Registry of Research Data Repositories
The logo of re3data.org, the online Registry of Research Data Repositories
Type of site
|Owner||Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Berlin School of Library and Information Science|
|Launched||May 28, 2013|
|Website: CC-BY, Database: CC0|
The Registry of Research Data Repositories (re3data.org) is an Open Science tool that offers researchers, funding organizations, libraries and publishers an overview of existing international repositories for research data.
re3data.org is a global registry of research data repositories from all academic disciplines. It provides an overview of existing research data repositories in order to help researchers to identify a suitable repository for their data and thus comply with requirements set out in data policies. The registry was officially launched in May 2013.
In July 2019 the registry lists 2361 research data repositories from around the world covering all academic disciplines. They are described in detail using the re3data.org schema. The service makes all metadata in the registry available for open use under the Creative Commons deed CC0.
The majority of the listed research data repositories are described in detail by a comprehensive schema, namely the re3data.org Schema for the Description of Research Data Repositories. Information icons support researchers to identify an adequate repository for the storage and reuse of their data.
Partners and cooperation
re3data.org is now a regular service of DataCite. It has been a joint project of the Berlin School of Library and Information Science, the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences and the Library of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The project has been funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The project cooperates with other Open Science initiatives like Databib, BioSharing, DataCite and OpenAIRE. Several publishers, research institutions and funders refer to re3data.org in their Editorial Policies and guidelines as a tool for the identification of suitable data repositories, e.g. Nature, Springer and the European Commission.
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