The aim of the RADAR - Research Data Repository - project is to set up and establish a research data infrastructure that facilitates research data management.
Digital data production has increased rapidly in recent years; an end to the growth is not in sight. In order to ensure the growing data volumes will be available for use by generations to come, appropriate infrastructures for preserving and publishing research data must be established and expanded.
As such, RADAR makes a key contribution to ensure a better availability, sustainable preservation and publishability of (independent) research data. Especially the latter is currently lacking in many scientific disciplines.
As a generic, interdisciplinary service, RADAR pursues a two-stage approach with a (discipline-agnostic) starter package for preserving research data (also in the context of good scientific practice) and a superior package for data publication with integrated data preservation.
RADAR is managed by an interdisciplinary project team consisting of cooperating research institutes from the fields of natural and information sciences: the FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure, the Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (LMU), Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB) and the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB).