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A data repository for the research community with secure preservation and data publication.


RADAR-Presentation at the 11th Wildau Library Symposium on September 11 and 12, 2018

"From project to product - operating models in the academic environment using the example of RADAR" - this is the presentation by Matthias Razum at the 11th Wildau Library Symposium "Innovation and Digitization"...

4th RADAR-Workshop:  Presentations and Summary available

On June 25/26, 2018 the 4th RADAR Workshop took place in Karlsruhe. It was organized by FIZ Karlsruhe with participation of the RADAR project team...

4th RADAR-Workshop on June 25 and June 26, 2018 in Karlsruhe

We invite you to participate in our 4th RADAR Workshop on June 25 and June 26, 2018 in Karlsruhe. The workshop and all further information about it will be in German. ...

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Introducing RADAR


RADAR (ReseArch DAta Repository) is an interdisciplinary research data repository for archiving and publishing research data from completed scientific studies and projects. RADAR defines research data as digital data which, depending on the context, are the subject of a research process, are generated during such a process or are its result.


RADAR offers institutions and researchers a comprehensive archiving and publishing service with reliable storage options for backing up and managing research data. With RADAR you can promote research data management at your institution and make an important contribution to improve availability, long-term preservation and (independent) publication of your research data.


The data is stored in three copies at academic institutions in Germany and is therefore subject to the legal provisions of the Federal Republic of Germany.


The use of RADAR requires a contract between your institution and FIZ Karlsruhe. The annual bill consists of the basic contract fee and a usage-dependent fee. 

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Data Archival

RADAR offers format-independent preservation services to store data in compliance with specified long-term storage periods.

Data Publication

RADAR offers a combined service of research data publication and permanent preservation to make your research data citable, traceable and reusable.

Data Peer Review

RADAR gives you an easy way to share the research data associated with your publications with reviewers before being published.

How we work with institutions


·         RADAR is designed and delivered by the research community for the research community.


·        Our services provide your institution with a simple way to securely store, share and manage the research data outputs from your organisation in compliance with German and European legislation.


·          To assist your organisation with reporting, RADAR administrators can use metrics including view and download statistics.


·         Using quotas RADAR allows you to plan ahead and manage the costs involved in archiving and publishing your data.



How we support researchers

·         To maximise the impact of your research RADAR supports researchers to organise, publish, cite, find, share and securely archive their research data.


·         With RADAR you can link your research data to your publications. Using a secure URL, you can share your research data with an editor or reviewer responsible for a corresponding manuscript submission before publication.


·         Research data are a valuable resource that may have a significant value beyond the usage of the original research. With RADAR you can control which parts of your research data are public or private.


·         When you publish data, you should provide licence information to tell other users how they may use your data. You can choose what licence to apply to your data in RADAR.


RADAR Features

We understand that the reserach community are really busy. RADAR is here to help you archive and publish your research data with as little effort as possible.


Bitstream Preservation

We preserve your research data bit for bit, for decades. No matter which format you use or how you organise your data.


Peer Review Link

Share your datasets with reviewers then disable the link



Explain how your data was created to ensure that it can be understood in the future.



Automate your research workflows.



Assign a persistent identifier to your research data, thus making it citeable.


OAI Provider

RADAR supports the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) and implements the OAI-PMH service to provide access to public articles metadata.

Cooperation Partners

RADAR is operated by FIZ Karlsruhe - Leibniz Institute of Information Infrastructure. FIZ Karlsruhe acts as supplier and contractual partner.


TIB Hannover, as the DOI registrar and German DataCite member, is responsible for DOI registration. Further, TIB also performs consulting, training and marketing tasks for RADAR together with FIZ Karlsruhe.



Three copies of the data are stored at different geographical locations in the data centers of the Steinbuch Center for Computing (SCC) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and in the Center for Information Services and High Performance Calculation (ZIH) at TU Dresden.