The seventh U.S./German Workshop on Salt Repository Research, Design, and Operation was held in Washington, D.C., on September 7-9, 2016.  Fundamental investigations such as geomechanical modeling and the safety case are central and long-term areas of investigation. Key topics examined include safety case, operational safety, geomechanics, plugging and sealing, and percolation. The U.S./German workshop agenda also reflects emerging issues, such as percolation and operational safety.