Repository Platforms for Research Data 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

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?

07 Jun 2017

Ballot distribution for co-chair election

Dear members of the RDA Repository Platforms for Research Data IG,
You should - individually, not via this mailing list - just have received a unique link to your ballot via email. If you don't see the email in you Inbox, please check your Junk/Spam folder for it. The email headers are:
From: ***@***.***
Reply-To: ***@***.***
Subject: Co-chair election for RDA Repository Platforms for Research Data Interest Group
The ballot will remain available until 18:00 (UTC) on 2017-06-19.

01 Jun 2017

Re: [rda-repoplatforms-ig] self-nominations for new co-chairs - deadline June 4, and information request

Dear members of the RDA Repository Platforms for Research Data IG,
this is a reminder of the final deadline for the self-nominations on the
comming Sunday, June 4th.
I would also like to remind the candidates to send the following
information to the three current co-chairs:
- the reason(s) for wanting to serve as a future co-chair of this IG;
- their geographic region & gender;
- their ideas for the future work of the IG.
Your co-chairs,
Robert R. Downs <***@***.***>
Stefan Kramer <***@***.***>

Repository Platforms for Research Data IG | RDA


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