status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Birgit Schmidt, Christopher Erdmann, Su Nee Goh, Naresh Kumar, Tim Dennis, Jennifer Gu, Susanna Nykyri

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison:

Webinar - Exploring Past, Present, and Future Outcomes of the RDA Libraries for Research Data (L4RD) Interest Group - 28 June 2021


Research Data have become a primary research asset that often requires continued access in the dynamic environment of mobile researchers, volatile repositories, transient products and short-lived standards. Libraries have looked after written research assets for centuries and now tackle the challenge of adapting their function to making data reliably accessible and re-usable.

Endorsed Outputs

  • 23 Things: Libraries For Research Data - overview of practical, free, online resources and tools that you can begin using today to incorporate research data management into your practice of librarianship. The document is available in 12 languages.
  • Top 10 FAIR Data & Software Things - Provides 17 topic-based, community submitted brief guides that can be used by the research community to understand how they can make their research (data and software) more FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable).

Other published Outputs

  • Engaging Researchers with Data Management: The Cookbook: - book with case studies on how institutions can effectively engage with researchers about research data.

File Repository


Meeting minutes

by Birgit Schmidt

* Minutes of P6 - 2nd IG meeting, held on 24 September, 2015 Paris * Minutes of P5 - 1st IG meeting, held on 9 March, 2014 San Diego * Minutes of P4 - 3rd BoF meeting, held on 23 September, 2013 Ams

File 3rd BoF Libraries for Research Data - RDA 4th Plenary Amsterdam minutes.docx39.3 KB
File BoF Libraries for Research Data - RDA 3rd Plenary Dublin minutes.docx34.97 KB
PDF icon RDALibrariesforResearchDataP5-March92015.pdf196.35 KB
PDF icon RDALibrariesforResearchDataP6-Notes.pdf59.38 KB
PDF icon RDALibrariesforResearchDataP7-Notes.pdf19.85 KB
PDF icon RDA_P8_L4RD_IG_Data_Discussion- Chuck Humphrey.pdf66.01 KB
PDF icon RDALibrariesforResearchDataP9-Notes.pdf83.45 KB