RDA/WDS Publishing Data IG


Group details

Case Statement: 
IG Established

Status: Recognised & Endorsed Joint RDA/WDS IG

The Publishing Data Interest Group brings together all stakeholders involved in publishing research data including researchers, discipline specific and institutional data repositories, academic publishers, funders and service providers. Every effort will be made to get a good representation from related international programmes, their working groups and other private or institutional activities involved in this area. We will build on existing resources, reports and other shared experiences from the different stakeholders and will nurture more specific and targeted working groups addressing practical aspects in publishing research data. As such, the Publishing Data Interest Group can be regarded as a broad and inclusive forum for interested individuals to contribute to and test, validate and promote the findings of the Working Groups. In particular we plan to address the implementation of workflows for publishing data and therefore help establish appropriate supporting infrastructure.

The following Working Groups operate under the umbrella of the RDA/WDS Publishing Data IG:

How to participate:

  1. First, create an account on the RDA website and subscribe to the RDA–WDS Publishing Data Interest Group (click the join group button in the right sidebar)
  2. Then join the Interest Group Forum:
    • You must apply to the WG Co-chairs for membership before having permission to post to the forum (Your membership will be validated by Co-chairs.)
    • If you have a Google account, please log in and then click "Apply to Join the Group". 
    • If you do not have a Google account, click "New Topic" and you will be invited to create one.
    • Members can start new topics in the forum by using the 'New Topic' button, or by sending an email to data-pub@icsu-wds.org.

Shared files are stored in the following folder: RDA-WDS Publishing Data Interest Group

  1. This folder can viewed by anyone, but can only be accessed for editing by WG members via their Google account.
  2. Members can view or add comments to existing files in this folder and create new ones.
  3. Members can create new subfolders and organize files by using the 'Open in Drive' button at the top right.

Recent Activity

11 Feb 2019

Data Usage Metrics Survey for Repositories

Hi all,

Following our RDA Data Usage Metrics WG meeting in Botswana and two virtual calls since, we have put together a survey for repositories on data metrics implementations. If you are a repository provider, could you please fill out this survey? 


Please help us spread the survey (through our channels, other WGs, twitter, etc) – the more responses we get the richer data we will have for our Philly meeting and the WG deliverables!

05 Dec 2017

For Info: Call for proposals for Plenary 11 closes on December 28

Dear Publishing Data IG,
I am your TAB liaison.
I want to remind you that the call for proposals closes on December 28.
More details at https://www.rd-alliance.org/rda-11th-plenary-call-sessions
I would encourage you to submit a proposal!
I will be on Annual Leave from December 15, but would be happy to work with
you on your proposal prior to this, if that would be useful.
​I hope to see you in Berlin!​
*Andrew Treloar *Director of Technology |

31 May 2017

For Action: P10 Call for Submissions now open

Dear group leads,

as you may know, I am your Technical Advisory Board liaison.

I want to make sure that you are aware that the call for submissions for P10 has gone out: Call for Sessions

I'd also like to offer my help with shaping your session proposal if that would be useful - just let me know.



23 Mar 2017

Research Data Alliance DDPIG Interim Outputs for review and comment

Dear RDA Interest Group members,

We wish to share with you the draft outputs created by three of
the Task Force teams of the RDA Data Discovery Paradigms Interest
Group. We think one or more of these outputs are relevant to the
work your IG is doing. Your thoughts and feedback on the three
interim documents will be greatly appreciated:

24 Feb 2017

[RDA Plenary] Call for speech

Hello RDA WG,
I started to explore the website and RDA in general just few days ago. I
registered my account to some interesting WG. I would ask you some
information about the agenda of RDA Plenary that will take place in
Barcelona in April. Is it possible to apply for talks? I didn't understand
if "Group maturity" is a application requirement and I didn't found any link
for oral contributions others than those for poster session in general.
Thanks in advance,
Martina Zilioli, CNR-IREA (SS Milano)
RITMARE - Linea Dati

01 Mar 2016

Slides of RDA-WDS Data Publishing side event and RDA Plenary events

Dear Members of the RDA-WDS Data Publishing WGs/IG,
(apologies for multiple postings)
The Data Publishing side event hosted yesterday prior to the RDA 7th
Plenary was successful in highlighting the great work and deliverables of
the Bibliometrics, Workflows, Services and Cost WGs/IG. Above all, several
adopters and implementation examples (such as the DLI service
) were presented. The
slides used by speakers are now linked (and attached) to the side vent
page: Publishing Data: Adoption and Implementation