re3data COREF Project Blog

Community Driven Open Reference for Research Data Repositories

Openness may sound self-evident, but in fact it can mean different things, even within the Open Science community (Pasquetto, Sands & Borgman, 2015). To align understanding and to ensure common goals in the transition to Open Science, clear definitions are needed. The Open Knowledge Foundation defin...

When looking for a suitable repository, the discipline(s) a repository caters to is one of the most important pieces of information. The re3data Metadata Schema reflects this priority by requiring the element subject for all indexed repositories. However, describing the disciplinary focus of resea...

To keep track of where you are going, you need to check your compass from time to time. For this purpose, the re3data COREF project undertook a series of workshops in 2020 and have now come up with a new Conceptual Model for User Stories for the Registry of Research Data Repositories – re3data. We a...

Detailed descriptions of research data repositories are at the core of re3data. They increase a repository's visibility by enabling re3data users to find a suitable service for storing their data.

Repository descriptions are based on the re3data Metadata Schema, which covers various aspects of re...

re3data offers detailed descriptions of more than 2600 repositories. These descriptions are based on the re3data Metadata Schema and can be accessed via the re3data API.

There are many conceivable use cases for re3data metadata. We set up a GitHub repository where we provide some examples fo...

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