Repositories Unleashing Data

Questions for discussion by five breakout groups at RepoFringe, 4th August 2015, Edinburgh


 

The ideas and comments contributed have been collated into this document:

Repositories_Unleashing_Data_Ideas


 

The attendees will be able to break up into five groups to discuss the five sets of questions below. Attendees will have coloured post-it notes to record their ideas and attach them to five posters. The five posters will be available in the poster display area for the duration of RepoFringe, for attendees to add their thoughts and ideas both before and after the discussion event on Tuesday at 10.15am. Post-it colours: yellow for Success Stories; green for Strategy; pink for Wishlist; orange for Future (Q5). Please start adding success stories via the Google doc now.

  1. Who, beyond the academic community, is currently using data from institutional repositories?
    • SUCCESS STORIES: List as many examples as possible. [Add to our Google doc now!]
    • STRATEGY: List examples of effective approaches to generate this kind of outreach.
  1. Where or who are the untapped audiences for the research data in institutional repositories?
    • SUCCESS STORIES: List as many examples as possible. [Add to our Google doc now!]
    • STRATEGY: What should be the strategy of the repository community to help us and the researchers we support reach untapped audiences?
    • WISHLIST: What resources or university / funder policies do we need to help us achieve this?
  1. How can repositories help researchers tell the story of their data?
    • SUCCESS STORIES: List at least three examples of success stories. [Add to our Google doc now!]
    • STRATEGY: What should be the strategy of the repository community to help us achieve this?
    • WISHLIST: What resources or university / funder policies do we need to help us achieve this?
  1. How can repositories help researchers achieve impact with their data?
    • SUCCESS STORIES: List at least three examples of success stories. [Add to our Google doc now!]
    • STRATEGY: What should be the objectives of the repository community in this respect?
    • WISHLIST: What resources or university / funder policies do we need to help us achieve this?
  1. What should our vision be for the repository landscape of the future?
    • What are the opportunities for mining and analysing the data?
    • What is the role for commercial publishers?
    • How can we ensure the public gains the greatest possible benefit?
    • Do we need to beware the commodification of data?
    • What will the relationship be between papers and data?

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