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

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May
2020

CURE-FAIR case statement for review

by Limor Peer

Dear colleagues, The CURE-FAIR Working Group Case Statement is under community review until June 15, 2020. The goal of the WG is to establish guidelines and standards for curating for reproducible and FAIR data and code. The WG aims to engage with RDA groups working on related and complementary projects, and we invite you to review the document and provide feedback.
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06
April
2020

CURE-FAIR session update - Virtual Plenary 15

by Limor Peer

Dear CURE-FAIR WG participants, Thank you for participating in the RDAV15 joint session of the CURE-FAIR WG and the Reproducible Health Data Services WG. Whether you attended on April 1 or 2 (or both!), we appreciate your time and willingness to engage with this work!
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26
March
2020

RDA Virtual RPRD IG Session, Tuesday 31 March 11:00 a.m. UTC

by Robert Downs

Dear RDA RPRD IG Members, You are kindly invited to participate in the RDA virtual session, Repository Platforms for Research Data: Approaches for Implementing the Data Repository - Opportunities and Challenges, which has been scheduled for Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 11:00 a.m. UTC to 12:30 p.m. UTC. There will be four presentations on choices for implementing data repository platforms, followed by a 30 minute discussion among participants. We hope that you will be able to participate in the session.
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26
March
2020

RDA virtual plenary: CURE-FAIR WG & Reproducible Health Data Services WG joint session on April 1 and 2

by Limor Peer

Dear Colleagues, As you know, RDA has made the difficult decision to cancel the 15th Plenary in Melbourne and to proceed with a virtual plenary meeting between 8 March – 10 April 2020.
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30
December
2019

RDA P15 Melbourne - Session Acceptance

by Isabelle PERSEIL

  Dear Repository Platforms for Research Data Interest Group,   At its meeting on December 19, the RDA Technical Advisory Board considered your proposal for a session at Plenary 15 in 2020.   We are happy to advise you that your session proposal has been accepted. Congratulations!   TAB has some suggestions below for how you could improve your session. Please update the session description accordingly to provide the best information for potential attendees. Suggested improvements: - Agenda needs timing
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06
December
2019
28
November
2019

Deadline For P15 Group Session Submissions Extended To 5 December 2019

by Alexandra Delipalta

Dear RDA members,    RDA's 15th Plenary meeting, Melbourne, Australia, 18-20 March 2020    The deadline to submit session proposals for Plenary 15 in Melbourne, Australia has been extended to 5 December 2019, midnight UTC. Group session application form Joint meeting application form
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12
November
2019

Deadline for P15 Group Session Submission Fast Approaching

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

Dear Group Members,   The deadline for group session submissions for Plenary 15 is 28 November 2019, midnight UTC – just two weeks away.  
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