re3data currently describes more than 2600 research data repositories from all disciplines based on the re3data Metadata Schema. The current version 3.0 of the re3data Metadata Schema was released in 2015. Since then, the repository landscape and the requirements and expectations for a registry of research data repositories have shifted. Within the project re3data COREF, we address these changes and will progressively revise the re3data Metadata Schema.

We therefore invite you to participate in the Request for Comments for our first planned revision of the re3data Metadata Schema within the re3data COREF project (version 3.1) by commenting on this document until May 28th, 2021. Properties that have been significantly changed or were added with this draft are highlighted in the document, we particularly welcome comments on these properties. Note that the re3data Metadata Schema will be further revised as the project progresses.

Your comments are highly appreciated and will be discussed and considered for the final version 3.1 of the re3data Metadata Schema.


Version 3.1 introduces two major changes:

certificate: Version 3.1 will expand descriptions of repository certification. References to a document outlining details of the certificate as well as certification start and end date will describe the certification status in greater detail.

profile: The new property profile provides the opportunity to identify a subset of repositories indexed in re3data pre-defined by a third party based on community-developed criteria. Each profile has to provide a URL outlining the selection criteria.


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