Why the RDR

The RDR allows you, as a researcher at Radboud University, to publish data for the wider scientific community and to safely archive data that cannot be publicly shared and, in doing so, promote scientific integrity and internal reuse.

The RDR is a user-friendly Research Data Management (RDM) tool that supports you throughout your research project: from data acquisition to data sharing, publication and data archiving.

Access to your data can be managed easily, allowing you to work on your research data with colleagues from within and beyond Radboud University. The repository can be accessed via any web browser, both on and off-campus and without the need for a VPN. The RDR is suitable for working with sensitive data.

By using the RDR, you can be sure that your data are stored safely and managed to ensure long-term accessibility. The RDR complies with recent RDM movements and Radboud University’s current policies to make research data as FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) as possible. By using the RDR, you automatically comply with Radboud University’s RDM policy. By making your data FAIR with the RDR, your research will have an greater visibility and increased impact. If more research data are made FAIR, the scientific process will become more efficient because it will allow data to be used to their full potential. The scientific process will also become more transparent, preventing scientific misconduct.

The RDR makes your data findable and citable by assigning a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to every data collection. Your datasets become more findable, interoperable and reusable thanks to the rich metadata fields offered by the RDR. Accessibility can easily be managed in the RDR through various roles with specific rights that people can play in a collection (see our section Introduction to the RDR) and by placing a Data Use Agreement (DUA) or an embargo on published data.