RADAR offers format-independent preservation services to store data in compliance with specified long-term storage periods.
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For RADAR Cloud, FIZ Karlsruhe operates an instance of the RADAR software at the Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and provides both temporary storage for the organization of research data and permanent storage for archived and published research data. Three copies of the datasets are permanently stored at different locations in the SCC and at Zentrum für Informationsdienste und Hochleistungsrechnen (ZIH) of TU Dresden, Germany.
In RADAR Hybrid, the research data are not stored in the KIT or TUD data archives, but exclusively in storage systems provided by the using institution. In RADAR Local, the RADAR software is operated by FIZ Karlsruhe on behalf of the institution on exclusively the institution's own IT resources.
FIZ Karlsruhe is a member of the TIB DOI consortium. As a DataCite member, TIB Hannover is responsible for registering the DOIs automatically assigned via RADAR. Institutional DOI agreements with TIB Hannover or with DataCite can also be taken into account for DOI allocation/registration in RADAR.