Repository Fringe 2017

3 - 4 August 2017
John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh


Repository Fringe is a gathering for repository managers and others interested in research data repositories and publication repositories. It is organised by the Digital Curation Centre, EDINA, and Edinburgh University Library at the University of Edinburgh. The conference attracts attendees from all over the UK - this year we anticipate an audience of about 150. 
2017 marks the 10th Repo Fringe where we will be celebrating progress we have made over the last 10 years in sharing content beyond borders, and debating future trends and challenges.
Using Wikidata to achieve impact from research data by linking it and increasing its visibility to the public. Facilitated by Ewan McAndrew, Wikimedian in Residence at the University of Edinburgh, and Pauline Ward of the Research Data Service at the University of Edinburgh.
Stay tuned for more programme announcements in the coming weeks.
Repository Fringe 2017 Drinks Reception 
The drinks reception will be held at the Salisbury Arms just outside of the Pollock Halls complex at 58 Dalkeith Road, EH16 5AD. Places for the drinks reception are limited to 100 due to space and are allocated on a first come basis. Thanks to the support of Figshare, all delegates with a ticket for the drinks reception are entitled to two free drinks and snacks!
Those with a place at the drinks reception will have a spot on their delegate badges – so please make sure you are still wearing your badge on arrival at the drinks reception where you will be given drinks vouchers. 
Support Repository Fringe 2017
Below are suggested ways in which you can support Repository Fringe 2017, though we would welcome any contribution of support, however small. Please contact to discuss other ways to support the event.
These options represent the main opportunities for support but there are many other ways in which you can support the conference e.g. support of specific sessions, provision of a demo or awards for best 10 x 10 etc.
Support Package
Requested Contribution
Number Available
Poster Session
Conference Refreshment Break
£300 or £400
1 and 4
Conference Lunch
The Pentland Suite Conference Rooms
Early career researchers/travel support


Costs and Registration

Registration for Repository Fringe 2017 is now open!


Category Fee (£)
Delegate (Including paper and poster presenters) 40

Given our move to a venue more appropriate for the scope of what the event wishes to achieve, and in order to help towards managing the resulting costs, the delegate fee this year is £40. With a bigger, more flexible venue, we can offer you a wider and more diverse programme to make your trip to Edinburgh even more worthwhile!

How to register for the conference

To book a place at the conference you will have to use the ePay system. You will first have to register for an ePay account, then complete registration for the conference. Those who have attended DCC events before may already have an account on the ePay system, please double-check.

Please note that the booking system allows 5 delegates to register in one transaction by using the ‘add delegate’ button after adding an item to your basket, but before the checkout process.

Please take care to click through all the ‘Delivery & Payment’ and ‘Review & complete’ screens until you see the confirmation that your order is complete. If you leave the ePay page before completing your registration you might need to start over.

If you have any queries relating to the registration process please email or call (+44) (0)131 650 8391.