– Registry of Research Data Repositories

The goal of was to create a global registry of research data repositories. The registry covers research data repositories from different academic disciplines. presents repositories for the permanent storage and access of data sets to researchers, funding bodies, publishers and scholarly institutions. In the course of this mission aims to promote a culture of sharing, increased access and better visibility of research data. In the first phase of the project the following tasks are prioritized:

  • the conception and construction of a web-based registry of research data repositories,
  • the definition of selection criteria of research data repositories,
  • the formulation of a metadata schema to describe research data repositories. was funded by the German Research Foundation DFG in the period 2011 to 2016.

From 2016 on, the service will be managed and furter developed by Datacite


  • GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ
  • Berlin School of Library and Information Science (IBI)
  • KIT Library (KIT)

The partners are actively involved in the German Initiative for Network Information (DINI).

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Roland Bertelmann
Library and Information Services

Building A 17, room 00.09
14473 Potsdam
tel. +49 331 288-1650

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Heinz Pampel
Library and Information Services

Building A 70, room 304
14473 Potsdam
tel. +49 331 288-1948