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Celebrating 10 Years of re3data – The Registry of Research Data Repositories

Weisweiler, Nina Leonie; Strecker, Dorothea

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Axtmann, Alexandra; Bertelmann, Roland; Cousijn, Helena; Elger, Kirsten; Ferguson, Lea Maria; Kindling, Maxi; Nguyen, Thanh Binh; Petras, Vivien; Schabinger, Rouven; Schnepf, Edeltraud; Semrau, Angelika; Trofimenko, Margarita; Ulrich, Robert; Upmeier, Arne; Vierkant, Paul; Weickert, Gabriele; Witt, Michael

This year, 2022, marks the 10th anniversary of the Registry of Research Data Repositories – re3data. The global index currently lists over 2800 digital repositories across all scientific disciplines – critical infrastructures to enable the global exchange of research data. The openly accessible service is used by researchers and services worldwide. It provides extensive descriptions of repositories based on a detailed and publicly available metadata schema (https://www.doi.org/10.48440/RE3.010). Ingests in re3data are managed by an international Editorial Board.

The poster describes the editorial process and focuses on the growth, development, and accomplishments of re3data over the past 10 years that have resulted in re3data becoming the largest information resource on research data repositories. The poster summarizes important activities like the initial projects funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the collaboration and merger with DataBib, realized together with Purdue University in the US, and the partnership with DataCite. It also highlights potential API use cases that are provided for reuse via the re3data GitHub repository and shows how re3data serves as a central metadata source for information about research data repositories to support other international infrastructures and services. Furthermore it points to the current projects re3data COREF (Community Driven Open Reference for Research Data Repositories / DFG funded) and FAIR Impact (EU funded).

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