Data Repository Attributes Working Group (DRAWG) Working Meeting

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31 Oct 2022
Group(s) submitting the application: 
Meeting objectives: 

The working group is one year into developing a common list of attributes that can be used to describe research data repositories. The current draft of the attributes will be presented followed by three invited critiques to foster discussion and a lively exchange of ideas. Participants will break up into small groups to discuss and identify gaps based on different stakeholder perspectives.


The objectives of the working group meeting are to 1) discuss the work being undertaken by the group members; 2) present the progress that the group has made to stakeholders and potential members; and receive feedback from the community 3) plan next steps for the remaining six months of the group.

Meeting agenda: 


Collaborative session notes:

Link to latest draft:


1. Introductions (5 minutes)

2. Overview of attributes list (15 mins)

3. Invited critiques from three key stakeholders  (20 minutes)

  • Andrew Treloar, Australian Research Data Commons
  • Olof Olsson, Swedish National Data Service
  • Jennie Larkin, United States National Institutes of Health

4. Breakout session to discuss and address comments, organised into groups by stakeholder (30 minutes)

5. Reports from Groups (15 minutes) 

6. Concluding remarks, Q&A (5 minutes)

Target Audience: 

People who are interested in metadata and interoperability of research data repositories, in particular, repository managers, repository platform developers, publishers, funders, registries, and researchers.

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

The working group seeks to develop a list of common attributes that describe research data repositories with a definition for each attribute, provide a rationale for its value and use, assess the feasibility of its implementation, and undertake a gap analysis of the current availability of these attributes in repositories. We will also produce a selection of examples of different approaches currently being taken by repositories to express and expose these attributes to users and user-agents.

Short Group Status: 

This group was approved in early 2021 and at P20 will be just over 12 months into its 18 month cycle. This will be the first in-person meeting for the group (and group chairs) and we would like to use the opportunity of this meeting to build on the online relationships we have built as well as engage stakeholders who have an interest in research data repositories and metadata who will also be attending P20 in person.

Type of Meeting: 
Working meeting
Avoid conflict with the following group (1): 
Avoid conflict with the following group (2): 
Meeting presenters: 
Matthew Cannon (UK), Allyson Lister (UK), Washington Luís Ribeiro de Segundo (Brazil), Kathleen Shearer (Canada), Michael Witt (USA), Kazu Yamaji (Japan)