Terms of Use

re3data is a global registry of research data repositories that covers research data repositories from different academic disciplines. It includes repositories that enable permanent storage of and access to data sets to researchers, funding bodies, publishers, and scholarly institutions. re3data promotes a culture of sharing, increased access and better visibility of research data.

The re3data service is free of charge and is provided in all conscience, which is no guarantee for its continuous service availability. The data is backed up regularly, but no warranty is given that all data is accessible under any circumstances. The re3data operator can change the service and data at any time. Please note that the use of re3data does not constitute a legal obligation between you and the operators of the service.

re3data stores various data for repositories entered by the respective users to be indexed by the service. The data is publicly available via web interface for human actors and API for machine agents.

Users can suggest new repositories to re3data via the suggest form or email and submit change requests for existing entries. The submitted data will be processed and reviewed by the re3data Editorial Board. There is no guarantee for submitted data to be published. Entered data does not constitute a legal obligation between you and the operators of the service.

The index information is published by CC-0 To the extent possible under law, re3data.org has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to the database entries of re3data.org. Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This does not apply institutional and organizational logos.

In case of submitting protected data, the transfer, further use and legal accountability lies in the responsibility of the users transferring the data. If these data contain personal data eligible for protection or special personal data categories (Art. 9 DSGVO), the user must deal with these issues and consider adopting separate measures and procedures to ensure data protection.

Privacy Policy

Name of the Service
Description of the Service
registry of research data repositories
Data controller and a contact person
Data controller’s data protection officer (if applicable)
Marina Bitmann

Karlsruher Institute of Technology
Kaiserstraße 12
76131 Karlsruhe

Tel.: +49 721 608-41058
Email: datenschutzbeauftragter@kit.edu
Jurisdiction and supervisory authority
DEU Germany

The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Baden-Württemberg.

Instructions to lodge a complaint are available at: https://www.baden-wuerttemberg.datenschutz.de/beschwerde/
Personal data processed and the legal basis
Personal data gathered from yourself:
- Logfiles on the service activity*
- Name
- Email address
- Hashed password (only for members of the Editorial Board)

* the personal data is necessary for providing the service. Other personal data is processed because you have consented to it.
Purpose of the processing of personal data
The purpose of processing personal data is to provide access to advanced features of the site:

- Contact re3data team
- Submit suggests and change requests
- Provide repository contact information
- Require a log-in (only for members of the Editorial Board).
Third parties to whom personal data is disclosed
Data might be disclosed to ISPs required for hosting and accessing the re3data service. Transport is encrypted where possible.
How to access, rectify and delete the personal data and object to its processing
Contact: info@re3data.org

In the case of manifestly unfounded or excessive requests, we can charge a reasonable fee. Otherwise, information will be provided free of charge.
Withdrawal of consent
Users can request deletion of personal information by contacting the service operators by the contact mentioned above. KIT may use web analysis services utilizing so-called "cookies": text files that are stored on the users' computers. Any usage information generated by these cookies is stored. The IP address is immediately anonymized during this process, ensuring that users remain anonymous. If such web analysis services are introduced, users can decide whether they want to allow their browser to store unique web analysis cookies thus enabling the operators of the re3data web service to collect and analyze various statistical data. As a result, it may no longer be possible to use the re3data web service fully.
Data portability
Not applicable
Data retention
Server logfiles are stored for up to 14 days. Any further processing and evaluation of this data is only carried out in anonymized form for statistical purposes. KIT takes appropriate precautionary measures to ensure the security and integrity of the data.Personal data is deleted on request of the user or if the user hasn't logged into the service for 18 months (only applicable for Editors).
Data Protection Code of Conduct
Inasmuch as the re3data service is operated by KIT, the KIT's legal notice and data protection declarations as well as the Regulations for Digital Information Processing and Communication at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology apply. (IuK, available at: http://www.kit.edu/downloads/AmtlicheBekanntmachungen/2013_AB_036.pdf, https://www.isb.kit.edu/downloads/Regelungen/201310_IuK_Ordnung_engl.pdf).