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RADAR services

Archiving data

RADAR offers format-independent archiving services for data preservation in compliance with the specified retention periods.

Publishing data

With RADAR, research data can be published and permanently stored. The data can be cited, found and reused.

Peer-reviewing data

With RADAR, research data can be shared with reviewers or publishers prior to publication.

 

 

 

 

Archiving data

Data archiving is used for the permanent and format-independent storage of research data in accordance with the retention periods specified for this purpose (e.g. within the framework of good scientific practice).
 
The research data can be stored securely for up to 15 years. A set of minimal metadata is required.
 
Unless specified otherwise by the RADAR user, research data and associated metadata will not be published. Flexible access management for data and metadata allows RADAR users to share archived datasets with other users.
 
During the retention period, RADAR does not modify the stored datasets, but only ensures their physical preservation ("bitstream preservation").

Summary:

  • - Secure storage without publication 
  • - Flexible storage time (holding period: 5, 10, 15 years) 
  • - Discipline-independent 
  • - Format-independent 
  • - Bitstream preservation 
  • - Minimum set of metadata (based on DataCite Metadata Schema) 
  • - Flexible access management (private (default)/shared/public)

Costs:

For archived data, costs are incurred within the selected retention period (5 / 10 / 15 years) each year (in addition to the basic annual contract fee).

The costs are based on the archived data volume. To the price list

 

 

 

 

Publishing data

For published datasets, the retention period is unlimited (at least 25 years).

 

Each dataset published via RADAR receives a persistent identifier (DataCite-DOI), is automatically indexed at DataCite and offered for harvesting via standardised protocols (OAI-PMH). This ensures maximum dissemination and findability of the research data.

 

Via the DOI, the dataset is uniquely and permanently identifiable, citable and can be linked to other scientific publications. If required, DOIs can be reserved for datasets.

 

If research data are not to be published immediately, an optional embargo period of up to one year can be specified, which can be extended if necessary. In contrast to the metadata, the dataset will then only be publicly accessible after the embargo has expired. 

 

For each dataset published in RADAR, a license (e.g. Creative Commons 4.0) must be specified. The peer review option can be used prior to data publication.

Summary:

  • - Flexible access management (private (default)/shared/public)
  • - Secure storage without publication 
  • - Flexible storage time (holding period: 5, 10, 15 years) 
  • - Discipline-independent 
  • - Format-independent 
  • - Bitstream preservation 
  • - Minimum set of metadata (based on DataCite Metadata Schema)

Costs:

For archived data, costs are incurred within the selected retention period (5 / 10 / 15 years) each year (in addition to the basic annual contract fee). The costs are based on the archived data volume. To the price list

 

 

 

 

Peer-reviewing data

RADAR supports the review process of research data by external reviewers, publishers or scientific journals. You can easily share the research data associated with your publications with reviewers in advance or have your research data reviewed before it is published independently.

RADAR generates a secure review URL that can be forwarded to the reviewer(s). The review process can be extended or aborted, in the latter case the secure link loses its validity. 

During the review process, the data record in question is locked for further processing.

Summary:

  • - Extension or termination of the review period
  • - Interface for peer review before publication
  • - Generation of a secure link for external reviewers

Costs:

During the peer review period, the data packet is stored in temporary RADAR memory, but is locked for further processing. Each RADAR contract provides for a temporary storage of 200 GB in the basic annual fee. As long as this is not exceeded, no separate costs are incurred for the review of research data.