IG Repository Platforms for Research Data - RDA 10th Plenary meeting

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Meeting title:

Repository Platforms for Research Data: Addressing Requirements and Gaps

A short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group:

RPRD IG's focus is the collection of experiences with selecting, implementing, and using specific research data repository platforms/products across institutions and domains.

Additional links to informative material related to the group i.e. group page, Case statement, working documents etc:


Meeting objectives:

The RDA P10 Repository Platforms for Research Data (RPRD) Interest Group (IG) session builds on the Matrix of Use Cases and Functional Requirements that was recently completed by the RPRD IG and on the gaps in repository platforms that were identified during the RDA P9 RPRD IG session. Repository platform developers will describe how their current offerings are addressing the requirements that have been identified by the RDA community; focus, in particular, on the gaps that were identified; and discuss these with the session participants.

The following gaps, categorized under Ingest, Operations, and Sustainability will be the focus of the repository platform products and services being discussed with representatives of Islandora, Fedora, Samvera, Dataverse, and KIT DM. After all of the platforms have been described, attendees will ask questions of the developers and discuss the capabilities of the repository platforms that have been described to address the requirements and the gaps that had been previously identified within existing implementations of data repositories by the RPRD IG.

Automation and archival workflows, including pre-ingest services, format and integrity verification, and post-ingest routine integrity verification; capabilities for enhancing metadata and capturing provenance for both external and internal audiences; and ingest of large or complex data sets (with many files) and external administration (ingest, reports, etc.).

Simple customization of submission form metadata and user interfaces for access, visualization, and download; adding to previously-archived data and versioning capabilities; security for publicly accessible content and capabilities for restricting access to confidential data; regular enhancements of tested updates, turn-key capabilities (out-of-the-box), and reduced need for programming (technological learning); integration with organization’s website, external tools, such as metadata catalogs, and other services; and opportunities for local support worldwide.

Provision of hosted services and redundant failover and backup capabilities; low costs and/or subscription fees; and an efficient path for transferring content to future systems (on same or competing platforms).


Introduction: Robert R. Downs

Islandora: Mark Leggott

Fedora and Samvera: David Wilcox

Dataverse: Mercè Crosas

KIT DM: Thomas Jejkal

Dash: Daniella Lowenberg

Questions and Discussion Among Participants

Target audience:

The target audience for the session includes data archivists, managers, distributors, producers, and developers of repository platforms and services.

Group chair serving as contact person: Robert Downs

Type of meeting: Informative meeting

Session Room: Cartier 1

Session Time:  Thursday 21 September, Breakout 8, 11:00 - 12:30

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