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
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.