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Since 2019, institutional research data repositories have been offered at three of the participating universities. In operating the repositories, the HeFDI partners rely on a division of labor: Philipps-Universität Marburg (UMR) and Technische Universität Darmstadt (TUDa) host repositories for other Hessian universities and ensure technical operation and 3rd-level support. Justus Liebig University is also establishing an institutional repository solution.
Through cooperation in setting up and operating the repository, maximum interoperability is aimed to achieve thus as isolated solutions within Hesse are avoided. The metadata used in the repository is based on a standard developed and used in HeFDI, which is based on recommendations from DataCite (Institute for DOI Registration) and DINI (German Initiative for Network Information e.V.). Adaptations and further developments of the repositories are jointly discussed, processed and reused in HeFDI. This creates considerable synergies and cost savings.
The technical basis is the open source repository software DSpace. It is one of the most widely used repository software worldwide and is maintained and further developed by a large, international community.
Through this common repository solution, all HeFDI universities have the option to promptly implement a solution for the storage and, if necessary, publication of research data at their own institution. They can thus easily comply with the DFG's new guidelines (PDF).

Your local repository

Repository of Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
Repository of Goethe University Frankfurt
Repository of Hochschule Darmstadt
Repository of Hochschule Fulda
Repository of Hochschule Geisenheim
Repository of Hochschule Rhein-Main
Repository of Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen: JLUdata
Repository of Philipps-Universität Marburg: data_UMR
Repository of Technische Universität Darmstadt: TUdatalib
Repository of Universität Kassel: DaKS

The repositories of the Goethe University Frankfurt and the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen are still being established and will be listed here as soon as they are available.

Cooperation Partners