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[InetBib] DataCite, re3data.org, and Databib Announce Collaboration

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DataCite, re3data.org, and Databib Announce Collaboration

Databib and “re3data.org – Registry of Research Data Repositories” are pleased 
to announce their plan to merge their two projects into one service that will 
be managed under the auspices of DataCite by the end of 2015. Their joint 
proposal to the DataCite General Assembly was approved today, in advance of the 
3rd Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) in Dublin, Ireland.

The aim of this merger is to reduce duplication of effort and to better serve 
the research community with a single, sustainable registry of research data 
repositories that incorporates the best features of both projects.

re3data.org and Databib have agreed to the following five principles for 
successful cooperation:

1. Openness: the metadata and the interfaces of the joint registry will be 
openly accessible. Metadata records will be made accessible under terms of the 
Creative Commons CC0 protocol;
2. Optimal quality assurance: a two-stage workflow, with a first review of 
submissions by an international editorial board plus a second one for 
consistency, will guarantee the quality and currency of records;
3. Development of innovative functionalities: cooperative development of new 
functionality for the joint registry and further integration with a global 
ecosystem of infrastructures that meet the needs of data-driven research and 
open science;
4. Shared leadership: the joint registry will be lead by two representatives 
(one from each project) as equal partners;
5. Sustainability: both projects will work together on a sustainable governance 
structure and a permanent infrastructure for the joint registry.

The joint registry will be operated under the name “re3data.org – Registry of 
Research Data Repositories” with its editorial board retaining the name of 
Databib. Both registries have posted a Memorandum of Understanding on their 
respective websites and have exchanged metadata records in advance of fully 
merging their platforms and processes. By the end of 2015, the merged registry 
will become an imprint of DataCite and be included in its suite of services.

March 25, 2014

Dublin, Ireland; Karlsruhe, Germany; and West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

More Information:

Databib (http://databib.org) is a tool for helping researchers identify and 
locate online repositories of research data that has been online since April 
2012. It was initially developed by Purdue University in collaboration with 
Penn State University and with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library 
Services (IMLS) in the United States. Its international, multidisciplinary 
editorial board identifies, catalogs, and curates a searchable index of 
research data repositories.

Since early 2012, “re3data.org – Registry of Research Data Repositories” 
(http://re3data.org) has been indexing research data repositories. Project 
partners in re3data.org are the Library and Information Services department 
(LIS) of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, the Computer and Media 
Service at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the KIT Library at the 
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). re3data.org is funded from 2012 to 
2015 by the German Research Foundation DFG.

DataCite (http://datacite.org) is a not-for-profit organization formed in 
London on December 1, 2009, with an aim to establish easier access to research 
data on the Internet, increase acceptance of research data as legitimate, 
citable contributions to the scholarly record, and support data archiving that 
will permit results to be verified and re-purposed for future study. To date, 
it has registered over 3 million datasets with Digital Object Identifiers (DOI).

URL of this announcement: 

Heinz Pampel

Helmholtz Association
Helmholtz Open Access Coordination Office

re3data.org - Registry of Research Data Repositories

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Library of the Albert Einstein Science Park
Telegrafenberg, 14473 Potsdam
Tel: + 49 (0) 331-288 1948
E-Mail: pampel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Web: http://oa.helmholtz.de | http://www.re3data.org

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