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[InetBib] re3data.org - Registry of Research Data Repositories launched

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re3data.org - Registry of Research Data Repositories launched

An increasing number of universities and research organisations are starting to 
build research data repositories to allow permanent access in a trustworthy 
environment to data sets resulting from research at their institutions. Due to 
varying disciplinary requirements, the landscape of research data repositories 
is very heterogeneous. This makes it difficult for researchers, funding bodies, 
publishers, and scholarly institutions to select an appropriate repository for 
storage of research data or to search for data.

The re3data.org registry allows the easy identification of appropriate research 
data repositories, both for data producers and users. The registry covers 
research data repositories from all academic disciplines. Information icons 
display the principal attributes of a repository, allowing users to identify 
the functionalities and qualities of a data repository. These attributes can be 
used for multi-faceted searches, for instance to find a repository for 
geoscience data using a Creative Commons licence.

By April 2013, 338 research data repositories were indexed in re3data.org. 171 
of these are described by a comprehensive vocabulary, which was developed by 
involving the data repository community (http://doi.org/kv3).

The re3data.org search at can be found at: http://www.re3data.org
The information icons are explained at: http://www.re3data.org/faq

Repository operators can suggest their infrastructures to be 
listedinre3data.org via a simple application 
form:http://www.re3data.org/suggestThe re3data.org team reviews and then lists 
the proposed repositories in the registry. A repository is indexed when the 
minimum requirements are met, i.e. mode of access to the data and repository, 
as well as the terms of use must be clearly explained on the repository pages.

re3data.org is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). 
Projectpartnersinre3data.org are the Library and Information Services (LIS) of 
the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, the Berlin School of Library 
and Information Science at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the KIT 
Library at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). re3data.org cooperates 
with the German Initiative for Network Information (DINI). The three partners 
with their expertise in information infrastructures guarantee the 
sustainability of the registry in the future.

Detailed information can be found in the following PeerJ preprint: 

Heinz Pampel

Helmholtz Association
Helmholtz Open Access Coordination Office

re3data.org - Registry of Research Data Repositories

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Library of the Albert Einstein Science Park
Telegrafenberg, 14473 Potsdam
Tel: + 49 (0) 331-288 1948
E-Mail: pampel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Web: http://oa.helmholtz.de | http://www.re3data.org

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