status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Robert Downs, João Rocha da Silva, 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

26
February
2021

RDA Virtual Plenary 17 - Notification of Acceptance

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Chairs of the Repository Platforms for Research Data IG The Technical Advisory Board (TAB) has completed its review of session applications for the RDA Virtual Plenary 17 (VP17) and has accepted your application titled Collaborating to Improve Platforms and Share Resources among Open Data Repositories. Please consider this your official notification of acceptance. Congratulations!
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08
February
2021

Dryad & Zenodo Integration

by Daniella Lowenberg

Hello Repository Platforms for Research Data IG Members,
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05
February
2021

Data Granularity WG Case Statement for review

by Katherine McNeill

Dear colleagues, The RDA Data Granularity Working Group Case Statement is under community review until March 5, 2021.
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29
January
2021

RDA VP17 Session proposal submission

by Alexandra Delipalta

Dear Repository Platforms for Research Data IG and Domain Repositories IG members,    Thank you for your joint session proposal for Virtual Plenary 17 titled ‘Collaborating to Improve Platforms and Share Resources among Open Data Repositories’. A review of all submitted proposals is now underway by the RDA Technical Advisory Board, with notifications of acceptance planned to be sent by 26 February.   
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22
January
2021

RDA's 17th Plenary - Submission deadlines coming up!

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

Dear Repository Platforms for Research Data IG Members,   With RDA VP17 fast approaching, we would like to bring the following news and key dates to your attention:   Call for Sessions closing on 26 January 2021 at 23:59 UTC. The deadline for submitting your session proposal is almost here! To submit your request for a breakout session, please complete the form below which corresponds to your meeting type. 
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21
December
2020

Call for Proposals – Open Repositories 2021

by Kathryn Cassidy

Apologies for cross posting!   Call for Proposals – Open Repositories 2021 https://or2021.openrepositories.org/call-for-proposals/   The 16th International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2021, will be held online from 7-10 June 2021 across multiple time zones. Registration is free.  
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10
December
2020

New Survey Seeks Input on Metrics for Biomedical Data Resources

by Robert Downs

Dear RPRD IG Members: Please find the invitation, below, to participate in a survey that is being conducted by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) on metrics for biomedical data resources. Thanks, Bob Robert R. Downs, PhD Senior Digital Archivist and Senior Staff Associate Officer of Research Acting Head of Cyberinfrastructure and Informatics Research and Development Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), The Earth Institute, Columbia University
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04
December
2020

P17 Participation Opportunities

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

  Dear Interest Group members,   With the planning of RDA VP17 upon us, we would like to bring a couple of time-sensitive opportunities to your attention:   Open Call for Co-located Events
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06
November
2020

RDA 16th Plenary Joint RPRD IG and Domain Repositories IG Session, Breakout 2

by Robert Downs

Dear RDA RPRD IG Members, You are kindly invited to participate in the RDA 16th virtual session, Joint Meeting - Repository Platforms for Research Data (RPRD) IG and Domain Repositories IG: Approaches for Selecting Research Data Repository Platforms and Sharing Resources to Facilitate Open Science, which has been scheduled for Breakout 2, as listed in the RDA P16 Programme, from Monday, November 9th, 12:00 until 1:30 AM UTC on Tuesday, November 10th (a.k.a Mon., Nov 9th, 7:00 p.m. EST - 8:30 p.m. EST). Please check your local time
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27
October
2020

[request for input] Challenges with computational reproducibility

by Limor Peer

Dear All, A quick reminder that we are seeking your input: We invite you to share your pain-point stories relating to computational reproducibility (i.e., the ability to repeat the analysis and arrive at the same results). Whether you are a researcher, data manager, repository manager, publisher, or otherwise involved in the research enterprise -- we want to hear about your experiences!
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