Long tail of research data IG


Group details

Chair (s): 
Case Statement: 
IG Established

Status: Recognised & Endorsed

Universities and research institutions are becoming increasingly interested in collecting and providing access to datasets produced at their institution that do not fall within the scope of other discipline-based, or government repositories. The aim of this Interest Group is to develop a set of good practices for managing research data archived in the university context. The scope of the topic will be limited to the data generated in universities and research institutions and the role of institutional repositories and libraries as agents of the institutional data management.

Recent Activity

01 Jul 2019

Future of the RDA group, Long Tail of Research Data

Dear members of the RDA Long Tail of Research Data Interest Group,
The Long Tail Interest Group was launched in 2013. Since its inception, the Interest Group has been a valuable mechanism to support discussions related to managing long tail data and has met regularly at the RDA plenaries to discuss topics of interest and address shared challenges. It is one of the most populated groups in RDA (276 members) and has produced a number of outcomes:
Good practice for discovery of long tail data (2014)

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.


23 Jun 2018

Long tail data: applications for SDGs? SciDataCon Abstracts due Monday, 6/25

Dear Colleagues,
I recall that there was a question as to whether the Long tail of research
data IG was going to continue after P11, and I am curious to know whether
there are plans for an IG Meeting at RDA P12?
Also, I would like to kindly draw your attention to an additional
opportunity for engagement during International Data Week: If you work with
Long tail research data with applications that pertain to the Sustainable
Development Goals, please consider sharing your work to session #207,

15 Dec 2017

ONE WEEK TO GO! Call for Papers for 'Göttingen-CODATA RDM Symposium 2018, 18-20 March 2018' - Deadline 22 December 2017

ONE WEEK TO GO! The deadline of 22 December is approaching for abstract submissions for papers to be presented at the Göttingen-CODATA Symposium 2018 on ‘the critical role of university research data management infrastructure in transforming data to knowledge’.

28 Nov 2017

LIBER Webinar: Supporting Data Literacy - 12 December 2017, 14:00 CET

** Apologies for cross-posting **
LIBER Webinar: Supporting Data Literacy
*Join us on 12 December
1400 CET for a LIBER Webinar with the authors of TheData Librarian’s
Handbook .*
Robin Rice and John Southall will speak about how librarians can support
data literacy for their users and for themselves.
Robin will kick off the webinar with an overview of topics in data
literacy-related support and training: promoting data citation and open
licenses, data discovery and access methods, data formats and standards,

15 Sep 2017

By Next Wednesday 20-SEP-2017: Name Candidates for Chair Rotation

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We would like to ask you to put forward your name or the name of a colleague to be considered for taking over a Co-Chair for the Interest Group "Long Tail of Research Data".
A simple message with a name, sent to myself or Kathleen is all we need at this point by Wednesday, 20-SEP-2017.