Recommended Descriptive Attributes for Data Repositories

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08 Jun 2023
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This will be the final working meeting for the Data Repository Attributes Working Group as we complete our 18-month project. In this session, we will present the final draft of our recommendation - Common Descriptive Attributes of Research Data Repositories - supported by examples of the attributes implemented in a selection of data repositories. We will engage participants in breakout discussion groups to explore the feasibility and implementation of the attributes by different stakeholders. The session will conclude with brainstorming related to promotion, adoption, and future work that may need to happen after the working group has concluded.

Meeting agenda: 
  1. Welcome
  2. RDA Common Descriptive Attributes of Research Data Repositories - Michael Witt, University
  3. Data Repository examples (lightning talks)
    • ImmPort - Anupama Gururaj, U.S. National Institutes of Health
    • KU Leuven Research Data Repository - Dieuwertje Bloemen, KU Leuven
    • Ocean InfoHub - Doug Fils, Ronin Institute
  4. Adoption / Implementation Breakout Groups & Reports
    • Breakout leads: Luca Belletti, Matt Cannon (online), Adam Leary, Hagar Lowenthal, Mike Priddy, Nina Weisweiler
  5. Next steps
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People who are interested in metadata and interoperability of research data repositories, in particular, repository managers, repository platform developers, publishers, funders, registries, and researchers.

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The working group has developed a list of common attributes that describe research data repositories with a definition for each attribute, provided a rationale for its value and use, assessed the feasibility of its implementation, and undertaken a gap analysis of the current availability of these attributes in repositories. We produced a selection of examples of different approaches currently being taken by repositories to express and expose these attributes to users and user-agents, and we are looking forward to the opportunity for our final working group meeting to focus on adoption and implementation.

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This is the final meeting of the working group in which we share our final drafts in advance of submitting them for community review and concluding our work.

Type of Meeting: 
Working meeting
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Meeting presenters: 
Matthew Cannon, Allyson Lister, Washington Luís Ribeiro de Segundo, Kathleen Shearer, Michael Witt, Kazu Yamaji