Business Models for Sustainable Data Repositories - Recommendations of OECD Global Science Forum Expert Group
A short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group:
The RDA-WDS IG produced a report on Income Streams for Data Repositories which is available at https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.46693. This report was the result of detailed interviews with c.25 data repositories on the precise nature of their income and the mechanisms by which it was received. The Interest Group tested an analysis of based on a typology of income streams and analysed these using focus groups and a SWOT analysis performed at the RDA Plenary in Paris. The IG co-chairs are Ingrid Dillo (DANS), Anita DeWaard (Elsevier Research) and Simon Hodson (CODATA).
This work has been continued and refined as an OECD Global Science Forum and CODATA Expert Group Project on Business Models for Sustainable Data Repositories. The support of the OECD GSF has allowed a more in-depth economic analysis of the income sources and business models to be undertaken and a wider range (c.50) of repositories to be surveyed. The consultants on the project were John Houghton and Paul Uhlir; the co-chairs were Ingrid Dillo and Simon Hodson.
The OECD Global Science Forum is an important and influential body for international science policy, even outside OECD countries. The uptake by the forum of this initiative, with its roots in an RDA-WDS IG is a significant instance of adoption. The task now is to disseminate the project’s findings and recommendations in the RDA community and to understand how they can be implemented.
The project report is in its final draft form and by the time of the Montréal Plenary will have undergone preliminary review by the OECD GSF. The final publication date will be late in 2017. The report’s recommendations emerged from a workshop hosted by the European Commission in March 2017: they are based on extensive consultation and have been much refined. They will form the basis for discussions at the proposed IG session.
The session will address the following questions:
What are the implications of the OECD GSF Report’s recommendations?
What strategies are required to implement these recommendations?
What role can the RDA IG play to support the recommendations?
Additional links to informative material related to the group i.e. group page, Case statement, working documents etc:
Income Streams for Data Repositories which is available at https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.46693
OECD GSF and CODATA Project on Business Models for Sustainable Data Repositories http://www.codata.org/working-groups/oecd-gsf-sustainable-business-models
A link to the report will be provided once it is in a form that can be distributed.
Recommendations will be circulated beforehand and as a handout.
The meeting objectives are to:
Provide an overview of OECD GSF Expert Group project’s continuation of the IG’s work
Present the main recommendations in the OECD GSF Report
Discuss and design possible implementation strategies
Discuss possible activities for the RDA IG in relation to the report and recommendations
0-5: Welcome, overview (Ingrid Dillo and Simon Hodson)
5-20: Summary of the report and recommendations (Ingrid Dillo and Simon Hodson)
20-30: Specific questions and discussion.
30-70: Group discussion on recommendations and implementation (Facilitated by Anita DeWaard)
70-90: Feedback, wrap-up and next steps
The target audience includes:
Funders of research infrastructure and data repositories
Providers of data repository services
Research policy creators
Meeting preparation is to read the draft report or the recommendations.
Group chair serving as contact person: Simon Hodson
Type of meeting: Informative meeting
Session Room: International 2
Session Time: Wednesday 20 September, Breakout 4, 11:00 - 12:30
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