Introduction by OpenMethods Editor (Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra): Finding suitable research data repositories that best match the technical or legal requirements of your research data is not always an easy task. This paper, authored by Stefan Buddenbohm, Maaikew de Jong, Jean-Luc Minel and Yoann Moranville showcase the demonstrator instance of the Data Deposit Recommendation Service (DDRS), an application built on top of the re3data database specifically for scholars working in the Humanities domain.
The paper also highlights further directions of developing the tool, many of which implicitly bring sustainability issues to the table.
How can researchers identify suitable research data repositories for the deposit of their research data? Which repository matches best the technical and legal requirements of a specific research project? For this end and with a humanities perspective the Data Deposit Recommendation Service (DDRS) has been developed as a prototype. It not only serves as a functional service for selecting humanities research data repositories but it is particularly a technical demonstrator illustrating the potential of re-using an already existing infrastructure – in this case re3data – and the feasibility to set up this kind of service for other research disciplines. The documentation and the code of this project can be found in the DARIAH GitHub repository: https://dariah-eric.github.io/ddrs/.
Original link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42803-021-00030-7
Original date of publication: 21.07.2021.