Research Data Repository

The RADAR data repository primarily offers services to scientific institutions that wish to make their research data available in an interdisciplinary data repository based in Germany. Clients may choose between having data archived or published. Together with the RADAR operator, FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure, TIB provides advice and training on RADAR, and uses the system to publish its own research data publications.

Advantages of publishing research data in RADAR

  • Research results are secure, irrespective of the duration of a project or staffing changes
  • Graded access rights can be assigned to archived data
  • Published data is given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI): it is traceable, citable and can be enriched with detailed context information (metadata)
  • Published data is guaranteed to be available for a minimum of 25 years
  • RADAR ensures that data is “stable” after publication to allow citation and reuse in compliance with the rules of good scientific practice
  • Published data can be located in the RADAR search portal and other research data search portals such as DataCite Search and Base

RADAR services for institutions

  • Data storage with regular integrity checks on server systems based in Germany and in accordance with German law
  • Graded role and rights management that can be adapted to institutional needs
  • Data publications in accordance with international standards (including allocation of DOI, expandable metadata schema, ORCID and CrossFund function)
  • A sustainable business model at cost price that enables scientific institutions to conclude usage agreements. The entire infrastructure relating to research data management is made available by RADAR, making it unnecessary for institutions to create their own repositories.


Dr. Angelina Kraft