DARIAH-DE Repository

The DARIAH-DE Repository is a central component of the DARIAH-DE research data federation architecture, which aggregates various services and applications and makes them so convenient to use. The repository makes it possible to store research data sustainably and securely, to provide them with metadata, and to find them through the 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 via Publikator and supplemented with metadata. The data, stored in a memory area, is first only accessible to the individual researcher, where they can be processed – even over a longer period of time – until the collection is released for publication by the researchers. A published collection, as well as all objects contained in it, can be referenced by Persistent Identifier (DOI) immediately after publishing. In the next step, which is prepared in the publication process, the collection can be verified in the DARIAH-DE Collection Registry. As soon as a description of the collection has been published in the collection registry, the data can also be searched with the Generic Search of DARIAH-DE.

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

The DARIAH-DE Repository is not only 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 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, refer to the Repository Server documentation page.

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