Are you conducting research in the field of chemistry? Would you like to publish research data from your research project in a FAIR way, but don't know how and where? - RADAR4Chem can be the solution you are looking for!
RADAR4Chem is a reliable and low-threshold publishing service for chemistry research data based on our established data repository RADAR.
With RADAR4Chem, we enable you to publish your digital research data easily, securely, and free of charge. At the same time, we offer the scientific community access to these research data publications according to the FAIR criteria (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable). RADAR4Chem thus makes an important contribution to the improved availability, sustainable preservation, and independent publication capability of digital chemistry research data.
The tailor-made offer for researchers in the field of chemistry was developed within the framework of our participation in the NFDI4Chem consortium. FIZ Karlsruhe - Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure has been represented as a co-applicant in NFDI4Chem right from the start of the first funding round of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) in 2020.
The NFDI4Chem consortium has the vision to digitize all important steps in chemical research to support scientists in their efforts to collect, store, process, analyze, disclose and reuse research data. To this end, measures to promote open science and research data management in accordance with the FAIR principles will be developed and implemented, providing the chemistry community with access to research data using a holistic approach.
The overall goal is to develop and maintain a national research data infrastructure for the research field of chemistry in Germany in order to enable innovative and easy-to-use services as well as novel scientific approaches based on the reuse of research data. The consortium has defined five core objectives for the upcoming tasks and research questions. FIZ Karlsruhe is contributing the expertise of its research units e-Research and Intellectual Property Rights. The consortium is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) - 441958208.
The NFDI aims to build on existing infrastructures and services, whenever possible, and to make them interoperable. In this context, discipline-specific repositories for the publication and long-term archiving of digital research data are of particular importance to the scientific communities. Analyses within NFDI4Chem revealed an additional need that can be met by a generically oriented data repository such as RADAR. RADAR4Chem thus complements the existing portfolio of specialist repositories in the field of chemistry.
With RADAR4Chem, you can upload the research data from your studies and projects via a web portal, compile them into data sets, describe them with metadata, have them peer-reviewed, and make them permanently available to the public.
You can publish all data types and formats with RADAR4Chem. The service is therefore suitable for research data from all areas of chemistry. You can publish data sets
for which there is no tailor-made, specialist repository yet, or
that contain such a large variety of data types that they do not fit into one single established repository, or
that you would like to link to a data set in a specialist repository via DOI.
As a researcher you do not have to pay any usage or publication fees for RADAR4Chem. You can also use RADAR4Chem independently of your institutional affiliation.
RADAR4Chem is based on the well-established research data repository RADAR Cloud, which was developed as part of a DFG project. Since 2017, RADAR has been operated by FIZ Karlsruhe - Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure on a secure cloud platform. Research data is stored in three copies at different locations in the data centers of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and TU Dresden. RADAR is operated exclusively in Germany and according to German law and is of course GDPR-compliant.
With RADAR4Chem, FIZ Karlsruhe and its partnering data centers at Karlsuhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and TU Dresden provide a free storage quota for the publication of research data. Further, FIZ Karlsruhe takes over the fees for DOI registration of the datasets. The costs are borne from the funding budget for NFDI4Chem.
DOI registration (DataCite) incl. DOI reservation option
Unlimited retention period (at least 25 years)
Annotation of metadata via metadata editor or by XML upload
Permanent identifiability, discoverability, accessibility, citability of records (according to FAIR criteria).
Optional embargo period
Peer review option prior to publication
Choice of licenses for subsequent use
Relatability with other digital resources
Automatic indexing of metadata (DataCite Metadata Store, OAI-PMH, search engines) for maximum dissemination of data
Login after self-registration or via DFN-AAI
Metrics on access and download numbers
Would you like to use RADAR4Chem?
We will be happy to advise you.
Contact us at info [at] radar-service.eu (info[at]radar-service[dot]eu)
Tell us your scientific discipline and your institution.
Describe your research project and data set planned for publication (size, number of individual files, file format(s), planned publication date, optional embargo, etc.).
We advise you and explain details on how to register with RADAR4Chem, how to upload research data, how to annotate metadata, and finally how to publish. Our RADAR4Chem Quickstart Guide (PDF, German) offers you additional support.
The offer is exclusively directed to researchers at publicly funded research institutions and universities in Germany.
Currently, the use of RADAR4Chem is limited to a maximum of 10 GB storage volume per research project.