- Scope: All research data produced at or in cooperation with HZDR can be
published in Rodare. Content must not violate copyright, privacy or
non-disclosure agreements. The uploader is responsible for making sure that
his content is suitable for open dissemination.
- Eligible uploaders: Access to uploading data to Rodare requires an
active user account at HZDR.
- File formats: There are no restrictions on suitable file formats - all
formats are allowed. Nevertheless, the uploader should chose a format which
is suitable for long-term preservation. Please
contact us if you need help in chosing
- License: The uploader must chose a license for publicly available
records (Open or Embargoed access).
- Language: The preferred language for textual content is English.
- Size limitations: The default limit is 50 GiB per file and 100 GiB per
dataset. The quotas can be increased on request
Access and Reuse
- File access: Files can be made Open, Embargoed, Restricted or Closed
access. Files can be accessed via HTTP protocol. Files marked as closed
access can only be accessed by the uploader himself.
- Metadata access: Rodare metadata is licensed under CC0, except for email
addresses. All metadata is exported via OAI-PMH and can be harvested.
- Use and reuse of data objects: Reuse of data objects is subject to the
license under which the files were deposited.
- Embargo period: Uploaders may specify an embargo date. Rodare will
restrict access until the end date of the embargo period. Files will
automatically be publicly available after the end of the embargo period.
- Fixity and authenticity: All files are stored along with the
corresponding MD5-checksum of their content. Files are automatically and
regularly checked against their checksum in order to assure that the file
content is constant and unchanged.
- Replicas: Files are stored in the GPFS distributed file system available
at HZDR data center which is backed up to tape on a nightly basis.
- Metadata preservation: Metadata is stored in a highly available
PostgreSQL installation with nightly backups.
- Retention period: Items will be preserved for the lifetime of the data
- Succession plans: In case of closure of the repository, best efforts
will be made to integrate all content into suitable alternative
institutional and/or subject based repositories.
- Revocation: Content which does not fall under the scope of the
repository will be removed and all DOIs issued by Rodare will be revoked.
Uploads which are identified to already have an external DOI assigned will
have the Rodare DOI invalidated. The record's metadata will be updated by
with the external DOI.
- Withdrawal: If the uploaded records must later be withdrawn, the reason
for the withdrawal will be displayed on a tombstone page, which will
alternatively be served in place of the original record. Withdrawal is
considered to be a very exceptional action. Withdrawal should be requested
by the original uploader and be fully justified. The DOI and the URL of the
original object are retained.