Nomination Form - RDAP “Work of the Year” Award
Established in 2023, the “Work of the Year” award recognizes an outstanding publication, program, or other publicly available work related to research data access and preservation. The award serves as acknowledgement of the work’s impact on the wider research and scholarly communication ecosystem in support of the RDAP Association’s mission and values. Nominated works can be produced by any number of individuals, but prize winners must be RDAP members, and prizes will be awarded to up to five individuals. For more information, visit

“Work of the Year” Award Criteria:
  • This award has been established to honor RDAP members’ contributions to exceptional work related to data access and preservation that furthers the mission and values of RDAP.

  • To be eligible, the nominated work must be produced by at least one current RDAP member within the current calendar year. Current members of the RDAP Executive Board are not eligible to receive prizes for this award.

  • Nominations for this award run on a calendar year cycle. Individuals may nominate published and/or publicly available works created by themselves and/or others once per calendar year.

  • To be eligible, nominated works must be published, documented online, or otherwise publicly accessible to allow for evaluation.

  • With the understanding that outstanding works are typically reflective of a group effort, works produced by both single individuals and groups of individuals are eligible for this award.

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Person making the nomination - your name, email, and institutional affiliation (if applicable) *
Name(s) of the person(s) being nominated (nominee) and their email(s) *
Institutional Affiliations of the nominee(s) (if applicable)
Title of the Work that is being nominated *
Date that the Work was published or made available online *
URL of where the Work can be publicly viewed *
In 250 words or less, please describe the Work’s impact on the wider research and scholarly communication ecosystem in support of the RDAP Association’s mission & values:

RDAP Mission
RDAP (Research Data Access & Preservation) supports an engaged community of information professionals committed to creating, maintaining, advancing, and teaching best practices for research data, access, and preservation.

Advocacy; Diversity & Inclusion; Teaching, Developing, and Learning; Ethics; Integrity; Openness; Partnerships
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