The 17th International Conference on Open Repositories : 6th - 9th June 2022, Denver, Colorado, USA

Category: Program

Keynote Speakers

Meet our keynote speakers (follow the link for bios and photos).

Opening Panel

We will be opening OR2022 with a panel session on Building Trust:

  • Sonia Barbosa, Manager of Data Curation for the Harvard Dataverse, and Manager of the Murray Research Archive
  • John Chodacki, Director of the University of California Curation Center (UC3) at California Digital Library (CDL)
  • Torsten Reimer, University Librarian and Dean of the University Library at the University of Chicago

Moderated by Sarah Shreeves, Vice Dean of the University of Arizona Libraries.

Closing Keynote

Kyle K. Courtney is a lawyer and librarian, serving as the Copyright Advisor and Program Manager at Harvard University, working out of the Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication



Call for Proposals Extended to 6th March 2022

The Open Repositories Host Committee are looking forward to inviting you to Denver this June for our first in-person conference since 2019. We plan to open registration on 25th March with an estimated early-bird registration fee of $300. Considering the challenges of travel and budget approvals during the pandemic, we are making an effort to make registration as cheap as possible as we are working through all the financials.

The Call for Proposals Deadline has been extended to 6th March 2022.

Submission System

The submission system is available at


Call for Proposals Announcement

The 17th International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2022, will be held in Denver, Colorado, USA from June 6th to June 9th, 2022.

The organizers are pleased to invite you to contribute to the program along this years theme: 

Building Trust Together: Integrating, Collaborating & Sharing

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.

We particularly welcome proposals on the overall theme of “Building Trust Together”, and also on other administrative, organizational or practical topics related to digital repositories. We are interested in the following sub-themes:

  1. Integrating repositories and other platforms: Institutional & Domain repositories, PID services, CRIS, Digipres, Scholarly workflow, funder services, etc.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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), visualisations, etc.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

More information on the submission system, templates, and tracks is available on the Call for Proposals page.

The deadline for submissions is the 28th February 2022.

Program Committee Co-chairs:

  • Kathryn Cassidy, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Chad Hutchens, University of Wyoming, USA
  • Harish Maringanti, University of Utah, USA
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