The RADAR Project—A Service for Research Data Archival and Publication
1. Introduction: Digitalization of Research Workflows
2. RADAR—Scope, Collaborations, Goals and Architecture
- guidelines for researchers to introduce and facilitate research data management in general and to store and/or publish their research data;
- a secure data preservation service including adequate storage periods (5, 10 and 15 years as well as permanent storage) by the use of distributed data storage mechanisms;
- (optional) data publication with Digital Object Identifier (DOI)-assignment to secure traceability, access and citeability; and
- technical implementation support for research institutions (e.g., by open API, the possibility of front end branding as well as the option for data peer-review)
2.4. Metadata Schema
3. Two-Stage Service Model
3.1. Basic service: Data Preservation
3.2. Extended Service: Data Publication
3.3. Data Management within RADAR: Access and Usage
4. The Business Model: Cost and Pricing
5. Conclusions and Outlook
Conflicts of Interest
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|General Service Concepts in RADAR|
|(A) Contract||A customer (e.g., institution, publisher, research project) enters a contract and agrees to pay for services provided by RADAR|
|(B) Workspace||The workspace represents an organizational entity in RADAR where research data and metadata can be added, modified and structured|
|(C) Dataset||Represents a collection of digital data that—with regards to content—belong together and form a logical entity|
|Roles and responsibilities|
|(A) RADAR Administrator||Supervision of contracts and provision of admin-accounts for customers (internal)|
|(B) Workspace Administrator||Creation of Workspaces and assigning Curator(s)—e.g., an institution, facility or project being a customer of RADAR|
|(C) Curator||Management within associated workspace(s) and optional set-up of additional (sub-)curators, e.g., being a scientist, data manager or editor within an institution|
|Dataset status and two-stage service model|
|(1.) Pending||Initial mode of a dataset uploaded to RADAR; editing is possible (including modification, update, deletion)|
|(2.) Review||The dataset is “frozen” for the duration of the peer review process and receives a secure “review-URL”|
|(3.) Archived (= service: Data Preservation)||The dataset is archived and identified via Handle. As soon as this status is chosen by the curator, no further editing within a dataset is possible|
|(4.) Published (= service: Data Publication)||The dataset is published and identified via DOI. As soon as this status is chosen by the curator, no further editing within a dataset is possible. A landing page is created and the corresponding metadata can be found using discovery services|
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