re3data.org is moving forward

We appreciate all feedback that we received since our launch in May 2013. Thanks for all the tweets and blog posts! Beside comments and suggestions we also received interesting requests for cooperation that we try to realize to enhance our registry. Our to-do list is now filled with numerous tasks and we are working hard to improve the functionalities of re3data.org.

We were also very pleased that an Editorial on Open Access in Nature mentioned our registry (doi:10.1038/498005a).

It is great that some publishers like Copernicus Publications, PeerJ and Springer refer to re3data.org in their Editorial Policies as a tool for the easy identification of appropriate research data repositories to store data. This confirms our assumption that researchers need a service such as re3data.org.

Copernicus Publications:

“Please find your appropriate data repository in the Registry for Research Data Repositories re3data.org.”

Springer:

“Appropriate repositories from all academic disciplines for the storage of data sets can be found at re3data.org – Registry of Research Data Repositories.”

The number of indexed research data repositories increases steadily: currently re3data.org lists 400 research data repositories and counting. 288 of these are described in detail using the re3data.org vocabulary.

If you find a research data repository missing from our list, please use our online form. The re3data.org team reviews and lists the proposed repositories in the registry.

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