Getting Started

Thank you for joining the Research Data Infrastructure Learning Community! This online community is a great place to connect with peers, learn about best practices, and share news and resources. Here are a few ways to get started:

Introduce Yourself

Fill out your personal profile with fun facts about yourself and your work. The more detail you include, the easier it will be for people to make meaningful connections. Pro tip: adding a picture increases engagement with your posts.

Check out the Directory

The Directory connects you to people, projects, and groups:

  • People: Find other individuals with similar interests using the “advanced search” feature.
  • Projects: Learn about research data infrastructure projects.
  • Groups: Create an online community of practice and share resources with those that have similar interests.

Get to Know the Forums

Have a topic that you would like to discuss? Start a new topic thread in the Open Forum. In this area you can ask questions or initiate dialogue around a new topic.

Explore the Resource Library

Read through the resources that we have uploaded to the Resource Library and please feel free to share your own! Note, all members have access to the site-wide resource library. If you would like to share something with your group, please upload it to your group library.

Browse Upcoming Events

Browse the Event Calendar for upcoming webinars for the community and other general events, including national conferences and meetings, of interest.

Have Questions?

Have technical support questions? Look for the Help icon in the lower right-hand corner of any page to connect with the Help Desk (staffed by technical experts from HealthDoers).


    1. Beth Johnson Post author

      Hi @susan-lumsden! Any time you’d like to create a new group, feel free to email me or @cwaite. I’m in the process of creating a request form for groups to make this process a whole lot easier for users. Thanks for the question — if you have any other ideas / questions, please send them my way!