We are working on an open collaborative project that builds the capability for animating the connections between researchers, publications, research grants and research datasets (data in research). These connections are the keys to questions such as: What are the publications by researchers in my university? What are the research collaboration networks inside and outside of my university? Who is working on a given research problem? For example, who works on stem cell research in Australia? The Research Graph metadata model was initially formed as part of the RD-Switchboard project to transform metadata records to a nodes and relationships in a Neo4j graph database. Since March 2014, RD-Switchboard is lead by the DDRI Working Group in Research Data Alliance. The working group has input from a number of national and international research institutions.