re3data.org will host a session on research data management at the “5th Congress Library and Information” in Leipzig, Germany.
The session “Research Data Repositories – Infrastructures for the Permanent Access to Research Data” will focus on the current development of the re3data.org registry as well as on institutional and disciplinary strategies of research data management.
Speakers from Berlin School of Library and Information Science, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and PANGAEA – Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science and will give a broad overview of the data management landscape.
The session will take place on 11th March 2013, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM at the Congress Centre Leipzig. The Conference language will be German.
Update, 2013-03-17: The presentation slides are online:
re3data.org is co-organiser of the symposium “Research Data Infrastructure (FDI 2013)”. The symposium will take place on 22 January 2013 at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam, Germany.
The symposium FDI 2013 deals with the challenges and opportunities of the ever-growing amount of digital research data. The program centres on research data infrastructures. In talks and workshops organisational, financial, technological and legal aspects of research data infrastructures and data management services will be addressed.
The working language of the symposium will be German. The agenda is online. A registration is required.
The symposium is jointly organised by the DFG-funded projects Radieschen,
re3data.org, KomFor, EWIG und BoKeLa.
Since the publication of version 1.0 of the re3data.org vocabulary for the registration and description of research data repositories in July 2012, we have been working on its improvement according to the needs of describing a research data repository properly. Thanks to the extensive feedback from the community we now present version 2.0 of the vocabulary.
The vocabulary was restructured. Attributes and definitions of controlled vocabularies were added. Future versions of the vocabulary will still depend on the feedback of the research data repository community. We therefore appreciate your feedback and would like to invite you to tell us what you think about version 2.0.
The first draft of the re3data.org vocabulary to describe research data repositories and its documentation is online (version 1.0). The vocabulary will be used to index research data repositories gathering issues such as:
- general information (e.g. subject)
- information on the provider (e.g. responsible institutions)
- information on legal aspects (e.g. licenses)
- information on technical, metadata and quality standards (e.g. software, api and certificates).
The existing vocabulary was developed out of 20 randomly chosen repositories of a survey of 400 research data repositories. These findings as well as suggestions from project partners have led to the current and preliminary version 1.0. Future developments of the vocabulary will also depend on the feedback of the research data repository community. This open and transparent development process is to ensure a strong basis for a future standard for describing research data repositories supported by and rooted in the community. Taking all responses into account the preliminary version 1.0 will be updated to 1.1 and published in autumn 2012. We appreciate your feedback and therefore would like to invite you to tell us what you think about our work done so far.
We are pleased to announce a Memorandum of Understanding between DataCite and re3data.org. With this Memorandum of Understanding DataCite and re3data.org define their efforts to enhance accessibility and visibility of data sets.
DataCite is an international consortium to facilitate easier access to scientific research data on the internet, increase acceptance of research data as legitimate, citable contributions to the scientific record, and to support data archiving that will allow results to be verified and re-purposed for future study.
Both partners aim to promote sharing, increased access, and better visibility of research data. Core of this cooperation is the support of this common aim.
DataCite and re3data.org will intensify their dialogue on the following topics:
- Communication and information exchange on general developments at DataCite and re3data.org
- Dialogue on the development of metadata schemas, data models and web service interfaces
- Development of complementary user services
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in February 2012 by Frank Scholze, Director of KIT Library on behalf of re3data.org and Adam Farquhar, President of DataCite.
Research data are valuable and ubiquitous. The permanent access to research data is a challenge for all stakeholders in the scientific community. The long-term preservation and the principle of open access to research data offer broad opportunities for the scientific community.
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. The registry will cover research data repositories from different academic disciplines. re3data.org will present repositories for the permanent storage and access of data sets to researchers, funding bodies, publishers and scholarly institutions. In the course of this mission re3data.org aims to promote a culture of sharing, increased access and better visibility of research data. In the first phase of the project the following tasks are prioritized:
- the conception and construction of a web-based registry of research data repositories,
- the definition of selection criteria of research data repositories,
- the formulation of a metadata schema to describe research data repositories.
According to the schedule the registry will go live in autumn 2012.
re3data.org is funded by the German Research Foundation DFG in the period 2012 to 2014.
re3data.org is a joint project of the Berlin School of Library and Information Science at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The partners are actively involved in the German Initiative for Network Information (DINI) and current research data management activities.
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