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Repository features across initiatives: mapping the landscape

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    When: RDA Plenary P17th, Breakout 1, Tues 20th April, 10:15-11:45 UTC
    Chairs: Simon Hodson, Rebecca Lawrence, Holly Murray, Varsha Khodiyar, Peter McQuilton, Susanna Sansone 

    Introduction to the session – 5 min

    Lightning talks – 40min (5min each – using a common template)

    Publisher features – Matt Cannon, Taylor & Francis; and Chris Graf, Wiley

    ELIXIR – Sirarat Sarntivijai, ELIXIR

    Core Trust Seal – Mustapha Mokrane, Core Trust Seal

    Science Europe – Marie Timmermann, Science Europe

    TRUST – Dawei Lin, NIH

    COAR – Kathleen Shearer, COAR

    NIH –  Jerry Sheehan, NIH NLM

    Panel discussion with speakers – 40min

    Final remarks – 5 min

    => Link to all presentations
    => Link to collaborative notes

    Additional links to informative material






    Science Europe

    Are you willing to hold your session at multiple times to accommodate various time zones?

    Avoid conflict with the following group (1)
    Research Funders and Stakeholders on Open Research and Data Management Policies and Practices IG

    Avoid conflict with the following group (3)
    Repository Platforms for Research Data IG

    Contact for group (email)

    Group chair serving as contact person
    Peter McQuilton

    Meeting objectives
    There are a number of initiatives that have defined features that:
    (i) help users and other stakeholders understand what functionalities repositories offer,
    (ii) help provide criteria to formally certify repositories, based on trustworthiness and FAIRness, and
    (iii) can be used to define good practices to assist repositories to evaluate and improve their current operations.
    Such diversity of effort is due to the number of stakeholders (including repository alliances, funders, scholarly publishers, and research infrastructures) that are working within their own community, and tackling the challenge from their own view point.  
    The scope of this session, by the RDA FAIRsharing WG, is to map the landscape of these initiatives, bring them together, raise awareness, understand their scope and motivation, and see if and how they are connected or complementary. The session will include a brief overview of each initiative, and an interactive panel session.
    From the RDA FAIRsharing WG point of view, the ultimate objective is to map repository features across these initiatives, to identify a common core set of metadata features that all stakeholders want to see in repository registries, including (but not limited to) the FAIRsharing registry, which is an RDA-endorsed output. Such a core set of metadata features will help all stakeholders, including researchers and the people who advise them, to better understand the features of each repository, and assist repository maintainers to evaluate and improve (where necessary) their current operations.

    Please indicate the breakout slot (s) that would suit your meeting
    Breakout 1, Breakout 2, Breakout 3

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