Mr. Frank Scholze (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT))
In 2012 re3data.org – the Registry of Research Data Repositories  went online with 23 entries. Three years later the registry provides researchers, funding organizations, libraries and publishers with over 1,160 listed research data repositories from all over the world making it the largest and most comprehensive online catalog of research data repositories on the web. re3data.org provides detailed information about the research data repositories, and its distinctive icons help researchers easily identify relevant repositories for accessing and depositing data sets. To more than 5,000 unique visitors per month re3data.org offers reliable orientation in the heterogeneous landscape of research data repositories. An average of 10 repositories are added to the registry every week. Funders and research institutions recommend the use of re3data.org. Two examples from the past months: re3data.org is recommended in the European Commission’s “Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data in Horizon 2020″  and, on a national level, in the University Bielefeld’s “Resolution on Research Data Management“ . Project partners in re3data.org are the Library and Information Services department (LIS) of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, the Computer and Media Service at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Purdue University Libraries and the KIT Library at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). re3data.org is transitioning to become an imprint of DataCite and to be included in its suite of services by the end of 2015. The poster describes the current status and the future plans of re3data.org - Registry of Research Data Repositories.  Pampel H, et al. (2013) Making Research Data Repositories Visible: The re3data.org Registry. PLoS ONE 8(11): e78080. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078080. Available: http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0078080 Accessed 26 March 2015  European Commission (2013): Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data in Horizon 2020. Available: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/grants_manual/hi/oa_pilot/h2020-hi-oa-pilot-guide_en.pdf Accessed 26 March 2015.  Bielefeld University (2013): Resolution on Research Data Management. Available: http://data.uni-bielefeld.de/en/resolution Accessed 26 March 2015.