The Eötvös Loránd Research Network Secretariat joined the Hungarian National Node of the Research Data Alliance of Europe (HRDA) on May 21, 2020. 

The main objective of HRDA is to develop and support the Hungarian Research Data Management community as well as to provide consultation related to the standardization and sharing of existing data resources in the scientific domain both locally and internationally.

RDA helps researchers and innovators in openly sharing data across technologies, disciplines and countries to address the grand challenges of society. RDA has established a new non-profit organization, the Research Data Alliance Foundation that serves as a legal representative of the greater RDA community. The objective of the RDA Foundation is to foster the FAIR data principles and facilitate successful participation in EU applications.

HRDA’s goals are in line with the ELKH Secretariat’s endeavors, namely to facilitate the development of data management in Hungary; to enhance the fundraising potential of data-driven science; to foster cooperation with the international community and to participate in European projects.