DARIAH-DE Repository

The DARIAH-DE Repository is a central component of the DARIAH-DE Research Data Federation Architecture. It aggregates various services and applications which makes its use very convenient. The repository allows for storing research data sustainably and securely, providing them with metadata, and finding them through the Repository Search as well as through the DARIAH-DE Generic Search.

You can import your research data using the DARIAH-DE Publikator.



The DARIAH-DE repository as a digital long-term archive for human and cultural-scientific research data was released to productive use in December 2017. Each object described and stored in the DARIAH-DE Repository gets a unique and lasting Persistent Identifier (DOI) with which it is permanently referenced, cited, and kept available for the long term. In addition, the DARIAH-DE Repository enables the sustainable and secure archiving of data collections. This is possible via the DARIAH-DE Publikator.The data included in the DARIAH-DE Repository is organized in collections. Such a collection is created from the Publikator and enriched with metadata. A collection can then be assigned to any number of files which are also uploaded with the Publikator and supplemented with metadata. The data is stored in a memory area where they can be processed – even over a longer period of time – until the collection is released for publication by the researchers. Before publishing, the collection is only accessible to the corresponding researcher. A published collection, as well as all objects contained in it, can be referenced by Persistent Identifier (DOI) immediately after publishing. In the publication process, the collection will also be published in the repository's Collection Registry. The data can then be searched in the Repository Search as well as the Generic Search of DARIAH-DE.

The current version of the DARIAH-DE Repository is mainly based on the manual import via the Publikator. As a result of further development activities, a future version of the repository will have a functionality to allow for a "massing" of research data using the already developed API.

The DARIAH-DE Repository is not only available to DARIAH-DE associated research projects, but also to individual researchers as well as research projects that want to save their research data persistently, referenceable and long-term archived, and make it available to third parties. The main focus here is the simple and user-oriented access to long-term storage of research data. To ensure its long term sustainability, the DARIAH-DE Repository is operated by the Humanities Data Centre.


For more information on the DARIAH-DE Repository, the use of the Publikator, and technical documentation and API descriptions for each Repository service, please refer to the DARIAH-DE Repository Documentation Page in the DARIAH-DE wiki and the Repository Server documentation page.

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