Libraries for Research Data IG


Group details

TAB Liaison: 
Devika Madalli
Case Statement: 
IG Established

Research Data have become a primary research asset that often requires continued access in the dynamic environment of mobile researchers, volatile repositories, transient products and short-lived standards. Libraries have looked after written research assets for centuries and now tackle the challenge of adapting their function to making data reliably accessible and re-usable.

Endorsed Outputs

  • 23 Things: Libraries For Research Data - overview of practical, free, online resources and tools that you can begin using today to incorporate research data management into your practice of librarianship. The document is available in 12 languages.

Draft Outputs

Recent Activity

14 Oct 2019

Reminder: RDAP20 Call for Proposals Open until Nov. 1

Call for Proposals for RDAP 2020: Connecting Through Data
Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit will be held March 11-12, 2020, at the Santa Fe Convention Center in Santa Fe, NM. Workshops are scheduled for March 13, 2020.
* RDAP Summit is a two-day, single-track event for all who work toward management, access, and preservation of research data. It ends with an optional third day of workshops, some available for a small fee.

09 Oct 2019

P14 Session Chair Update

In preparation for Plenary 14 in Helsinki, please refer to the information presented below pertaining to your breakout sessions.


Remote Participation

  • Remote participation will be available in each meeting room through GoToMeeting, which will be running from the laptop provided by the University. By just opening your presentation on this laptop, remote attendees will be able to view your slides and hear you speak.

09 Oct 2019

CODATA Data Science Journal Call For Papers: Research Data Alliance Results Special Collection

Dear members,

I’m writing on behalf of the editorial board of the CODATA Data Science Journal. I would like to recall the possibility to submit the outputs produced by this group for the special collection of CODATA DSJ on RDA Results. Publication fees will be covered by the EC project "RDA Europe 4.0".


03 Oct 2019

RDAP 2020 call for proposals is open

The Research Data Access and Preservation Association (RDAP) invites proposals for the program of its upcoming summit at the Sante Fe Convention Center in Sante Fe, NM, on March 11-13, 2020.
The RDAP Summit occurs on March 11 and 12 as a single-track, affordable conference for research data support practitioners. The program includes presentations, lightning talks, a poster session, and discussion panels. It ends on March 13 with optional workshops, some for a small additional fee.

01 Oct 2019

L4RD IG session at P14 - Thursday 24 October, 11.00 - 12.30

Dear All,
We would like to invite you all to join us at the meeting of our Libraries for Research Data Interest Group at RDA Plenary 14. The meeting is on Thursday 24 October, 11.00 - 12.30.
You can find the agenda here:
As always, there will be plenty of room for discussion as well as some exciting presentations on recent developments on topical data issues for libraries.

01 Oct 2019

The New York Data Carpentries Library Consortium (NYDCLC)

The New York Data Carpentries Library Consortium (NYDCLC) is an association of academic, public, and school librarians who have come together to form a community of practice focused on building data skills, including accessing, analyzing, using, and visualizing data. NYDCLC allows members to share a Gold-level membership with the Carpentries which affords us a series of workshops on various data skills.

NYDCLC Members receive:

22 Aug 2019

Carpentries Exec Council looking for meeting space in Europe

Hi all,
The Carpentries Executive Council is looking for a place to hold an in-person meeting at the beginning of November (3-5 days, including some weekend time). Dates are not flexible. As there are many library colleagues on this list in Europe, I was hoping someone may be able to help.
Our original plan was for Utrecht, not too expensive and easily reachable from the Amsterdam airport, which is easily reachable by all members (from Norway, England, US, Canada, Ethiopia, and South Africa), but our contact there is moving, hence our search for a new location.