The Council of Councils advises the NIH Director on matters related to the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI). The Council established the SRA Data Working Group in 2019 to provide recommendations to the Council on key factors for storing, managing, and accessing SRA data on cloud service provider environments.
The SRA Data Working Group is currently examining data analyses of SRA related to access, cost, and usage, as well as other areas. The SRA working group is using these analyses, among other factors and considerations, to evaluate and deliberate data storage options. The group reports to the Council of Councils and will provide findings and draft recommendations on an ongoing basis.
The working group presented its interim report of draft recommendations at the Council meeting on Jan. 24. The group provided recommendations that would reduce the overall storage footprint of the SRA data while maintaining access to and use of the data by the research community.