status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Robert Downs, LILi Zhang, Devan Ray Donaldson

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison: enquiries[at]rd-alliance.org


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

Posts

14
November
2022

Open Repositories Conference 2023: Call for Proposals

by Kathryn Cassidy

The 18th International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2023) will be held from 12-15 June 2023 at the Lord Charles Hotel, in Stellenbosch, South Africa. We are pleased to invite you to contribute to the program.    The conference theme is Repositories unlocked for discovery and interoperability  
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09
November
2022

Invitation to participate in 'A Decade of Data: 10 Years of the RDA' events and activities

by Connie Clare

Good day, The RDA Secretariat would like to invite the Repository Platforms for Research Data IG to participate in ‘A Decade of Data’: Celebrating 10 Years of the Research Data Alliance’. 10 months to celebrate 10 years of the RDA
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09
September
2022

Please register and share with your colleagues!

by Yolanda Meleco

On 14 September at 15:00 UTC, RDA-US will host a webinar titled “Collaborations across Latin America RDA Webinar Series: Designing and Constructing Research Data Repositories – Examples in Latin America”. This webinar will be presented by multiple speakers in their language of choice, either English or Spanish. There will be no translation services available. Those interested in the research ecosystem who utilize and manage research data repositories, especially those within the Latin American region, are encouraged to attend.
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28
July
2022

AGU Fall 2022 Meeting IN001 Session Call for Abstracts, Deadline Aug 3rd

by Robert Downs

Dear Colleagues, With apologies for any redundancy, please find the following call for abstracts and feel free to share it with colleagues who may be interested. Also, please note that the submission deadline is August 3rd, less than a week away. - - - - According to the AGU web site the AGU Fall Meeting 2022 will be held in Chicago, IL and Online Everywhere on 12-16 December 2022. The abstract submission website is open and the submission deadline is August 3, 2022.
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18
June
2022

RDA P19 Joint Session, IG RPRD & IG Domain Repositories

by Robert Downs

Dear RDA RPRD IG Members, You are kindly invited to participate in the RDA 19th Plenary Meeting virtual Join Session of the IG Repository Platforms for Research Data IG and the Domain Repositories IG, titled, Sharing Knowledge Across Disciplines to Improve Research Data Repositories. The session has been scheduled for Breakout 4, as listed in the RDA P19 Programme, on Tuesday, 21 June 2021, from 23:30 UTC until 00:30 UTC the next morning. *Please check your local time zone and the RDA P19 Programme on the
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28
May
2022

Dataverse Community Meeting (virtual), June 14-16, 2022 --- registration is open

by Philipp Conzett

You are cordially invited to take part in the annual Dataverse Community Meeting, hosted by the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, from June 14-16, 2022.  
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14
April
2022

RDA Plenary 19 Draft Programme Now Available

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Group Chairs, The RDA 19th Plenary draft programme is now available: https://www.rd-alliance.org/rdas-19th-plenary-programme-0. Please note that the Plenary programme is a part of the International Data Week programme that can be accessed at https://www.rd-alliance.org/international-data-week-2022-programme.
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14
April
2022

Register for 21 April Webinar - "Tools & Resources for Data Usage Metrics"

by Yolanda Meleco

In this webinar, chairs of the RDA Data Usage Metrics Working Group and additional presenters will discuss the latest tools and resources developed through their work.
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25
March
2022

RDA Plenary 19 as a part of IDW 2022 - Notification of Acceptance

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Chairs of the Repository Platforms for Research Data IG and Domain Repositories IG, Congratulations! Your RDA Plenary 19 (P19) Joint session application titled Sharing Knowledge Across Disciplines to Improve Research Data Repositories has been approved. Please consider this your official notification of acceptance.
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04
March
2022

P19 session proposals submissions

by Irina Hope

Dear group members,  Thank you for submitting your session proposal for the Plenary 19 titled ‘Repository Platforms for Research Data IG’.  A review of all submitted proposals is now underway. Notifications of sessions acceptance will be sent out by Thursday, 24th March.  Please contact the RDA Secretariat at enquiries@rd-alliance.org with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your submission.   Kind regards,  RDA Secretariat 
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