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Our Mission

RADAR (Research Data Repository) is a multidisciplinary data repository for the archiving and publication of research data resulting from completed scientific studies and projects. Its focus lies on research data of the so-called "long tail", i.e. disciplines that handle smaller amounts of data and usually do not yet have their own infrastructure for research data management.


RADAR strives to support researchers and academic institutions in promoting the traceability, reproducibility and transparency of research results. Furthermore, RADAR aims at improving the visibility of research data as independent publications and creates the possibility to reuse data once collected to answer new questions.


RADAR is committed to provide access to and long-term availability of archived and published datasets for the good of the research community.

RADAR Project Partners

Our Journey So Far....

RADAR was developed as a cooperation project funded by the DFG (2013-2016) including project partners from Technical Information Library (TIB), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München, The Leibniz Institute for Plant Biochemistry and the Steinbuch Center for Computing (SCC) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). 


RADAR started operations in March 2017. FIZ Karlsruhe now acts as a operator and contract partner. Three copies of the data is stored at different geographical locations in the data centers of the Steinbuch Center for Computing (SCC) and in the Center for Information Services and High Performance Calculation (ZIH) at TU Dresden. Thus the data storage is subject to the legal provisions of the Federal Republic of Germany. TIB remains an important partner, who together with FIZ Karlsruhe are responsible for the marketing of RADAR. TIB, as the DOI registrar and German DataCite member, are responsible for DOI registration. 


RADAR Funding Application (German)

RADAR Final Report (German)

RADAR Press Release (German)