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Repositories - The best place for research data

Repositories are the answer to two important questions about research data:

  • Where can data be published?
  • What happens to the data after the project ends?

Other forms of publication besides journal articles and books are currently being perceived as equally valuable research output. The publication of independent datasets brings reputational benefits for the authors and enables subsequent use by other researchers. Repositories provide high visibility and security of datasets.

Due to high staff turnover in scientific working groups, research in time-limited projects, and often (still) inadequate research data management, research data often run the risk of being lost. Even the working group in which the data was generated then finds it difficult to link back to its own results. Storing research data in a repository (with access restrictions) ensures that the data remains available internally. This may or may not be accompanied by publication of the data.

In this short online info session, a rough overview of repositories, their advantages and possible uses will be given in about 15 minutes. The research data repository of the University of Kassel, DaKS, will be introduced. Afterwards, there will be room for questions.


Further information and registration: Research Data Management

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