The RCWG aims to:
- Provide ESA members with information about the different RCs, and how to be involved in them.
- Provide a first point-of-contact for RC convenors to the ESA board/executive.
- Enable RCs to share their successes/drawbacks with other RCs.
- Develop greater media awareness (in collaboration with the ESA Media Working Group) of RCs and the work that they are undertaking.
- Provide opportunities to fund collaborative RC events.
At present the RCWG has four members: Sacha Jellinek (Chair & ESA ordinary director), Emilie Ens (ESA general member), Ben Gooden (ESA general member) and Eleonora Egidi (ESA general member). It is overseen by the ESA’s VP-Research, Amy Hahs, who attends the meetings as an observer. These members are bound by the ESA RCWG Terms of Reference.