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.