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Archival and Publication

RADAR Services

RADAR offers a combined service of research data publication and permanent preservation to make your research data citable, traceable and reusable. All research made publicly available on RADAR gets allocated a DataCite DOI at point of publication. Using the DOI, datasets can persistently and unambiguously be referenced. The RADAR service includes an optional embargo period for the publication of submitted data that can be subsequently prolonged if necessary. The dataset along with the metadata describing the dataset will be published and allocated a DOI to ensure that each specific datasets can be found and cited once any embargo period has expired.
Within the publication service, a peer review option may be used. The RADAR user will receive a secure review URL provided by RADAR which may then be forwarded to an editor or reviewer responsible for a corresponding manuscript submission. The respective dataset is locked for the duration of the peer review process.

     - Unlimited holding period (minimum 25 years)

     - Optional embargos

     - Assigning a DOI (DataCite)

     - Interface for peer review 

     - Selection of licences, no CC0 required

     - Metadata is indexed (RADAR, DataCite, OAI, Google) 

RADAR offers format-independent preservation services to store data in compliance with specified long-term storage periods. This includes secure preservation of up to 15 years with the data remaining unpublished with the requirement of a minimum set of metadata. By default, the data and associated metadata will not be published, unless specified otherwise by the RADAR user. The RADAR service offers flexible data and metadata access management, so that RADAR users are able to share preserved datasets with specific users. Bitstream preservation will produce backup copies of the data to ensure its preservation.

     - Flexible holding period (5, 10, 15 years)

     - Dark archive

     - Data providers determine access rights (private/shared/public)