Cooperative Innovation Among Resilient Repository Platforms for Open Research Data

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30 Jul 2021

Cooperative Innovation Among Resilient Repository Platforms for Open Research Data

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Meeting agenda: 
Cooperating to Improve Innovation and Resilience of Repository Platforms for Open Research Data - Robert R. Downs (15 minutes)
Progress on CAS Open Science Infrastructure and Services - Lili Zhang (15 minutes)
Collaboration among Repositories - Kerstin A. Lehnert (15 minutes)
Science Mesh: Harmonising Architectures and APIs Across Operators to Reduce Tech Debt and Increase Clout - Guido Aben (15 minutes)
Discussion on Opportunities for Improving Collaboration among Repositories - 30 minutes
Meeting objectives: 
Data repositories offer online services for submitting, curating, accessing and using open data to meet the needs of their communities of users. Data repository designers, developers, managers, and community members have various choices when establishing and enhancing repository services to meet community needs. Decisions on the selection of service offerings, interoperability opportunities, and configurations determine whether the services are distributed, co-located, or follow a hybrid approach. Creating cloud infrastructure and cloud storage and computing capabilities also contributes to such strategies and how they are achieved. The adoption and infusion of new capabilities may require new skills, technologies, partners, and resources that disrupt current processes by establishing new workflows and services. Cooperation and collaboration among data repositories, as well as other service providers, offers opportunities for improving the experiences of users and the resilience of repository services that are offered to stakeholders. Considering such choices and others, this session explores how cooperation among data repositories and service providers have contributed to their innovativeness and resilience. These and related issues are explored by offering first-hand reports from data repositories and service providers that have innovated in a cooperative manner, along with other approaches that have contributed to their success and resilience to meet the needs of their user communities. Discussions of a variety of cooperative approaches offer opportunities for the repository community to improve upon the ways in which innovations are identified and adopted. Proposed outcomes of the session include identification of directions for improving interactions among data repositories and other service providers that lead to improvements in identifying, nurturing, and adopting new capabilities for improving user experiences and repository resilience.
Short Group Status: 

The Repository Platforms for Research Data (RPRD) Interest Group has been quite active during recent years and has found that the RDA community is very interested in improving the capabilities of repository platforms. The RPRD IG initiated the creation of the Research Data Repositories Interoperability WG, which has completed its activities. The RPRD IG also has explored the creation of a new WG on Repository Interfaces for Data Analytics (RIDA), which held a BoF session during RDA P14, and also has begun exploring the creation of one or more RDA WGs that focus on repository support for data policies. Most recently the RPRD IG held successful sessions during the RDA Virtual P15 on Approaches for Implementing Data Repositories, when many session participants recommended continuing the theme for the RDA P16 session, which also was successful. The RPRD IG and the Domain Repositories IG convened a joint session for RDA P17 on collaborating among repositories to share resources. 

Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group(s): 

The RDA Repository Platforms for Research Data (RPRD) IG focuses on improving the usability and technical capabilities of research data repository platforms. The RDA Domain Repositories IG focuses on enhancing communication with other RDA groups and on representing the interests of domain repositories in those groups. Together, the RPRD IG and the Domain Repositories IG share interests in identifying opportunities for data repositories to improve capabilities for using data to conduct scientific research. The planned joint session will explore approaches for implementing data repository platforms and for sharing resources among data repositories.

Type of Meeting: 
Working meeting
Group chair serving as contact person (responsible for the agreement with the corresponding groups): 
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Meeting presenters: 
Robert R. Downs, Lili Zhang, Kerstin A. Lehnert, Guido Aben