Because good research needs good data

Repository Fringe 2017

03-04 August 2017 |

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.
Thursday 3rd – Pentland Suite
0900-0930 Registration and Coffee
0930-0945 Welcome – Janet Roberts, Director of Edina
0945-1045 Opening Keynote – Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director COAR


Raising our game – repositioning repositories as the foundation for sustainable scholarly communication

1045-1100 Coffee Break
1100-1140 Chris Banks, Director of Library Services, Imperial College


Focusing upstream: supporting scholarly communication by academics

1140-1230 10×10 presentations
1230-1330 Lunch
1330-1500 Impact and the REF panel session, chaired by Scottish Funding Council
1500-1515 Coffee break
1515-1700 10×10 presentations
1710-1930 Drinks Reception, Salisbury Arms – supported by Figshare

Thursday 3rd

Salisbury Room Holyrood Room Duddingston Room


Birds of feather  roundtable discussion



Birds of feather roundtable discussion



PURE User Group (TBC)



Birds of feather roundtable discussion



Birds of feather roundtable discussion




Birds of feather roundtable discussion


Friday 4th – Pentland Suite

0915-0930 Registration and Coffee
0930-1000 TBC
1000-1030 Andrea Wallace, PhD Candidate in Cultural Heritage Law with CREATe, University of Glasgow


OpenGLAM and Open Access: How open is open?

1030-1045 Coffee Break
1045-1135 Keynote – Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice-Provost, UCL


The Empires of the Future are the Empires of the Mind’ [Winston Churchill]: Defining the Role of Libraries in the Open Science Landscape

1135-1215 Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC


The Politics of Open

1215-1300 Lunch
1300-1430 Wikidata Hackathon, Ewan McAndrew, University of Edinburgh & Pauline Ward, EDINA & Navino Evans, Histropedia
1430-1515 Wikimedia, Ewan McAndrew, University of Edinburgh & Navino Evans, Histropedia
1515-1530 Coffee break
1530-1600 Closing keynote – Kevin Ashley

Friday 4th

Salisbury Room Holyrood Room Duddingston Room


Sparql workshop, Ewan McAndrew and Navino Evans



outputs of the CASRAI year 1 programme, Valerie McCutcheon, University of Glasgow



OJS & support for OA publishing breakout session



Fedora User Group



Eprints User Group




DSpace User Group


Wikidata Hackathon

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.

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.