status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Robert Downs, LILi Zhang, Devan Ray Donaldson

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison: [field_secretariat_liaison]


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 was 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).

 

Timeline

  • April 2019 - RDA Plenary 13 (Philadelphia) - joint meeting with IG Research Data Architectures in Research Institutions (RDARI) on a possible working group on access to data in interoperable repositories for data analytics
  • November 2018 - RDA Plenary 12 (Botswana) - meeting on two possible topics for further work: Data Policy Enforcement and Data Analytics Support
  • March 2018 - RDA Plenary 11 (Berlin) - meeting to identify, explore, and plan for future contributions of the IG - identified four possible topics

Posts

22
February
2024

Open Repositories 2024 Early Bird Registration Open!

by Urban Andersson

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 19th International Open Repositories Conference (OR2024) is now open. The conference will be held from 3-6 June 2024 at Post Hotel, Gothenburg, Sweden.  
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08
January
2024

Open Repositories 2024: Call for Proposals - Reminder

by Urban Andersson

The 19th International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2024) will be held from June 3-6th at the Clarion Hotel Post, Gothenburg, Sweden. The new deadline for proposals is January 12.  
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22
November
2023

Open Repositories 2024 - Call for proposals

by Urban Andersson

  The 19th International Open Repositories Conference (OR2024) will be held from June 3-6th 2024 in Gothenburg, Sweden.   The theme for the conference is: Empowering Global Progress   We particularly welcome proposals aligned to the overall theme, but also on other administrative, organisational, or practical topics related to digital repositories. We are interested in the following sub-themes:
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17
August
2023

OCFL Listening Sessions

by Neil Jefferies

In July of 2020, version 1.0 of the OCFL specification was released followed by version 1.1 in October of 2022. We are now beginning to consider additional use cases and revisions that will lead to version 2.0 of the specification. In addition to gathering feedback via issues and use cases, we would also like to gather feedback and new use cases from the community through conversation. To that end we will hold a series of listening sessions, we invite all individuals who have implemented or are interested in The Oxford Common File Layout to attend.
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26
July
2023

Call for Abstracts - AGU 2023 Fall Meeting - Session IN015

by Robert Downs

Dear Colleagues, I apologize for any duplication of this reminder. With less than a week until abstracts are due, please be reminded of the opportunity, below. The AGU Fall Meeting 2023 will be held in San Francisco, CA and Online Everywhere during December 11-15, 2023. The abstract submission website is open, and the submission deadline is August 2, 2023. We would like to welcome your submission to the following session. Please feel free to share this note with your colleagues who may be interested.
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18
July
2023

Re: [domain-repositories-ig][rda-repoplatforms-ig] RDA P21 @ IDW 2023 - Notification of Conditional Acceptance

by Robert Downs

Dear RDA Secretariat, We very much appreciate receiving your suggestions for improving the joint Repository Platforms for Research Data (RPRD) IG and Domain Repositories IG session application for RDA P21. We have revised our application based on your suggestions. Please find our revised RPRD IG session application on the https://www.rd-alliance.org/data-repositories-discovering-unpublished-an...
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18
July
2023

RDA P21 @ IDW 2023 - Notification of Conditional Acceptance

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Chairs of the Repository Platforms for Research Data IG and Domain Repositories IG, Your RDA P21 session application titled Data Repositories Discovering Unpublished and Diverse Data Usage and Impact been conditionally approved, subject to you incorporating the following changes provided in the feedback below: Please ensure that your agenda includes sufficient time for discussion in between presentations to encourage audience participation, engagement, and interaction.
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10
July
2023

Call for nominations: Dryad Board of Directors

by Sarah Lippincott

Dryad, an international research data publishing platform and community, is inviting nominations for new Directors to start three-year terms in October 2023. This is a great opportunity to shape the future of research data and steward our organization during a pivotal moment.   As a community-governed nonprofit, we believe that having engaged and knowledgeable board members will help us realize our mission and serve as an effective advocate for open science. This year, we’re particularly keen to recruit individuals:
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22
June
2023

Call for Abstracts - AGU 2023 Fall Meeting - Session IN015

by Robert Downs

Dear Colleagues, The AGU Fall Meeting 2023 will be held in San Francisco, CA and Online Everywhere during December 11-15, 2023. The abstract submission website is open, and the submission deadline is August 2, 2023. We would like to welcome your submission to the following session. Please feel free to share this note with your colleagues who may be interested. Session Link: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm23/prelim.cgi/Session/184669 Session: IN015
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