Data archiving is used for the permanent and format-independent storage of research data in accordance with the retention periods specified for this purpose (e.g. within the framework of good scientific practice).
With RADAR, research data can be archived securely for up to 15 years. A minimum number of metadata is required.
Unless defined otherwise by the data provider, research data and associated metadata archived in RADAR will not be published. However, flexible access management also allows data providers to privately share archived datasets with other users or to store them for public access.
During the retention period, RADAR does not modify the stored datasets any more, but only ensures their physical preservation ("bitstream preservation").
Secure storage without publication
Flexible storage time (holding period: 5, 10, 15 years)
Minimum set of metadata (based on DataCite Metadata Schema)