Archiving and publication of data
The use of the FAUDataCloud for data archiving or publication is particularly recommended if
- the volume of individual datasets is above 50GB and many standard data repositories are therefore unsuitable or the incurring costs are too high.
- data should or may not (yet) be made available for external access, but nevertheless the basal metadata must be publicly accessible and a DOI assigned. This is necessary, for example, to comply with FAIR criteria (e.g., for , Horizon Europe funding).
In addition to storage of cold data that are not accessed regularly, the FAUDataCloud also provides storage space on network drives for the active research phase (planning, analysis, survey). Details about FAUDataCloud and how to obtain storage space can be found on the FAU Competence Unit Research Data and information (CDI) webpage.
Registration is done via the IdM Self Service of FAU. The data can then be stored via a web interface. RADAR offers the following features:
- Archive and publish your data
- Creating a temporary Peer Review Link
- Storage of data including complete file and folder structure
- Assignment of a persistent identifier (DOI)
- Choice of access type for your data (private/sharing/public)
- Choosing a license for your data
- Metadata indexing for Discovery
- Delayed publication of your data (maximum 12 months)
- Long-term archiving of your data for the selected retention period in Germany
- Link to publications resulting from it
For data storage in RADAR, the operating costs incurred are charged to the researchers by the UB. In the case of third-party funding, researchers can include expected data management and data storage costs in the funding application.
FAU Zenodo Community
In general datasets can be uploaded to Zenodo free of charge if they are below 50 GB. For larger files the modalities have to be discussed with Zenodo. Research data can be published under a broad range of licences or the upload can stay restricted / closed access. If the data are merely archived, access to the datasets is only possible for those authorised by the author.
The metadata associated with each dataset are always freely available under a CC0 licence, irrespective of the access conditions to the dataset. Thus Zenodo cannot be used as a genuine dark archive for data. Also Zenodo only allows limited collaborative data curation. If these features are important to you consider the RADAR repository.