Open science offers opportunities to increase the contributions of science to society. Enabling open science requires capabilities for data sharing that facilitate findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) data through transparency, responsibility, user focus, sustainability, and technology (TRUST). There are many choices available for adopting and implementing a data repository to facilitate open science. Such choices include considerations whether to adopt or develop a custom solution, to contract hosted services or install systems on-site, or to manage a centralized or distributed system, as well as others, such as collaboration, federation, and sharing of resources. Similarly, support, administration, and integration considerations offer additional choices. Practices for sharing knowledge, technology and services among data repositories offer advantages for many of these choices. The joint session of the Repository Platforms for Research Data IG and the Domain Repositories IG will explore various approaches for developing, adopting, and implementing data repository platforms and for sharing resources among data repositories to facilitate open science, followed by discussions of successes, failures, trade-offs, and possibilities for the future.
Presentations will offer perspectives from data repository developers, managers, archivists, researchers, and data users to address the following objectives.
- describe decisions for implementing data repository systems and services that enable open science for current and future users
- describe organizational, financial, managerial and operational perspectives that inform decisions for selecting particular approaches for adopting and implementing repository capabilities.
- describe approaches for collaboration, federation, and sharing of resources that have enabled a particular data repository implementation approach to succeed.
Following the presentations, we will discuss decision-making criteria for implementing a data repository in light of current opportunities and challenges for enabling open science. The intended outcomes of the session will be the identification of criteria for selecting particular approaches for adopting and implementing data repository platforms and for sharing resources to improve opportunities for data facilities to enable open science.