Domain Repositories IG


Group details

TAB Liaison: 
Françoise Genova
Case Statement: 
IG Established

RDA Domain Repositories Interest Group

The Domain Repositories Interest Group will bring together active data repositories that serve specific scientific disciplines.  Domain repositories provide archiving services tailored to the needs of scientific communities, and they mediate between domain scientists and rapid changes in information and data science.  All domain repositories have shared interests in data curation, dissemination, preservation, and institutional sustainability, and this interest group will provide a forum for sharing practical experience and developing joint projects.  The IG will also develop training and mentoring relationships for new and emerging repositories.

The Domain Repositories IG will enhance communication with other RDA IGs and WGs and represent the interests of domain repositories in those groups.  Members of this IG participate in many other RDA venues, like the Data Citation WG, Metadata IG, and RDA/WDS Certification of Digital Repositories IG.  The Domain Repository IG will provide a venue in which repositories can identify and prioritize common problems for action by working groups at RDA and other organizations.


Kerstin Lehnert, Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance

Peter Doorn, Data Archiving and Networked Services

Recent Activity

04 Sep 2019

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24 Jun 2019

Plenary 14 Session Submission Deadline Is Thursday!

With Plenary 14 (P14) scheduled to occur from October 23-25, the deadline for session submission is this Thursday, 27 June at 16:00 UTC.

Submissions for meeting sessions are open to working groups, interest groups, joint groups and birds of feather (BoF) meetings.

Please note, however, submissions are accepted from group chairs only. If you submit a session request for a group, please notify the other chairs of that group.

16 May 2019

Plenary 14: Call for Sessions, Collocated Events, Posters and Registration Now Open!

Taking place from 23-25 October 2019, the 14th RDA Plenary will take place in Dipoli, the nature-immersed building of Aalto University, Helsinki, in Finland, “one of the happiest countries in the world”, states Per Öster, CSC-IT Center For Science Director and Co-Chair of the P14 Programme Committee.


11 Feb 2019

Data Usage Metrics Survey for Repositories

Hi all,

Following our RDA Data Usage Metrics WG meeting in Botswana and two virtual calls since, we have put together a survey for repositories on data metrics implementations. If you are a repository provider, could you please fill out this survey?

Please help us spread the survey (through our channels, other WGs, twitter, etc) – the more responses we get the richer data we will have for our Philly meeting and the WG deliverables!

21 Sep 2018

Trustworthy Data Repositories

A cohort of data repositories is being assembled to apply for
CoreTrustSeal certification as part of the American Geophysical Union
Coalition Enabling FAIR Data Project. CoreTrustSeal certification
demonstrates to a repository’s users and funders that they have been
evaluated by an independent authority and endorsed for their
We are planning a series of webinars in the first part of October to
provide more information on CoreTrustSeal and the certification process.

10 Sep 2018

Looking for term definitions within your scope of work as input to P12

As part your work on data repositories does this IG have 5 or 6 terms to add to the RDA list of defined, termed concepts?

Discussion of data repositories is central to RDA and might have something to add to the current RDA effort on data vocabularies and what we talk about at P12

See for our data foundations term tool where such things are defined.



14 Jun 2018

Do You Know Any Domain Repositories That Would Be Willing/Able to Share Data Management Plans?

Hi All,

I am interested in analyzing Data Management Plans but need to get access to enough of them to actually identify trends. I was wondering if anyone in this group could recommend to me any domain repositories that you think would be willing/able to share Data Management Plans that they collect from researchers who actually deposit data to them. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! 

All Best Wishes,

Devan Ray Donaldson

Assistant Professor

School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering

Indiana University Bloomington