The discussion among the scientific institutions of Latvia is going on about setting up the network of national research data repositories.

Latvian Sociological Association (LSA) has developed the plan for establishing a national data service for the social sciences in Latvia by engaging in the CESSDA ERIC project CESSDA SaW. More information here.

The Riga Technical University repository collects and stores the scientific research data and other relevant information in all fields of knowledge of RTU, the repository is registered in re3data.org.

There are only few data repositories in the Czech Republic; the most important among them are
  • Czech Social Science Data Archive (Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic),
  • LINDAT-Clarin Repository (Centre for Language Research Infrastructure in the Czech Republic; Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague).

Repositories managing open national data:

Generic data repositories

National data repositories are included in Re3Data. However, these repositories and data centers do not exclusively hold and preserve Norwegian content, but they are rather part of European or International infrastructure networks.

Currently, 37 data repositories are listed in Re3Data filtering by country “Italy”. 19 are based in Italy, the remaining ones are run in collaboration with foreign organizations. Since 2018, three universities have adopted a dataverse based data repository.

Data Management Planning

The DMPbelgium Consortium provides DMPOnline.be to help write data management plans. KULeuven has its own platform.

Data repositories

The Registry of Research Data Repositories, lists 28 data repositories where Belgian institutions are involved. The complete list can be found on re3data.org.

Local governments as well as the federal government are in favour of Open Data and have put mandates in place to secure Open Access to government data. On the Open Data portal of the Flemish government, a large number of data sets are available to consult and reuse. Apart from the government and the repositories, there are various other projects and initiatives supporting, implementing and researching Open Data and its possibilities.

  • IMinds has a Big Data in Health project and a Linked Open Data Project supporting automatic linking and publishing of data.
  • Belgian Biodiversity Platform provides free access to biodiversity data pertaining to Belgium
  • INBO: manages or supports multiple databases and interactive applications concerning nature and ecosystems
Vliz: provides assistance, technologies and tools to scientists and policymakers to support marine data management.

Some Spanish universities and research institutions are taking steps forward related to research data both developing policies and infrastructure, but also designing new services to support researchers and fostering capacity building on librarians.

Particularly, Madroño is gathering their main services through their website InvestigaM, starting from the DMP tool Pagoda till their data repository e-Ciencia-datos. CSUC has also developed a tool to support the creation of DMPs Pla de Gestió de Dades de Recerca, besides a different set of guidelines to support researchers.

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) also provides data management services through Digital CSIC. At the moment there are 29 data repositories in Spain indexed at the re3data.org database, and some universities and research centres are working to establish the best tools to manage and open up research data such as the INIA.

Additionally, national and international research infrastructures based in Spain are collecting and archiving datasets; data processing centres, such as Barcelona Supercomputing Center, is already an international centre of reference providing services related to open science. In some cases, the centres are dealing successfully with the challenges of open science, such as the data protection issues at CRG-Center for Genomic Regulation, European Genome-Phenome Archive at the CRG.

The publications produced from the projects supported by TUBITAK must be uploaded to TUBITAK Open Archive that provides service under the name Aperta . It is recommended that the research data of these publications should be open access.

TUBITAK has prepared the “Research Data Training Portal”where sample data management plans are shared to assist the researchers in data management and sharing.

Open Access repositories in Slovakia can be found on OpenDOAR.

There is ongoing project on setting up national Open Access repository.

Updated in August 2022.

Social Science Data Archives, a member of CESSDA, managed by the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana, is collecting and enabling access to research data from the social sciences research.

CLARIN.SIoffers a repository for language resources.

Until the beginning of 2020, there were only 2 data repositories in Poland: the general the general purpose Repository for Open Data RepOD launched in 2015, and the disciplinary repository of linguistics datasets CLARIN-PL.

 

In 2020, new data repositories were launched by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw as part of the project "Disciplinary Open Research Data Repositories" (Dziedzinowe Repozytoria Otwartych Danych Badawczych - English information). All repositories are open for everyone to use and free of charge. 

  • Repository for Open Data (RepOD, Repozytorium Otwartych Danych) - a new version of the repository, a general-purpose repository for open research data, offering scholars the possibility to deposit their datasets. The purpose of the repository is to make available in the Internet research data, such as tables, photographs, audiovisual material, and any other types of data created, collected, or annotated for academic research.
  • Macromolecular Xtallography Raw Data Repository (MX-RDR) - a domain-specific digital repository of raw diffraction data collected for macromolecular crystals. It includes tools simplifying metadata descriptions by combining information extracted directly from diffraction images, obtained from the PDB database and/or user input.
  • Social Data Repository (RDS, Repozytorium Danych Społecznych) - a domain-specific digital repository of social data. The purpose of the repository is to make available in the Internet social data, consisting of data sets and accompanying technical or methodological documentation.

 

Open Forest Data - data repository designed to provide access to natural sciences data and provide scientists with an infrastructure for storing, sharing and archiving their research outcomes, it was launched within the project e-Puszcza. Podlasie nature scientific data repository by Mammal Research Institute of Polish Academy of Sciences and Bialystok University of Technology.

 

Bridge of Data - data repository that allows for the collecting and sharing of research data from various disciplines and in various formats, it was developed as part of the project "Bridge of Data. Multidisciplinary Open Knowledge Transfer System - stage II: Open Research Data" by the Gdańsk University of Technology. 

LiDA (Lithuanian Data Archive for Social Sciences and Humanities) http://www.lidata.eu/
Re3Data: https://www.re3data.org/repository/r3d100010492

MIDAS (National Open Access Research Data Archive) https://www.midas.lt
Re3Data: https://www.re3data.org/repository/r3d100012447

COD(Crystallography Open Database) http://www.crystallography.net/cod/
Re3Data: https://www.re3data.org/repository/r3d100010213

CLARIN-LT (repository of resources in Linguistics, Humanities and Social Sciences)
Re3Data: https://www.re3data.org/repository/r3d100012254

National repositories in Re3Data


Estonia has no centrally funded nor managed data repository. Various subject groups have developed their own data repositories.

  1. Estonian Repositories in Re3Data 
  2. UNITE, Unified system for the DNA based funal species linked to the classification. 
  3. ESTA (Eesti Sotsiaalteaduslik Andmearhiiv)
  4. Estonian Biocentre Public Data 
  5. Center of Estonian Language Resources
  6. University of Tartu Open Data Repository DataDOI - non-subject specific data repository.

There are four national data centres registered in the re3data database. Two of these collect climate and environmental data (Environment Climate Data, ECDS and Bolin Centre Database), one is for the Life Sciences (National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS)), and one, the Swedish National Data Service (SND), is a service organisation for researchers within the Humanities, Social Sciences and Health Sciences. SND, hosted by Gothenburg University, is a national resource that facilitates access to new and existing research data from researchers in Sweden and internationally . SND also provides support to researchers in Sweden throughout the process of data management. Some of the HEIs like the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Lund University and Stockholm University, have already adopted or are planning to adopt a local strategy for managing and storing research data. Also, some HEIs are already using their local database or DiVA for storing small datasets.

Another national infrastructure for research data is SNIC, the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing. SNIC provides resources and user support for large scale computation and data storage to meet the needs of researchers from all scientific disciplines and from all over Sweden. Also, SUNET, the Swedish University Computer Network, provides Swedish HEIs with access to national and international data communication, national academic identity infrastructure and related services. For instance, SUNET has signed a consortium agreement with ORCID Inc, so that all libraries and research organisations in Sweden have access to ORCID’s technical system.

In the 2010, within the RCAAP project activities it was produced a report on the subject of research data: "Open data Repositories: State of the Art". This study marked the beginning of the RCAAP intervention on the domain of data curation generated by research activities, its organization in scientific data repositories and their access. Besides collecting updated information on the subject and the most relevant initiatives related to the management and access to scientific data through repositories, the objective of this document was also to inform and guide the development of a pilot project repository of scientific data.
 
Currently, there are 51 scientific open access repositories in a production stage and aggregated in the national portal - RCAAP Portal. At local level, there are also known some initiatives and pilot projects regarding research data in early stages of development. See also: RCAAP (pilot) R3DATA.
 
There are some domain specific data repositories like  BioData.pt, a portuguese e-infrastructure for biological data and the Portuguese ELIXIR node, that supports the national scientific system through best practices in data management and state of the art data analysis. It interfaces with both academia and industry, making research available for innovation, namely in sectors such as agro-food and forestry, sea, and health.
 
Other good example is PORTULAN CLARIN another infrastructure for Science and Technology of Language, which is include in the National Infrastructure Strategic Roadmap and part of the International Infrastructure CLARIN ERIC.
 
At the institutional level the implementation of these data management supporting infrastructures is still not very expressive, as we have been able to find out from the source of data repository registries in r3data. We point out the data repository of the University of Minho (DataRepositoriUM), recently presented early this year (February 2020), based on the dataverse software
 
Even so, there are some examples related to research data support, as for the development and training on how to better create a data management plan and all the steps to be taken along the research project and, some tools developed at the academia level, in order to better suit researchers in some specific areas. One example is the Dendro platform.
 
Another example came from Faculty of Social and Human Sciences - University of Lisbon where studies are in course,  either related to the study of supporting infrastructures on RDM for social sciences (DESIR project associated to the European infrastructure DARIAH ). The University of Aveiro is putting in place a strategy  to empower their staff, on a 1st level, with the necessary skills in order to provide a robust and knowledgeable answer to their research community experiences doubts and questions.
 
At a national level there’s a plan of action that is going to be discussed during the present year (2020),  in the 6th Research Data Management Fórum,  dedicated to the infrastructures of the national roadmap, aiming the national science and technology infrastructures, in order to strengthen national alignment with international initiatives in this area.

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