National Data Services IG


Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
Stefanie Kethers
TAB Liaison: 
Devika Madalli
IG Established

Given the increased value of research data as a national research asset, many countries are

establishing national services to provide services, coordination and support for research data storage, processing, management, analysis, publication, reuse, sharing etc.


The peers for such national data services are other national data services, and this interest group is intended as a peer support forum to exchange ideas and share experiences.


What services do national data services offer?


How can national data services organise themselves?

Who benefits?


By allowing national data services to learn from the experience of each other, the desired outcome is to increase efficiency for the individual operators of national data services and to promote a more coherent and joined-up community of practicioners.


The interest group aims to identify shared concerns and jointly address them through a variety of independent projects, collaborations, or working groups.



Supporting Document:


Meeting Notes from the meeting at P5, San Diego, Monday 9 March 2015, 13:00-14:00: (Please feel free to add to the notes if you were at the meeting).

Recent Activity

11 Jul 2019

Update on the RDA NDS Interest Group

The National Data Services Interest Group has been facilitating the discussion of data services in a national/regional context since Plenary 5. The most recent IG meeting was held at P12 in Gaborone, and the most recent output of the IG was a summary of selected National Data Services based on a survey. There was no submission for the IG for the previous plenary in Philadelphia, and there was no submission for the upcoming plenary in Helsinki.

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.


25 Mar 2019

Philadelphia plenary

Hi Colleagues,
you may have noted that we decided not to run a National Data Services
session at Philadelphia. Christine, Mark and I will be discussing future
options for the group and would welcome your input.
We will be participating in the following BoF that we recommend you attend
if you are interested in national level data initiatives:

26 Oct 2018

Working on the final agenda doe the NDS IG meeting in Gaborone

I am working on the final agenda for the NDS IG meeting at the Plenary in Gaborone. If you are interested in presenting an update under the Lightning Talks session on your NDS efforts, or under the Discovery “lens” later in the agenda, please let me know so I can update the agenda. If you see a project with which you are associated, but no names listed, that means it was highlighted at our last meeting as one that would be willing to provide an update, so feel free to let me know if you are in a position to claim one of those spots :-)

05 Sep 2018

Planning to Attend the NDS IG in Gabarone During International Data Week? 11/6 at 11:30 AM

Hello NDS IG members,
1. Our P12 session is planned for Tuesday, November 6th from 11:30 AM - 1 PM. If you will be attending the International Data Week in Botswana, it would be helpful to know which of you plan to go, and how big our group will be for planning purposes. **Please click the Doodle link below and indicate yes with a check mark or click Send (not going).**
2. If you are going and would be interested in giving an update on your NDS, please let me know.

20 Mar 2018

11th Plenary meeting tomorrow at 16:30

Our NDs IG meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, 16:30-18:00 in Room A01 at the Berlin Congress Center. We also have remote participation as an option, which is detailed in the session webpage:
We hope you can join us, in person or online. Our agenda is in the document linked to above.

21 Feb 2018

Re: Re: [national-data-services] NDS IG Meeting Submission for RDA 11 in Berlin

Hi Mark
Will it be possible to participate remotely in the group meeting in Berlin?
Debora Pignatari Drucker
Technology Transfer Department
Embrapa Agricultural Informatics
Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa)
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08 Feb 2018

FW: Fwd: Form submission from: 11th Plenary Group Session Application Form- IG National Data Services

On behalf of my NDS IG co-chairs, Adrian Burton and Christine Kirkpatrick, I would like to let you know that the proposed NDS IG session for RDA Plenary 11 in Berlin has been accepted and is scheduled for Breakout 3 - Wednesday 21st March 2018, 16:00 - 17:30. The meeting details as submitted are here: