As a new professional member of the Government Blockchain Association, it’s my pleasure to start my partnership by establishing a connection between GBA and RDA, with specific regard to the recently launched Working Group exploring Blockchain applications in health.

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) was launched in 2013, as outcome of a cooperative initiative, by the European Commission, the United States Government’s National Science Foundation and National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Australian Government’s Department of Innovation, with the key aim of enabling open sharing and free flow of data, in a variety of domains.

With more than to 6,600 members from 135 countries (February 2018), RDA provides a neutral space where its members can come together through focused global Working and Interest Groups to develop and adopt infrastructure that promotes data-sharing and data-driven research, and accelerate the growth of a cohesive data community that integrates contributors across domain, research, national, geographical and generational boundaries. You can find a brief introduction to the RDA with links to further information on the RDA Web site here.

 

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