Making Research Data Repositories Visible – The re3data.org Registry
Director of Library Services, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Abstract. Researchers require infrastructures that ensure a maximum of accessibility, stability and reliability to facilitate working with and sharing of research data. Such infrastructures are being increasingly summarized under the term Research Data Repositories (RDR). The project re3data.org–Registry of Research Data Repositories–has begun to index research data repositories in 2012 and offers researchers, funding organizations, libraries and publishers an overview of the heterogeneous research data repository landscape. Currently re3data.org lists more than 630 research data repositories and counting. 530 of these are described in detail using the re3data.org schema (http://dx.doi.org/10.2312/re3.003). Information icons help researchers to easily identify an adequate repository for the storage and reuse of their data. This talk describes the heterogeneous RDR landscape and presents a typology of institutional, disciplinary, multidisciplinary and project-specific RDR. Further it outlines the features of re3data.org and it shows current developments for the integration into data management planning tools and other services.
Frank Scholze has been Director of Library Services at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) since January 2010. KIT is the merger of the University of Karlsruhe and one of the National Research Centers within the Helmholtz Association. He chairs the DINI (German Initiative for Networked Information) working group on electronic publishing and has been involved in a series of digital library projects. Before he joined the KIT he was a Programme Manager at the Ministry of Science Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg and Head of the Public Services Department at Stuttgart University Library. He holds an MA in Art History and English Literature and a BSc in Library and Information Science. He is member of a number of scientific boards and councils (among them DFG (German Research Foundation), FIZ Karlsruhe, DARIAH-DE and German Classification Society).