to them. Proposals should drive the principles of openness and community activities.    

What does the grant include? 

The RDA Open Calls programme will offer 1 grant of maximum €60.000,00 for this call. This grant will go towards supporting both the satellite event and the three-day plenary. 

Who can apply?  

Applicants should demonstrate that they have experience in hosting large international multi-day, hybrid conferences. They must possess the capacity to legally and financially operate in Sweden, be willing to work with local host organisations, EOSC Future and RDA, and reside and/or work in an EU country or associate countries. Note: This call is not open to members of the EOSC Future consortium.  

Further criteria and conditions are detailed on the EOSC Future Grants Platform 


Applications are open until 08 November 2022, 16.00 CEST. Successful Candidates will be informed by 15 November 2022


13 September 2022