ETH Data Archive is ETH Zurich's long-term preservation solution for digital information such as research data, documents or images. It serves as the backbone of data curation and for most of its content, it is a “dark archive” without public access.
In this capacity, the ETH Data Archive also archives the content of ETH Zurich’s Research Collection which is the primary repository for members of the university and the first point of contact for publication of data at ETH Zurich.
All data that was produced in the context of research at the ETH Zurich, can be published and archived in the Research Collection.
In the following cases, a direct data upload into the ETH Data Archive though, has to be considered:
- Upload and registration of software code according to ETH transfer’s requirements for Software Disclosure.
- A substantial number of files, have to be regularly submitted for long-term archiving and/or publishing and browser-based upload is not an option: the ETH Data Archive may offer automated data and metadata transfers from source applications (e.g. from a LIMS) via API.
- Files for a project on a local computer have to be collected and metadata has to be added before uploading the data to the ETH Data Archive:
-- we provide you with the local file editor docuteam packer. Docuteam packer allows to structure, describe, and organise data for an upload into the ETH Data Archive and the depositor decides when submission is due.