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

24
September
2021

RDA Virtual Plenary 18 draft programme now available

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Group Co-Chairs, The RDA Virtual Plenary 18 (VP18) draft programme is now available: https://www.rd-alliance.org/rdas-18th-plenary-meeting-programme. Please note that the Plenary dates have been revised to 3-11 November 2021.
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10
September
2021

RDA Virtual Plenary 18 - Notification of Acceptance

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Chairs of the Repository Platforms for Research Data IG and Domain Repositories IG, The Technical Advisory Board (TAB) has completed its review of session applications for the RDA Virtual Plenary 18 (VP18) and has accepted your application titled Cooperative Innovation Among Resilient Repository Platforms for Open Research Data. Please consider this your official notification of acceptance. Congratulations!
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18
August
2021

Welcome Dryad’s incoming Executive Director

by Daniella Lowenberg

Dear Repository Platforms for Research Data IG, I am writing to share the great news that Jennifer Gibson will join as Dryad’s Executive Director this October. Jennifer’s leadership will help navigate an ambitious and exciting time here at Dryad, as we experience notable growth in submissions, membership, and partnerships. We are thrilled to be welcoming Jennifer, and hope you will extend a warm welcome to the RDA community. Read our full announcement here. Best, Daniella California Digital Library
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13
August
2021

RDA VP18 Session Proposal Submission

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Repository Platforms for Research Data IG and Domain Repositories IG members, Thank you for your joint session proposal for Virtual Plenary 18 titled 'Cooperative Innovation Among Resilient Repository Platforms for Open Research Data'. A review of all submitted proposals is now underway by the RDA Technical Advisory Board, with notifications of acceptance planned to be sent by 10 September.
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07
July
2021

AGU Fall Meeting 2021 Session IN004 Call for Abstracts

by Robert Downs

Dear Colleagues, With apologies for any duplication, please find the following call for abstracts and feel free to share it with colleagues who may be interested. - - - - According to the AGU web site the AGU Fall Meeting 2021 will be held "in-person and online", and will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana and Online Everywhere on 13-17 December 2021. The abstract submission website is open and the submission deadline is August 4, 2021. We would like to welcome your submission to the following session.
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03
June
2021

Join us at the Dataverse Community Meeting 2021!

by Philipp Conzett

Dataverse is an open-source web application to share, preserve, cite, explore, and analyze research data. At the Dataverse Community Meeting 2021, to be held virtually from June 14 to 17, we'll be discussing topics such as curation workflows, metadata (including controlled vocabularies), licensing, sensitive data, geospatial data, integrations and external tools, software metadata and containerization, long-term preservation, CoreTrustSeal certification, installation and cloud deployment, governance.
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19
April
2021

RDA 17th Plenary Joint RPRD IG and Domain Repositories IG Session, Breakout 3

by Robert Downs

Dear RDA RPRD IG Members, You are kindly invited to participate in the RDA 17th Plenary Meeting virtual session, Joint Meeting - IG Repository Platforms for Research Data and IG Domain Repositories: Collaborating to Improve Platforms and Share Resources among Open Data Repositories, which has been scheduled for Breakout 3, as listed in the RDA P17 Programme, on Wednesday, 21 April 2021, from 10:15 a.m. UTC until 11:45 a.m. UTC. Please check your local time zone and the RDA P17 Programme on the
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13
April
2021

Topics in Data Discovery - your input sought for RDA P17 session

by Siri Jodha Khalsa

Dear Members of the Repository Platforms for Research Data IG, Since its formation in 2016, the RDA Data Discovery Paradigms IG has consistently sought community input on topics pertaining to the discovery of research data. Leading up to the RDA Plenary next week, we seek input on potential topics of interest so as to ensure that the work of the DDP IG aligns with needs and challenges of the community. You can use
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30
March
2021

Last Chance for discounted RDA P17 registration rate!

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

  Early Bird pricing ends 2 April. Are you planning to attend the upcoming RDA Virtual Plenary 17?  With participants from 145+ countries, this exciting event allows our members to interact - a diverse group of colleagues coming together to build social and technical bridges across the data community. RDA P17 is just three weeks away, and we’d like to remind you that the early bird deadline to register is this Friday, 2 April. After this date, the full registration rate will increase from £150 to £250.  
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24
March
2021

RDA VP17 Programme Now Available

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

  Dear members of the Repository Platforms for Research Data Interest Group:   The programme for RDA Virtual Plenary 17 (VP17) is now available. We look forward to seeing you all virtually for over 100 sessions, including many repeat sessions on 22 and 23 April, in an effort to accommodate a wider range of time zones.  
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