(28 Jun 2022) When researchers publish their research, they often want or need to publish other outputs such as their research data in order to follow best practices and satisfy requirements of their institutions, funding organizations, and publishers. It can be challenging for researchers to select a repository; there are many criteria to consider, and the landscape of repositories is constantly evolving. Repository Search helps researchers with this task and gives guidance on which repositories comply with the FAIR Data principles, making their research Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable. The development of this feature was one of the milestones within the FAIRsFAIR project, which focused on improving visibility of research data repositories by moving the Repository Finder tool functionality into DataCite Commons. Beyond having one single point of entry, the second major goal of this merge was to enrich repository metadata to find new relationships and expose them.
Repository Search functionalities
- Search: Using the Repositories search tab you can search for:
- repositories of DataCite members
- repositories that are registered in the Registry of Research Data Repositories – re3data and allow data uploads (either open or restricted)
- Filter: You can filter the results of your search according to compliance criteria (e.g., FAIRsFAIR Project), certificates (e.g., CoreTrustSeal), and software of the repository.
- Dashboard: Within DataCite Commons, each repository record shows a dashboard that contains relevant information about the repository as well as metrics about deposits and citations of research outputs in the respective repository.
To access Repository Search here.
The announcement in full is here.