RADAR enables you as a researcher to easily manage, securely store, share, peer review, and publish your research data from completed studies and projects.
In this way, RADAR creates the conditions for the long-term availability, findability and citability of your research data. This allows you and third parties to access your research data even after the end of the project and to reuse it for research questions beyond the original survey context.
Benefits for researchers
The RADAR metadata schema is discipline-independent. It can be used to describe research data from all disciplines.
RADAR does not impose any restrictions on data type or format (formats suitable for long-term archiving are recommended).
Secure data archiving
With RADAR, you can decide which research data can be viewed publicly and which remain archived and only visible to you.
The RADAR Roles and Rights model allows you to share archived data with other registered users.
Research data archived in RADAR meets national and international requirements for retention periods and good scientific practice.
Publication and dissemination of research results
Research data published in RADAR are automatically assigned a persistent identifier (DOI). This makes datasets uniquely identifiable and citable, and they can be found and linked to publications.
If you do not want your data stored with RADAR to be published immediately, you can set an embargo period of up to one year. Your data will then only be publicly accessible after the end of this period.
RADAR supports the review of research data by reviewers or the publisher prior to the publication via a secure, private link.
The metadata of published research data is automatically indexed at DataCite, Google and B2FIND (EUDAT) and offered for harvesting via standardized protocols (OAI-PMH). This ensures maximum dissemination and findability of your research data.
Metrics and cost transparency
RADAR provides statistics on access and downloads of datasets to help you assess the impact of your research results.
The costs for archiving and publishing research data are transparent and can be calculated in advance. Costs can be included when applying for funding.
RADAR supports the implementation of the FAIR Principles for your research data: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable.