Domain Repositories Interest Group


Group details

TAB Liaison: 
Françoise Genova
Case Statement: 
IG Established

RDA Domain Repositories Interest Group

The Domain Repositories Interest Group will bring together active data repositories that serve specific scientific disciplines.  Domain repositories provide archiving services tailored to the needs of scientific communities, and they mediate between domain scientists and rapid changes in information and data science.  All domain repositories have shared interests in data curation, dissemination, preservation, and institutional sustainability, and this interest group will provide a forum for sharing practical experience and developing joint projects.  The IG will also develop training and mentoring relationships for new and emerging repositories.

The Domain Repositories IG will enhance communication with other RDA IGs and WGs and represent the interests of domain repositories in those groups.  Members of this IG participate in many other RDA venues, like the Data Citation WG, Metadata IG, and RDA/WDS Certification of Digital Repositories IG.  The Domain Repository IG will provide a venue in which repositories can identify and prioritize common problems for action by working groups at RDA and other organizations.


Kerstin Lenhert, Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance

Peter Doorn, Data Archiving and Networked Services

Recent Activity

14 Jun 2018

Do You Know Any Domain Repositories That Would Be Willing/Able to Share Data Management Plans?

Hi All,

I am interested in analyzing Data Management Plans but need to get access to enough of them to actually identify trends. I was wondering if anyone in this group could recommend to me any domain repositories that you think would be willing/able to share Data Management Plans that they collect from researchers who actually deposit data to them. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! 

All Best Wishes,

Devan Ray Donaldson

Assistant Professor

School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering

Indiana University Bloomington

30 Jan 2018

Re: [domain-repositories-ig] Re: [rda-metadata-ig][domain-repositories-ig][vocabulary...

Hi Beth,
I would be happy to talk about our project on March 8.
George Alter
Research Professor, ICPSR
Professor of History, University of Michigan
PO Box 1248, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248
Tel: 734-478-0783 Fax: 734-647-8200
Email: ***@***.***

04 Jan 2018

Re: [rda-metadata-ig][domain-repositories-ig][vocabulary_services] methods for auto-generating structured metadata

Hi Siri-Jodha and Beth,
I am the PI of an NSF project that is writing software to extract metadata
about variable transformations from major statistical packages (SPSS, SAS,
Stata, R). The project is called C2Metadata ("Coninuous Capture of
Metadata"), and you can find more on our website .
We are planning to have the first operational version of our software in
March 2018.
If this is the kind of development that interests your group, please let me
know how I can help.

04 Jan 2018

methods for auto-generating structured metadata

The Metadata Enhancement Task Force, a sub-committee of the Research
Data Alliance Data Discovery Paradigms Interest Group, is investigating
methods for auto-generating structured metadata. Enhancing the metadata
records associated with research data improves search and supports
automation services such as data processing workflows.
The Task Force is currently developing a survey to collect information
on methods and tools for auto-generating metadata, including related

11 Sep 2017

CoreTrustSeal Certification Launched

Dear Colleagues,
Please read below an important announcement related to data repositories
Do not hesitate to circulate widely.
Very best wishes.
Mustapha Mokrane
*Mustapha Mokrane*, PhD. | Executive Director
World Data System-International Programme Office
c/o NICT Europe Centre, 28 rue de Berri, 75008 Paris, France
Mob: +33 6 1201 2912 <+33%206%2012%2001%2029%2012> ORCID ID:

30 Jun 2017

AGU 2017: Sessions on Trustworthy Data Repositories

Dear Colleagues,
You might be interested to learn about these two AGU 2017 related sessions
on data repositories featured in the Earth and Space Science Informatics
focus group. The first session is a Panel Format Session (alternate session
format) convened by the ICSU World Data System and panellists will be
invited. Please let us know by email if you are interested to present. The
second session is open for direct submissions. For both sessions, the
deadline for abstracts submissions is *2 August 2017, 23:59 EDT *and

05 Apr 2017

Meeting today at 11:30 in MR 6

Dear Domain Repositories Interest Group Members,
This is the final opportunity to announce our Group Meeting this morning on:
Community-driven Research Data Management: Towards Domain Protocols for Research Data Management
We have an interesting program and list of excellent speakers, including a panel, Look at the details here:

23 Mar 2017

Research Data Alliance DDPIG Interim Outputs for review and comment

Dear RDA Interest Group members,

We wish to share with you the draft outputs created by three of
the Task Force teams of the RDA Data Discovery Paradigms Interest
Group. We think one or more of these outputs are relevant to the
work your IG is doing. Your thoughts and feedback on the three
interim documents will be greatly appreciated:

09 Dec 2016

Registration link FAIR Data in Trustworthy Data Repositories Webinars

Dear all,
the registration for the FAIR Data in Trustworthy Data Repositories
Webinars is available at
The hyperlink of the registration URL in my previous email did not point
to that. Apologies for the confusion.
Thank you again,
*Apologies for cross posting*
*FAIR Data in Trustworthy Data Repositories Webinars*