re3data.org receives another two year grant #Update

Posted: March 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Projects | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on re3data.org receives another two year grant #Update

re3data The project re3data.org has received another grant: The German Research Foundation (DFG) has extended the funding of re3data.org – a registry of research data repositories – for another two years. Congrats!

Until the end of 2015 re3data.org aims to implement new functionalities and to integrate more research data repositories. These repositories will be indexed to offer researchers, funding organizations and libraries all over the world an easy-to-use overview of the heterogeneous research data repository landscape.

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Introducing datorium – a new Data Repository Service for the Social Sciences

Posted: March 10th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Data Sharing, Projects, Research Data | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Introducing datorium – a new Data Repository Service for the Social Sciences

250_datorium_gesisThe current e-infrastructure for research data management in the field of social sciences in Germany has extended by an important component. Up to now, we faced a fragmented e-infrastructure for documenting, storing, hosting and curating research data in social sciences: On the one hand there are well-established research data centres e.g. for large household survey data.  On the other hand appropriate research data infrastructure components for small and medium-sized research projects for instance were, with a few exceptions, almost not available yet. Read the rest of this entry »


Introducing re3data.org – Developing a Registry of Research Data Repositories #Update

Posted: April 16th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Projects | Tags: , | 8 Comments »

On Friday I read some news about the project re3data.org. This introduction may be interesting for our readers too, so I ‘m documenting the press release here:

More and more universities and research centres are starting to build research data repositories allowing permanent access to data sets in a trustworthy environment. Due to disciplinary requirements, the landscape of data repositories is very heterogeneous. Thus it is difficult for researchers, funding bodies, publishers and scholarly institutions to select appropriate repositories for storage and search of research data.

The goal of re3data.org is to create a global registry of research data repositories.

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