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How can third parties search for published datasets?

All users can search for published datasets in the RADAR database; prior registration is not required. RADAR offers users a free text search as well as a facet search. The easiest way to search for a specific dataset is via the unique DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The RADAR search can also be used to find dataset that are made available for download after the end of an embargo period. Users can then view the descriptive metadata and quote the dataset.
Generally, archived datasets are not publicly available and cannot be found via the search.

Can RADAR also be used to search the contents of datasets?

No, the RADAR search function is based solely on the descriptive metadata records supplied by data providers.

Can I use RADAR to search for specific file formats?

Yes, RADAR provides a facet to search for specific file formats. For this purpose, please use the facet search option "Resource".

How are research data cited?

Generally, there are no binding rules for a specific format when citing research data. In accordance with international recommendations, RADAR proposes the following citation format:

Author(s) (year of publication): Title of the dataset. Publisher. Type of research data/resource type. Identifier (DOI)

On the landing page of each dataset, RADAR displays a citation suggestion.