Research Data Repositories in the Helmholtz Association

The Helmholtz Open Science Office has been actively involved in the operation of re3data - Registry of Research Data Repositories since 2012. This global service offers researchers, funding organizations, and other stakeholders an overview of digital research infrastructures for making research data accessible. As of April 2022, the directory lists over 2,800 repositories, databases, and portals.

Funding organizations, such as e.g., the European Commission, recommend the service to researchers for implementing the Open Science funding conditions of Horizon 2020. re3data also provides information for the Open Science Monitor of the European Commission. The National Science Foundation (NSF) recommends re3data for researching suitable research data repositories. The European Research Council (ERC) also lists re3data among its recommendations for Open Science, and the German Research Foundation (DFG) refers to the service in a checklist for handling research data in DFG projects.

Since January 2020, the registry is being further developed as part of the DFG project re3data COREF.