"Data Repository Selection: Criteria that Matter" latest work by the RDA/Force11 FAIRsharing WG

11 Nov 2020

Dear RDA WGs members,
here the latest activity of a group of major publishers and scholarly
communication organizations, part of the RDA/Force11 FAIRsharing WG:
*"Data Repository Selection: Criteria that Matter"*:
Below are the key objectives of this work. Where appropriate, criteria
have also been mapped to the relevant TRUST principles and the CTS
Peter McQuilton will present this work at the at the *Research Funders
and Stakeholders on Open Research and Data Management Policies and
Practices IG* /*- RDA 16th session*/ /*- breakout 8,*/ on *Thur Nov 12,
9-10:30 UTC.* Agenda is this session at:
Kind regards,
These proposed criteria are not an assessment on the overall quality of
repositories, but are intended to:
●/guide/journals and publishers to provide authors with consistent
recommendations and guidance on data deposition, improve authors’ data
sharing practices, and reducing//duplication of effort by different
●/promote/policy alignment among journals and publishers - and
progressively funders - in relation to recommended repositories, by
fostering the collective discussion of good practice and community
standards in relation to recommended repositories;
●/inform/data repository developers and managers of the features
believed by journals and publishers to be important;
●/apprise/certification and other evaluation initiatives, serving as a
reference and providing the perspective from journals and publishers;
●/drive/the curation of data repository descriptions in FAIRsharing
(https://fairsharing.org) which will enable the display, filter and
search of these repositories, based on these criteria.
Prof. Susanna-Assunta Sansone, PhD
Associate Director, Oxford e-Research Centre
Associate Professor, Dep of Engineering Science
University of Oxford, UK
Data Readiness Group:
ORCiD: 0000-0001-5306-5690
skype: susanna-a.sansone
twitter: @SusannaASansone
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Therefore I will respond more slowly than usual.
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