Repository Platforms for Research Data IG

IG

Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
enquiries[at]rd-alliance.org
TAB Liaison: 
Helen Glaves
Case Statement: 
IG Established
 

Context and purpose

Research data repositories are at the heart of data sharing as they provide platforms to acquire, store, archive, publish, curate, preserve, and access data. Thus, the major goal of the Repository Platforms for Research Data (RPRD) Interest Group (IG) is to improve the usability and technical capabilities of repository platforms. To achieve this, the RPRD IG invites members of the research data community to collect usage experiences, define requirements, evaluate implementations, and identify limitations of current solutions in a cooperation of repository users, managers, providers, and developers. Possible outputs of our efforts might be recommendations, knowledge collections, or new working groups to investigate identified issues.

    

Working towards better repositories

The original charter of the Repository Platforms for Research Data Interest Group (RPRD IG), formed at RDA Plenary 5 in March 2015, was to "gather and analyze research data use cases in the context of repository platform requirements. The primary deliverable was a matrix relating use cases with functional requirements for repository platforms."

This matrix, along with an accompanying document on how it was created, was finalized and published in Nov. 2016, and can also be found under RDA Supporting Outputs.

 

We welcome your contributions!

The RPRD IG's focus is the collection of experiences with selecting, implementing, and using specific research data repository platforms/products across institutions and domains, with reference to the aforementioned functional requirements. From this, the IG may identify potential gaps between needs and solutions in the current research data repository environment, and will seek opportunities to propose the formation of new RDA working groups to address them.

The group is open for participation to any RDA member (see the "Join Group" link on this page).

 

Timeline

  • April 2019 - RDA Plenary 13 (Philadelphia) - joint meeting with IG Research Data Architectures in Research Institutions (RDARI) on a possible working group on access to data in interoperable repositories for data analytics
  • November 2018 - RDA Plenary 12 (Botswana) - meeting on two possible topics for further work: Data Policy Enforcement and Data Analytics Support
  • March 2018 - RDA Plenary 11 (Berlin) - meeting to identify, explore, and plan for future contributions of the IG - identified four possible topics


Recent Activity

09 Oct 2019

P14 Session Chair Update

In preparation for Plenary 14 in Helsinki, please refer to the information presented below pertaining to your breakout sessions.

 

Remote Participation

  • Remote participation will be available in each meeting room through GoToMeeting, which will be running from the laptop provided by the University. By just opening your presentation on this laptop, remote attendees will be able to view your slides and hear you speak.

24 Sep 2019

New Dryad Launch

Hello,
I am writing to spread the news that Dryad has launched on our new platform. https://blog.datadryad.org/2019/09/24/new-dryad-is-here/. Please check out the new site and follow along the blog for an update on our future directions.
I look forward to giving an update on why we pivoted and how our roadmap is focused on user needs at RDA14. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Best,
Daniella
California Digital Library

23 Jan 2020

EUROPEAN DATAVERSE WORKSHOP 2020

 

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17 Jul 2019

Dryad and Zenodo News

Hi all,
I wanted to pass along some exciting news from Dryad and Zenodo. We are very much looking forward to working together to advance open scholarship. We would love to talk about this with the community at RDA14 in Finland. In the meantime, please get in touch with any questions you may have.
https://blog.datadryad.org/2019/07/17/funded-partnership-brings-dryad-an...

03 Jul 2019

Registration is open for #FORCE2019 in Edinburgh

Dear colleagues,
You can now sign up
to
join us for the next installment of the popular, solutions-focused FORCE11
meeting – in Edinburgh October 16-17, with workshops on the 15th.
We’re meeting this year at the historic BT Murrayfield Rugby Stadium. So,
in addition to all the thought-provoking talks and sessions, you’ll also
have the chance to take in a little sport history.
We’ve announced two of our keynotes already – Arfon Smith and Rachel Bruce

and the Program Committee

25 Jun 2019

Re: [webplatform][rda-repoplatforms-ig] Plenary 14 Session Submission Deadline Is Thursday!

Dear Sara,
We appreciate receiving confirmation that the RDA P14 session application
from the RPRD IG has been received in good order.
Thanks,
Bob
Robert R. Downs, PhD
Senior Digital Archivist and Senior Staff Associate Officer of Research
Acting Head of Cyberinfrastructure and Informatics Research and Development
Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN),
The Earth Institute, Columbia University
P.O. Box 1000, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 USA
Voice: 845-365-8985; fax: 845-365-8922