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New Technology of Library and Information Service  2014, Vol. 30 Issue (3): 26-34    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.1003-3513.2014.03.05
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Making Research Data Repositories Visible:The Registry
Heinz Pampel1, Paul Vierkant2, Frank Scholze3, Roland Bertelmann1, Maxi Kindling2, Jens Klump1, Hans-Jürgen Goebelbecker3, Jens Gundlach3, Peter Schirmbacher2, Uwe Dierolf3
1 Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ, Library and Information Services (LIS), Potsdam 14473, Germany;
2 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Berlin 10099, Germany;
3 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), KIT Library, Karlsruhe 76131, Germany
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Abstract  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 summarized under the term Research Data Repositories (RDR). The project–Registry of Research Data Repositories–has begun to index research data repositories in 2012 and offers researchers, funding organizations, libraries and publishers an overview of the heterogeneous research data repository landscape. In July 2013 lists 400 research data repositories and counting. 288 of these are described in detail using the vocabulary. Information icons help researchers to easily identify an adequate repository for the storage and reuse of their data. This article describes the heterogeneous RDR landscape and presents a typology of institutional, disciplinary, multidisciplinary and project-specific RDR. Further the article outlines the features of, and shows how this registry helps to identify appropriate repositories for storage and search of research data.
Key wordsResearch data      Research data management      Open access      Institutional repositories development      Open science      Research data repositories      Information management     
Received: 29 November 2013      Published: 15 April 2014



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Heinz Pampel, Paul Vierkant, Frank Scholze, Roland Bertelmann, Maxi Kindling, Jens Klump, Hans-Jürgen Goebelbecker, Jens Gundlach, Peter Schirmbacher, Uwe Dierolf . Making Research Data Repositories Visible:The Registry. New Technology of Library and Information Service, 2014, 30(3): 26-34.

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