DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURES for RESEARCH 2018 | Serving the user base

The Institutional View: Insights from integrating a Research Data Repository with established research practices

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 11:30


In the last years, repositories for research data (management) have emerged, either as stand-alone applications or as appendixes of journals and their publications. Apart from establishing and populating these repositories, there is a main challenge often disregarded: How to integrate those systems with already existing institutional environments and practices for research data management, so the latter become reflected and absorbed by the newly introduced system or platform? The presentation resp. paper gives insight into a use case, where a newly established central research data repository based on DSpace and hosted by a research infrastructure provider is to be integrated with a participating research institution and its local web-infrastructure. For this purpose, we developed a showcase application displaying the results from the DSpace requests filtered according to the institutional ownership. Moreover, the central repository has to deal with those data, which are constantly in internal use, e.g. protected data files which are shared only among members or subgroups of the institution.


Target Audience:

The presentation targets at repository managers, infrastructure providers and scientists.


Benefits for Audience:

Participants may learn more about the "roll-out" of a research data repository, when it comes to the integration with already existing research practices. Moreover, they may get a clearer picture of both the requirements from scientists resp. their institutions, and possible technical solutions.


Topic 1: Challenges facing users and service providers

Topic 4: Working with data


Presenters Organisation URL
Timo Borst ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
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