National Data Services IG


Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
Stefanie Kethers
TAB Liaison: 
Devika Madalli
IG Established

Given the increased value of research data as a national research asset, many countries are

establishing national services to provide services, coordination and support for research data storage, processing, management, analysis, publication, reuse, sharing etc.


The peers for such national data services are other national data services, and this interest group is intended as a peer support forum to exchange ideas and share experiences.


What services do national data services offer?


How can national data services organise themselves?

Who benefits?


By allowing national data services to learn from the experience of each other, the desired outcome is to increase efficiency for the individual operators of national data services and to promote a more coherent and joined-up community of practicioners.


The interest group aims to identify shared concerns and jointly address them through a variety of independent projects, collaborations, or working groups.



Supporting Document:


Meeting Notes from the meeting at P5, San Diego, Monday 9 March 2015, 13:00-14:00: (Please feel free to add to the notes if you were at the meeting).

Recent Activity

20 Mar 2018

11th Plenary meeting tomorrow at 16:30

Our NDs IG meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, 16:30-18:00 in Room A01 at the Berlin Congress Center. We also have remote participation as an option, which is detailed in the session webpage:
We hope you can join us, in person or online. Our agenda is in the document linked to above.

21 Feb 2018

Re: Re: [national-data-services] NDS IG Meeting Submission for RDA 11 in Berlin

Hi Mark
Will it be possible to participate remotely in the group meeting in Berlin?
Debora Pignatari Drucker
Technology Transfer Department
Embrapa Agricultural Informatics
Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa)
+55 19 3211-5769
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08 Feb 2018

FW: Fwd: Form submission from: 11th Plenary Group Session Application Form- IG National Data Services

On behalf of my NDS IG co-chairs, Adrian Burton and Christine Kirkpatrick, I would like to let you know that the proposed NDS IG session for RDA Plenary 11 in Berlin has been accepted and is scheduled for Breakout 3 - Wednesday 21st March 2018, 16:00 - 17:30. The meeting details as submitted are here:

02 Feb 2018

Mailinglist test-- Apologies for the inconvenience!

Mailinglist test. Please ignore.
Apologies for the inconvenience.
Timea Biro
Trust-IT Services Ltd. Trust-IT Srl
Chase Green House via Nino Bixio, 25
42 Chase Side, Enfield 56125 Pisa - ITALY
Middlesex EN2 6NF - UK
Tel: +39-050-28359
Fax: +39-050-503325
email: ***@***.***
skype: timea-biro

03 Oct 2017

Chairs for this working group

Hi all,
Kevin Ashley is moving on from being a co-chair of this working group. I'd
like to take the opportunity to thank Kevin for his leadership and
Mark Leggott has agreed to step in to replace Kevin.
I would also like to take this opportunity to call for an expression of
interest in any others who would like to contribute as a 3rd co-chair of
this group.
An RDA overview of chairs' responsibilities is here:

12 Sep 2017

BoF on International Partnerships at Montreal P10

Here's a BoF that is scheduled on the first day of P10 in Montreal that
might interest you:
*Birds of a Feather Meeting: EarthCube International Partnerships *
*Date: Day 1, 19th September, 2017*
*Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm*
*Location: Mansfield 2 Room, Centre Mont-Royal*
*Purpose:* This BoF meeting will discuss the progress of the U. S. National
Science Foundation’s EarthCube program on a number of fronts and hold a
focused discussion on the opportunities for strategic partnerships and

21 Jun 2017

Session for Montreal Plenary submitted

Hi everyone,
I have just put in a session request for the RDA Montreal Plenary for the
National Data Services Interest Group.
A little closer to the time we will need to add in some detail on which
lightning talks to chose and what theme for the group discussion.
If you are intending on attending the Montreal plenary, please let us know
- it would be good to hear a lightning talk on your plans/progress/updates
towards a national data service.
We'll probably run a video conference in August/September to review

24 Apr 2017

access to the RDA NDS Country Reports Summary document

As per our discussion at the RDA NDS IG discussion, the link for the Summary of Country Reports document is here:
The document setting allows anyone with the link to Comment. If you would like to have Edit access to add/update your country details, let me know and I will add you.
This is based on the original template document here: