Repository features across initiatives: mapping the landscape

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26 Jan 2021
Meeting objectives: 

There are a number of initiatives that have defined features that:

(i) help users and other stakeholders understand what functionalities repositories offer,

(ii) help provide criteria to formally certify repositories, based on trustworthiness and FAIRness, and

(iii) can be used to define good practices to assist repositories to evaluate and improve their current operations.

 

Such diversity of effort is due to the number of stakeholders (including repository alliances, funders, scholarly publishers, and research infrastructures) that are working within their own community, and tackling the challenge from their own view point.  

 

The scope of this session, by the RDA FAIRsharing WG, is to map the landscape of these initiatives, bring them together, raise awareness, understand their scope and motivation, and see if and how they are connected or complementary. The session will include a brief overview of each initiative, and an interactive panel session.

 

From the RDA FAIRsharing WG point of view, the ultimate objective is to map repository features across these initiatives, to identify a common core set of metadata features that all stakeholders want to see in repository registries, including (but not limited to) the FAIRsharing registry, which is an RDA-endorsed output. Such a core set of metadata features will help all stakeholders, including researchers and the people who advise them, to better understand the features of each repository, and assist repository maintainers to evaluate and improve (where necessary) their current operations.

Meeting agenda: 

 

When: RDA Plenary P17th, Breakout 1, Tues 20th April, 10:15-11:45 UTC

 

Chairs: Simon Hodson, Rebecca Lawrence, Holly Murray, Varsha Khodiyar, Peter McQuilton, Susanna Sansone 

  1. Introduction to the session - 5 min

  2. Lightning talks - 40min (5min each - using a common template)

  1. Panel discussion with speakers - 40min

  2. Final remarks - 5 min

=> Link to all presentations

=> Link to collaborative notes

Target Audience: 
  • Repository managers/curators/developers

  • Funders

  • Researchers

  • Publishers

  • Infrastructure providers

Group chair serving as contact person: 
Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

The FAIRsharing WG has the aim of improving the interoperability and FAIRness of data through the improvement and connection of journal publisher data policies, standards and databases/repositories and the promotion of FAIR data and metadata. The group is currently undertaking a number of community activities in the RDA. These include the publisher repository criteria, as mentioned in this session proposal, work with funder and journal publisher policy alignment, as illustrated by collaborations and a joint session proposal with the Funders IG and Data policy standardisation and implementation IG. In addition, the FAIRsharing WG works with the data stewardship IG to further the FAIRness of all digital objects and the community curation, by both data stewards and biocurators of FAIR data. Finally, as FAIRsharing, an output of this WG, is also formally endorsed by/part of ELIXIR, the FAIRsharing WG works closely with the ELIXIR Bridging Force IG to promote interoperability in the life sciences.

Short Group Status: 

The FAIRsharing WG is now in maintenance mode following it's incorporation on the 8th October 2018 and subsequent RDA-endorsed outputs published in January 2019. The group is currently undertaking a number of community activities in the RDA. These include the publisher repository criteria, as mentioned in this session proposal, work with funder and journal publisher policy alignment, as illustrated by collaborations and a joint session proposal with the Funders IG and Data policy standardisation and implementation IG. In addition, the FAIRsharing WG works with the data stewardship IG to further the FAIRness of all digital objects and the community curation, by both data stewards and biocurators of FAIR data. Finally, as FAIRsharing, an output of this WG, is also formally endorsed by/part of ELIXIR, the FAIRsharing WG works closely with the ELIXIR Bridging Force IG to promote interoperability in the life sciences.

Type of Meeting: 
Working meeting
Remote participation availability (only for physical Plenaries): 
Yes
Avoid conflict with the following group (2): 
Avoid conflict with the following group (3): 
Meeting presenters: 
The FAIRsharing WG co-chairs