The NIRD Research Data Archive is a repository that provides long-term storage for research data and is compliant with the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) reference model . The aim of the archive is to provide (public) access to published research data and to promote cross-disciplinary studies.
The NIRD Research Data Archive (NIRD Archive) is in full production. The NIRD Archive will operate on a “subject to approval” basis and will accept any type of research data from Norwegian academically funded projects that is no longer considered propriatory.
Published metadata will be provided in an ‘open access’ framework, while downloading and depositing datasets require Feide/OpenIdP authentication (Feide is the national federated identity service in Norway). In the near future it is anticipate that the archive will provide published datasets with a unique persistent identifier (PID), such that the dataset can be permanently referenced from other sources (e.g. CRIStin). There is currently no national PID service suitable for the use proposed here. Instead that datasets should be published and available for download from the archive for a period of 10 years. Legacy data or larger data collections of national importance may be supported for much longer periods (indefinitely). While waiting for a suitable national PID provider, datasets will not be given an official identifier or published for public access.