Research data are stored in a wide variety of repository platforms, using disparate data modeling and metadata standards, file formats, and conventions. It is often necessary to migrate data from one repository platform to another, share data between different repositories, and disseminate repository resources to a variety of services. These tasks are made difficult, and in some cases impossible, by a lack of interoperability between different repository platforms.
The Research Data Repository Interoperability Working Group will establish standards for interoperability between different research data repository platforms. These standards may include (but are not limited to) a generic API and import/export formats.
Due to its scope this WG ideally fosters relations to a number of RDA WGs and IGs that may be able to contribute with their results to or benefit from this WG’s work, e.g. Repository Platforms For Research Data, Data Fabric IG, Data Description Registry Interoperability WG, Data Type Registries WG.