Objectives of interest group

These are draft objectives that will be discussed at the interest group meeting on September 17, 2013

  • Define the scope of datasets that will be addressed in this project.
  • Develop a number of use cases, based on a range of disciplinary practices and other approaches.
  • Map the current repository landscape: to categorize the types of repositories that do exist along a number of axes such as domain, open/closed, data formats, etc.; to have a understand the capacity of existing repositories to collect small datasets
  • Identify gaps
  • Review data federation approaches that provide mechanisms for supporting discovery across the myriad of existing repositories (distinguish domain specific attributes from generalizable practices)
  • Identify and publish good practices.
  • Identify skills and competencies for those managing research data in university repositories.