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Presentations session 4
Wednesday, 09/June/2021:
9:00am - 9:55am

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Open for All? Addressing the Need for Regulating Access in the Disciplinary Repository PsychArchives

Lea Gerhards, Peter Weiland, Roland Ramthun, Christiane Baier

Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID), Germany

Accommodating a variety of digital research objects, including articles, preprints, research data, code, supplements, and multimedia objects, PsychArchives, the disciplinary repository for psychological science, requires a differentiated sharing level concept regulating access to and usage rights of repository content. Data sharing according to the FAIR principles is called for by more and more funding institutions, such as the European Research Council (ERC), and is increasingly a prerequisite for the publication of scientific articles in professional journals. At the same time, researchers are expected to follow recommendations on data sharing, e.g. by the German Psychological Society (DGPs), which – taking into account European and national data protection laws – postulate that a restriction of access to research data is sometimes warranted. Providing a solution for this complex situation, PsychArchives offers a number of different sharing levels, ranging from open and immediate access to more restrictive access categories. Each sharing level is equipped with specific licensing options. Allowing for the allocation of sharing levels on the level of individual files, PsychArchives presents a flexible and granular solution for archiving and making accessible psychological research output in line with best practice standards, recommendations by scientific societies as well as ethical and data protection requirements.

4TU.ResearchData: Building the community

Connie Clare

4TU.ResearchData, Netherlands

4TU.ResearchData is an international data repository for science, engineering and design. Established as an initiative of three Dutch technical universities; TU Delft, TU/Eindhoven and the University of Twente, 4TU.ResearchData is a cross-institutional collaboration that supports researchers with making their data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR).

The recent migration of content to Figshare provided researchers with a repository that boasts new features, including integration with GitHub and publication of confidential data under embargo. Despite these technical advancements, 4TU.ResearchData appreciates that providing ‘good’ technical infrastructure is not sufficient to make data FAIR and drive a culture change toward Open Science.

Community building is essential to provide researchers with discipline-specific support and guidance. The goal of the 4TU.ResearchData community, which includes data stewards, data supporters and researchers from the partner institutions, is to provide an inclusive space for exchanging knowledge and best data sharing practices. Programming includes working groups, community calls, an online platform and blog to publicise achievements of community members. News and events are also shared in a monthly newsletter. Future programming includes launching calls for applications for the ‘FAIR Data Fund’, and the development of a global Fellowship Programme to advance 4TU.ResearchData’s mission and vision of FAIR data.

Shared repositories: building (multi-tenancy) repository services at the British Library

Sara Gould, Jenny Basford, Torsten Reimer

The British Library, United Kingdom

In 2018, a report by the Universities UK Open Access Repositories Working Group raised concerns about repository sustainability and proposed a range actions that could support open repositories. It also posed the question of whether the integration of separate institutional repositories and increased use of shared services might help to pool resources, reduce costs and increase visibility, citation and impact.

While shared repositories are still unusual, in November 2019, the British Library launched its shared open access repository. It brings together the research outputs of six cultural heritage organisations – available as separate repositories as well as a shared search interface at To our knowledge, it is the first example of a shared repository that takes advantage of the multi-tenancy features of the open source Samvera Hyku repository system. This paper discusses both the nature, challenge and benefits of developing a multi-tenant repository system, and the BL’s progress towards a shared repository service for a wider range of partner organisations. Based on the lessons learned so far, we will discuss the potential of open source-based, shared repositories to contribute to an open knowledge environment, and how this project already opened up previously closed content.

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