RDA plenary

Data for Real-World Impact

18-20 March 2020 | Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is delighted to announce that its 15th Plenary Meeting, with the theme "Data for Real-World Impact", will take place from 18 - 20 March 2020 in Melbourne, Australia, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, MCEC (https://mcec.com.au/). The event will be hosted by CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) with the support of the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC). As one of the founding regions of RDA in 2013, Australia has always been a strong supporter and driver of RDA. Organising the Plenary meeting in Australia offers regional researchers and data professionals an opportunity to engage and work with the RDA community, as well as offering the international data community the unique chance to learn more about the exciting activities and developments in the Australian data landscape.

The RDA Plenary meeting will be organised in conjunction with the annual C3DIS (Collaborative Conference on Computational and Data Intensive Science), taking place in Melbourne on 16 - 18 March 2020. C3DIS aims to build a national community of practice of scientists, researchers, and computing, data and information management specialists. All of these professionals share a common interest: the production of breakthrough science outcomes that require large scale, complex computations and analyses to be carried out over massive data sets. We are hoping for great interactions between the two communities through the co-location of the two events.

Costs and Registration

Please login to the RDA website to register

Early Bird Rate
14 Feb 2020

Standard Rate
17 Mar 2020

Onsite Rate 


AUD$700 AUD$800 AUD$900
Students AUD$500 AUD$600 AUD$700
Individuals from Low-and Upper Middle-Income Countries
Important: LMIC and UMIC registrations are
strictly limited to a total of 40 full registrations.
AUD$500 AUD$600 AUD$700
Day Registration  AUD$250 AUD$300 AUD$350
Social Dinner AUD$90 AUD$90 AUD$90
Poster Reception 
(Day Registrants only)
AUD$50 AUD$50 AUD$50
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