WG Research Data Repository Interoperability - RDA 11th Plenary meeting

Meeting title

Wrap-up meeting of the Research Data Repository Interoperability WG

Collaborative session notes: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Hieo5jmoVINyvOM90DmoNip5kBZL1Pzw3UQl...

Short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group

Research data are stored in a wide variety of repository platforms, using disparate data modeling and metadata standards, file formats, and conventions. It is often necessary to migrate data from one repository platform to another, share data between different repositories, and disseminate repository resources to a variety of services. These tasks are made difficult, and in some cases impossible, by a lack of interoperability between different repository platforms.

The Research Data Repository Interoperability Working Group will establish standards for interoperability between different research data repository platforms. These standards may include (but are not limited to) a generic API and import/export formats.

During the first year of its lifetime the working group has collected a set of possible technologies and standards that might be feasible for achieving platform interoperability. The final list of candidates contains standardized interfaces as well as exchange formats and custom tools and is compiled into a primer document which is publicly available. As a result of numerous virtual meetings the active group members found a consensus on how to realize a certain level of research data repository interoperability keeping in mind easy applicability, extensibility and support for legacy platforms. The results are collected in a final recommendations document and have been implemented by four 
early adopters.

Additional links to informative material related to the group

Group Page @ rd-alliance.org: https://rd-alliance.org/node/50279

Case Statement: https://rd-alliance.org/group/research-data-repository-interoperability-...

Minutes of WG meetings: https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/research-data-repository-interoperabil...

Primer Document: http://dx.doi.org/10.15497/RDA00020

Final Recommendations: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VmmhNMl4ie5zqbCKkf3NDNRHtgdb2SgYF_cE...

Meeting objectives

1) Inform participants about WGs’ outcomes and adoptable results 
2) Collect opinions about the future of research data repository interoperability in RDA
3) Promote further adoptions and collaboration after end of WG lifetime

Meeting agenda

1) Presentation of WGs’ mission and history (David Wilcox) 10 minutes
2) Presentation of final outcomes and early adoptions (Thomas Jejkal) 20 minutes
3) Discussion about results and future of research data repository interoperability in RDA (all participants)

Target audience: 

The target audience of this meeting may include research data repository developers and providers as well as users interested in the topic of research data repository interoperability. In order to get the basic idea behind this group reading the documents mentioned above could help. This session is meant to be a working session. Thus, a certain amount of previous knowledge about this WG and/or research data repository interoperability is recommended.

Group chair serving as contact person: Thomas Jejkal

Type of meeting: Informative meeting