RDA Income Streams for Data Repositories report Adobted By The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Global Science Forum (GSF)

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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Global Science Forum (GSF) adopted the Income Streams for Data Repositories report produced by the RDA/WDS Publishing Data Cost Recovery for Data Centres Interest Group. Specifically, the RDA/WDS output fed into an OECD policy report and recommendations on Business Models for Sustainable Research Data Repositories. Two of the co-chairs of the RDA/WDS Interest Group chaired an Expert Group that oversaw the OECD work. The methodological approaches were similar and data collected in the earlier RDA work was used in the OECD project. The RDA community and Plenary meetings were also used to gather additional input to the OECD project and many RDA members attended two dedicated project workshops. The RDA/WDS Publishing Data Cost Recovery for Data Centres IG  provided OECD a substantial overview on income streams for data repositories. This was consolidated and expanded in the OECD-GSF project and the in-depth economic analysis that was carried out within the project. The authors of this adoption story, Carthage Smith and Taro Matsubara, members of the OECD Secretary, involved in the OECD-GSF project and report, tell us about the challenges they faced, the solution found in the RDA output, the impact it had and the lessons they learned.

RDA provides unique access to expertise. There is much good work that has already been done, and we expect that, as in the OECD-GSF  case, some of this could be expanded and re-packaged quite easily to improve its chances of adoption by people and institutions who are not RDA members.  Ensuring trust and mutual benefit are the key to doing this successfully. Carthage Smith and Taro Matsubara (OECD-GSF)

The RDA/WDS Publishing Data Cost Recovery for Data Centres IG provided the OECD-GSF project  with a substantial overview on income streams for data repositories. This was consolidated and expanded in the project and the in-depth economic analysis that was carried out within the project. The final OECD policy report has been written for, and provided to, research policy-makers and includes a number of recommendations that will help improve the strategic planning and support for data repositories.