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Joining REFI

The Rotterdam Exchange Format Initiative (REFI) is open for membership to software developers that have implemented import and export of the REFI-QDA Standard, according to the latest specification published on our website.


Advantages of REFI Membership:

  • Strategic information shared within the group is available to you

  • Actively participate in discussions surrounding the content of the REFI-QDA Standard

  • You are entitled one vote whenever voting is required

  • You decide together on the planning of the next version of the REFI-QDA Standard

  • You can influence the implementation of the REFI-QDA Standard

  • You become member of a group of colleagues discussing technical novelties

  • Being a REFI member is stimulating your creativity

  • Being a REFI member is rewarding as we are working for a purpose bigger than ourselves


What we expect from you:

  • Attendance at our live meetings (1 or 2 per year, for two consecutive days)

  • Attendance at our online meetings via Zoom (1 per 6-8 weeks, for one hour)

  • Active involvement in discussions via Slack and other communication mechanisms

  • Meeting deadlines set by the group

  • Behave like a good colleague

  • Willingness to see the bigger picture and seek for solutions

Please contact us at for more information

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