Published June 25, 2015 | Version v1
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7.2 Making Research Data Repositories Visible – The Registry


Researchers require infrastructures that ensure a maximum of accessibility, stability and reliability to facilitate working with and sharing of research data. Such infrastructures are being increasingly summarised under the term Research Data Repositories (RDR). The project – Registry of Research Data Repositories – began to index research data repositories in 2012 and offers researchers, funding organisations, libraries and publishers an overview of the heterogeneous research data repository landscape. In December 2014 listed more than 1,030 research data repositories, which are described in detail using the schema ( Information icons help researchers to identify easily an adequate repository for the storage and reuse of their data. This talk describes the heterogeneous RDR landscape and presents a typology of institutional, disciplinary, multidisciplinary and project-specific RDR. Further, it outlines the features of re3data. org and it shows current developments for integration into data management planning tools and other services.

By the end of 2015 and Databib (Purdue University, USA) will merge their services, which will then be managed under the auspices of DataCite. The aim of this merger is to reduce duplication of effort and to serve the research community better with a single, sustainable registry of research data repositories. The talk will present this organisational development as a best practice example for the development of international research information services.

Frank Scholze has been Director of Library Services at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) since January 2010. KIT is the merger of the University of Karlsruhe and one of the National Research Centers within the Helmholtz Association. He chairs the DINI (German Initiative for Networked Information) working group on electronic publishing and has been involved in a series of digital library projects. He is a member of a number of scientific boards and councils (among them DFG (German Research Foundation), FIZ Karlsruhe, DARIAH-DE and German Classification Society). Before he joined the KIT, he was a Programme Manager at the Ministry of Science Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg and Head of the Public Services Department at Stuttgart University Library. He holds an MA in Art History and English Literature and a BSc in Library and Information Science.


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