IG Repository Platforms for Research Data - RDA 12th Plenary Meeting

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Meeting title
Exploring Opportunities to Improve Capabilities of Repository Platforms for Research Data

Collaborative session notes
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Short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group

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 address identified issues.

Additional links to informative material related to the group

Group Page: https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/repository-platforms-research-data.html
Group Output: https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/repository-platforms-research-data-ig/...
Group Charter: https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/repository-platforms-research-data/cas...
Repository Interoperability WG Group Page: https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/research-data-repository-interoperabi...

Meeting objectives

In RDA P11 in Berlin we discussed several requirements for repositories that might be worthy of starting a working group in RDA. Our discussions identified two topics: enforcement of data policies and repository support for data analytics. During the RDA P12 RPRD IG session, we want to discuss for each topic, in two parallel groups, the prerequisites to start new working groups: objectives, use cases, work plan, and outputs. Finally, we want to determine the next steps to propose the new candidate Working Groups.

Meeting agenda

Present overviews and case studies for candidate WG topic categories (15 minutes)

Breakout into groups to discuss each candidate WG topic category (60 minutes)
- Data Policy Enforcement
- Data Analytics Support

Re-group to present results of each breakout group and identify ways forward (15 minutes)

Please specify who is your target audience and how they should prepare for the meeting

Data archivists, managers, distributors, producers and users;
Repository managers and depositors of research data;
Institutional hosts, sponsors, and users of research data repositories;
Data archivists and managers planning to establish a research data repository
Developers of repository platforms for research data.

Group chair serving as contact person
Robert Downs

Type of meeting
Working meeting