Pioneering the Future of Federally Supported Data Repositories

January 13 – 15, 2021
NITRD Big Data Interagency Working Group (BD IWG) Workshop



  • Agenda
  • Date: January 13 – 15, 2021
  • Virtual attendance: Registration is closed.


Pioneering the Future of Federally Supported Data Repositories workshop will explore future visions for federally supported research data repositories to identify future opportunities and challenges; what the repositories can do to prepare for this future vision; and how to build and strengthen the community of federally supported repositories.


Data-driven research and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) bring renewed focus on research data repositories. Adapting to the emerging and evolving needs and requirements of future data-intensive research is a challenge facing such repositories.

Reference Materials

Planning Committee

  • Rajeev Agrawal, DoD
  • Jordan Thomas, DOE/SC
  • Chaitan Baru, NSF
  • Laura Biven, NIH
  • Frances Carter-John, NSF
  • Ishwar Chandramouliswaran, NIH
  • Wo Chang, NIST
  • Ji Lee, NITRD NCO

External Advisors

  • Debra Agarwal, LBL
  • Philip Bourne, University of Virginia
  • Jody Crisp, ORISE
  • Julia Lane, New York University
  • Angie Lester, ORISE