One of most powerful benefits of being an IFDO member is the collaborative influence our group can have on the research community.

The joint voices of IFDO members are heard in research forums around the world.  IFDO is a member of the International Science Council and leverages that relationship to help our members guide and direct the ISC international research agenda.

We meet regularly and participate in document reviews to help promote social science research data needs in that forum. In addition, IFDO is an Organizational Member of the Research Data Alliance and promotes RDA outputs across its membership.

IFDO regularly sponsors RDA sessions at the plenaries and seeks to promote the social science data communities needs in these venues.  If you would like to help promote our mission in these or other international meetings please let us know and we can help coordinate the message.