Repository Platforms for Research Data IG

IG

Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
Lynn Yarmey
TAB Liaison: 
Helen Glaves
Case Statement: 
IG Established
 

Context and purpose

Research data repositories are at the heart of data sharing as they provide platforms to acquire, store, archive, publish, curate, preserve, and access data. Thus, the major goal of the Repository Platforms for Research Data (RPRD) Interest Group (IG) is to improve the usability and technical capabilities of repository platforms. To achieve this, the RPRD IG invites members of the research data community to collect usage experiences, define requirements, evaluate implementations, and identify limitations of current solutions in a cooperation of repository users, managers, providers, and developers. Possible outputs of our efforts might be recommendations, knowledge collections, or new working groups to investigate identified issues.

    

Working towards better repositories

The original charter of the Repository Platforms for Research Data Interest Group (RPRD IG), formed at RDA Plenary 5 in March 2015, was to "gather and analyze research data use cases in the context of repository platform requirements. The primary deliverable will be a matrix relating use cases with functional requirements for repository platforms."

This matrix, along with an accompanying document on how it was created, was finalized and published in Nov. 2016, and can also be found under RDA Supporting Outputs.

 

We welcome your contributions!

The RPRD IG's focus is the collection of experiences with selecting, implementing, and using specific research data repository platforms/products across institutions and domains, with reference to the aforementioned functional requirements. From this, the IG may identify potential gaps between needs and solutions in the current research data repository environment, and will seek opportunities to propose the formation of new RDA working groups to address them.

The group is open for participation to any RDA member (see the "Join Group" link on this page).


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Recent Activity

11 Feb 2019

Data Usage Metrics Survey for Repositories

Hi all,

Following our RDA Data Usage Metrics WG meeting in Botswana and two virtual calls since, we have put together a survey for repositories on data metrics implementations. If you are a repository provider, could you please fill out this survey? 

https://goo.gl/forms/yS3NigmBJSabi5Ux2

Please help us spread the survey (through our channels, other WGs, twitter, etc) – the more responses we get the richer data we will have for our Philly meeting and the WG deliverables!

30 Apr 2018

"Gentle Reminder: Help us review and approve the new charter for the RPRD IG"

Dear members of the IG RPRD,
We would like to remind everyone that the RPRD IG charter will undergo some changes to reflect our broadening scope and commitment to bring together repository platform administrators, users and developers. As such, we ask for your input in improving the current proposal for the new charter, which you can see below. Any contributions should be sent before the 11th May, time at which we will publish the new charter at IG’s RDA website.
— New Charter:

24 Nov 2017

RDA P11 - Invitation to a joint session with IGAD- Implementation of the FAIR Principles and challenges in the agricultural domain

Dear chairs,
The Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) would like to bring up for discussion the implementation of the FAIR Principles and challenges in the agricultural domain at the RDA Plenary Meeting in Berlin 2018. We know that this topic is also of interest in other IG and WG and, indeed, there are some fully related, therefore we thought about the possibility to propose a joint session, where we could bring different perspectives and enrich the debate. Do you think this could be of your interest? Would you be available for submitting a joint proposal with IGAD?