Call for proposals for 17th International Conference on Open Repositories - deadline extended to 6 March 2022

FAO/Anatolii Stepanov

The Open Repositories Host Committee has opened a call for proposals for the 17th International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2022). With the theme Building Trust Together: Integrating, Collaborating & Sharing, the Open Repositories Host Committee has extended the deadline for contributions to the program to 6 March 2022. This is the first in-person conference since 2019, set to take place from 6 to 9 June 2022 in Denver, Colorado, USA.

How can we build networks of trust by integrating and collaborating? How do we collaboratively integrate user communities and new types and sources of data?

Invitation to participate:
OR2022 will provide an opportunity to explore and reflect on the ways repositories enable trust, integration, collaboration and sharing. It will give participants new insights and inspiration, which will play a key role in developing, supporting and sharing an open agenda and open tools for research and scholarship.

The Open Repositories Host Committee welcomes proposals on the overall theme of “Building Trust Together”, also on other administrative, organizational or practical topics related to digital repositories and the following sub-themes:

  • Integrating repositories and other platforms: Institutional & Domain repositories, PID services, CRIS, Digipres, Scholarly workflow, funder services, etc.
  • Integrating content: novel or complex formats, data types & sources: Citizen Science data, gatekeeping and trust for uncurated data, Open Government Data, Wikimedia and web data, emerging formats, mediation and ownership of augmented data, etc.
  • Collaborations & Communities: Repository networks, registries, federated services, integrating new user communities and bridging diverse user communities, Cultural Heritage data and Research data, sharing and co-creation and supporting non-academic use, financial/cultural and language barriers, supporting local communities and local knowledge, etc.
  • Trust in the machine: Linked data, big data, the machine as a user, large and complex datasets, simulation and large-scale computation, new technologies (IIIF, Blockchain), visualizations, etc.
  • Building Trust: Tackling Bias, democratizing science, long-term preservation and repository certification, Safeguarding rights, FAIR & CARE principles, compliance with local legislation and with funder and publisher policies, Open Governance, business models and sustainability, Repositories in the “fake news” era, etc.
  • Supporting Reproducible Research: Repositories in the broader open research ecosystem, services for reproducibility of research, repositories as digital humanities and open science platforms, national and international open data mandates, etc.
  • Discovery, Use, Reuse and Impact: Metrics, assessment, bibliometrics, altmetrics, analytics, open citations, licences and reuse conditions, increasing content visibility and findability, aggregation serves, impact outside of the academic context, etc.
  • Building Future Repositories: Next Gen Repositories, the Pubfair framework and new models, repurposing the repository, the repository role in global challenges and societal change - Global warming, pandemic response, remote working, etc.

Submission Process:
The Program Committee has provided templates to use for submissions.Please use the submission template, and then submit through ConfTool where you will be asked to provide additional information.

Accepted proposals in all categories will be made available through the conference’s website. Later, the presentations and associated materials will be made available in an open repository; you will be contacted to upload your set of slides or poster. Some conference sessions may be live streamed or recorded, then made publicly available, or you may be asked to record your presentation for upload to the repository.

Updated deadline for submissions is the 6th March 2022.

Registration will open by the end of March 2022.

Learn more about submission categories, templates for submission, key dates, and more by visiting