How to Find an Appropriate Research Data Repository

 re3data.org, an Open Science tool, heps you find a data repository

In our earlier Data Forwards posts (Sept. 19 & Nov 22), we introduced re3data.org whose goal is to create a global research data repositories. 

Recently, Heinz Pampel, one of the people behind re3data.org, wrote a blog post on this new emerging Open Science tool that helps researchers to easily identify a suitable repository for their data and thus comply to requirements set out in data policies. re3data.org covers the following aspects of a research data repository:

  • general information (e.g. short description of the repository, content types, keywords),
  • responsibilities (e.g. institutions responsible for funding, content or technical issues),
  • policies (e.g. guidelines and policies of the repository),
  • legal aspects (e.g. licenses of the database and datasets),
  • technical standards (e.g. APIs, versioning of datasets, software of the repository),
  • quality standards (e.g. certificates, audit processes).

You can learn more about re2data.org at: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2013/11/29/how-to-find-an-appropriate-research-data-repository/

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