Improving Capabilities for Repository Platforms to Support Research Data Policies

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23 Jun 2019
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Meeting objectives: 

In RDA P11 in Berlin we discussed several requirements for repositories that might be worthy of starting a working group in RDA and identified two topics: repository support for data policies and repository support for data analytics. We further explored these topics in RDA P12 and focused on repository support for data analytics in RDA P13, which we hope will result in the creation of a new RDA WG. During the RDA P14 RPRD IG session, we plan to discuss opportunities for repositories to support data policies and hope that the discussions will lead to the creation of one or more new candidate Working Groups.

Meeting agenda: 

Collaborative session notes:

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

  • Bob Downs
  • Daniella Lowenberg
  • João Silva

Breakout into groups to discuss each candidate WG topic category (60 minutes)

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


Target Audience: 

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.

In preparation for the RPRD IG session, participants are invited to consider opportunities for data repositories to support data policies.

Group chair serving as contact person: 
Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

Research data repositories facilitate data sharing by offering platforms to acquire, store, archive, publish, curate, preserve, and access data. The Repository Platforms for Research Data (RPRD) Interest Group (IG) strives to improve the capabilities of repository platforms to enable the use of data for various purposes. Many organizations that host repositories are developing policies to ensure that research data can be used today and in the future. Therefore, the RPRD IG invites members of the research data community to explore opportunities for repositories and repository platforms to support research data policies. We hope to collect usage experiences, define requirements, evaluate implementations, and identify limitations of current solutions in cooperation with repository users, managers, providers, and developers. Possible outputs of these discussions might be recommendations, knowledge collections, or new working groups to address identified issues.

Short Group Status: 

The Repository Platforms for Research Data (RPRD) Interest Group has been quite active during the last few years and has found that the RDA community is very interested in improving the capabilities of repository platforms. The RPRD IG initiated the creation of the Research Data Repositories Interoperability WG, which has completed its activities. The RPRD IG has begun exploring the creation of a new RDA WG that focuses on repository support for data analytics. The RPRD IG also hopes to explore the creation of one or more RDA WGs that focus on repository support for data policies.

Type of Meeting: 
Working meeting
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