May 26, 2022

New Policy Paper From OECD: “Business Models For Sustainable Research Data Repositories”

From the Paper’s Abstract:

2017-12-12_09-25-17There is a large variety of repositories that are responsible for providing long term access to data that is used for research. As data volumes and the demands for more open access to this data increase, these repositories are coming under increasing financial pressures that can undermine their long-term sustainability.

This report explores the income streams, costs, value propositions, and business models for 48 research data repositories. It includes a set of recommendations designed to provide a framework for developing sustainable business models and to assist policy makers and funders in supporting repositories with a balance of policy regulation and incentives.


Source: Business Models For Sustainable Research Data Repositories (OECD; 2017)

Direct to Full Text: Business Models For Sustainable Research Data Repositories (80 pages; PDF)

Hat Tip: RDA (Research Data Alliance).
Note: The full text report is also available from RDA

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.