Can I change files in already published uploads?
Once your record has been published, the files in the record can no longer be changed.
Do I need to register for Rodare?
No, all HZDR employees can access Rodare using their existing HZDR account. Once you click Log in with HZDR you will be redirected to the HZDR identity provider. There you need to authorize Rodare to access your user information. Username, email and your full name will be transfered.
For open access or embargoed records you need to select a suitable license. We suggest the usage of a Creative Commons license for your dataset. Use the License Choser to get more information about Creative Commons licenses. The HZDR approved licenses for research data are:
In the upload form just start typing recommended to get the list of approved licenses for software and data.
Can anyone create communities?
The HZDR institutes as well as the research topics energy, health and matter are available beginning with the public availability of Rodare. Apart from that, anybody can create his own community with his own curation policy. Each community has an OAI-PMH interface for metadata harvesting.
I want to download a very large file. What is the best way to do this?
We suggest the usage of a download manager which supports pausing and resuming when downloading files. For Windows or Mac OS there is Free Download Manager. On Linux based system you can have a look at the multi-platform download manager uget.
Where does the name Rodare come from?
Rodare is an acronym and stands for Rossendorf Data Repository.
What are the file and data size limits in Rodare?
We currently accept up to 50GB per single file and 100 GB per dataset (you can have multiple files and datasets); If you would like to upload larger files, please contact us, and we will do our best to help you. Please be aware that we cannot offer infinite space.
Which type of data can I upload to Rodare?
All research output from all fields of research at HZDR is welcome. The upload form allows you to chose between dataset, images, video/audio and software.
Can I consider my data to be safe on Rodare?
Yes, your data is stored in HZDR data centre. Both metadata and files are kept in multiple independent locations. Data files are backed up to tape on a nightly basis.
Which restrictions do I have, if I wish to publish in Rodare?
Before publishing your files you must make sure, that your content is suitable for open dissemination, and that it complies with these terms and applicable laws, including, but not limited to, privacy, data protection and intellectual property rights.
How can I change the files of my published record?
Once your record is published you are no longer able to change the uploaded files. To edit or add new files please create a new version. Therefore, visit the record's metadata landing page and click the green New Version button in the top-right corner. You will be redirected to a prefilled upload form. You will only be able to publish your new version if at least one file was updated/added.
How can I edit the metadata of a published record?
To edit the metadata of your published record visit the record's landing page and click the orange Edit button in the top-right corner of the page. You will be redirected to the upload form. There you can edit almost all of the record's metadata. Once you are done, click Save and then Publish afterwards.
I want to get access to a dataset with embargoed or restricted access, how can I do that?
Visit the landing page of the record you want to get access to. Click the blue
Request Access... button and enter the required information.
How do I register my entry in the HZDR publication repository?
The most simple way is to create a new record in Rodare. Just click the Upload link in the header, and then the green New upload button in the top-right corner. Upload your files and enter the required metadata properly. Once you are done click Save and then the blue button Register in HZDR publication repository is active. Click, and then you are redirected to the HZDR publication repository. Just follow the wizard there. Finally, you can return to your Rodare record. You can now publish your record, using the blue Publish button in the top-right corner.
Do I need to enter information twice?
No, you do not need to enter information twice. The systems synchronize automatically. All information you enter or change in Rodare will automatically be transferred to the HZDR publication repository.
What happens if I create a new version of my record?
The record in the HZDR publication repository always resolves to the latest published version in Rodare. Updated metadata is automatically transfered to the HZDR publication repository in a background job. If you publish a new version of a record you will not be redirected to the HZDR website again.
Why does my record need to be registered in the HZDR publication repository (formerly known as ROBIS)?
The HZDR publications repository is the complete collection of all publications at HZDR. No matter where the content is published. Furthermore, additional useful information, such as internal project affiliation can be collected.
What is DOI versioning?
DOI versioning allows you to
When should I create a new version?
You should create a new version if you wish to add, edit or update files of your record after it has been published.
How does DOI versioning work?
The first time you publish a record in Rodare, two DOIs will be registered:
Let us demonstrate this by an example of a software package. The software has two releases (v1.0 and v1.1) on Rodare. The following DOIs would have been registered:
Which DOI should I use in citations?
You should usually use the DOI for the specific version of your record. Other researchers whish to be able to properly reproduce your research output and therefore need access to the exact research artifacts. When creating citations Rodare always uses the DOI for the specific version.
The Concept DOI can be used in situations when you wish to link to an evolving resarch artifact. You can e.g. add a badge to your GitHub/GitLab repository linking to the latest version of your record in Rodare.
I only want to change the title of my upload, do I need to create a new version?
No, you do not need to create a new version. You still can edit the metadata of your published record. You should only create a new version if you need to update the files of your record.
Are the files duplicated for every new version of a record?
No, they are not. If you add a 100kB README file to your 100 GB dataset, only the additional 100kB are stored on disk. The underlying storage system is efficiently handled by the used Invenio 3 library framework.
What is meant by background upload?
Uploading files via web browser is a well-known feature from many services, such as Dropbox, Google, etc. Rodare also provides file upload via your web browser. Nevertheless, many files are already located in the HZDR data center. Especially for large files, uploading via web browser can be error-prone. Furthermore, many data is already located on central storage systems in the HZDR date center. For those data, uploading via web browser is not the best option. Therefore, we implemented the background upload feature in Rodare. Background upload downloads your files via SFTP from the storage to the Rodare servers. You just need to wait, until you receive the notification mail.
How can I upload a file via background upload?
Visit the upload user interface. At the top of the form there is the upload form. Click the blue Background upload button. A window will be opened showing the available remote servers. If you did not connect your account with the remote server you are invited to connect your account. If your account is connected, you can browse the filesystem. Navigate to the file you wish to upload and click the blue Upload file button beneath the file. Once the background task is finished you will be notified via Email.
I have files on a server which is not yet available via Rodare. What can I do?
If you have files which are not accessible via the available remote servers, please contact us. Please provide detailed information which server is required to be available. Also provide information about the administrator of the system in case we need to contact the person to properly test the integration.
Does the file browser collect all elements in directories with thousands of files and folders?
The filebrowser will collect at most 10.000 elements within one directory. If you wish to upload a specific file from such a large directory, please move it first or zip the whole directory.
How can I solve common errors on my own?
authorized_keyson the remote server.
How does background upload work?
Before you are able to use the background upload feature you need to connect your account with a registered SFTP capable remote server. Connect your account here. When connecting your account the following steps are performed:
How can I upload files from e.g. Dropbox, ...?
In the top of the upload form, click the blue Background upload button. A window with two tabs will be opened. Click on the URL tab. You can now see two input fields, one for the URL and one for a filename. In the URL field enter the URL to the file you wish to be uploaded. By default the filename will be extracted from the last part of the URL. If you like to use another name, enter your filename into the second input field. Finally, click the green Start Background Upload button. Then, wait until you receive a notification mail.
What do I need to do, to activate the integration for my repository on GitHub?
Software in the HZDR data repository RODARE. Remember the numeric ID you receive.
.rodare.jsonin the root directory of your repository in GitHub. An example can be found here. Important: Change the value
pub_idto the ID you received from ROBIS. If you do not specify this ID, the publication in RODARE will fail.
.rodare.jsonfile in the root of your repository in GitHub toggle the switch to activate preservation of your software.
My organizational repository does not show up on the GitHub list.
In order to see and archive your organizational repositories on Rodare you will need to have "Admin" permissions on said repository, either as an Admin of the organization or an Admin of one of your organization's repositories. Additionally, please make sure that the OAuth application on GitHub is granting permissions not only to your personal repositories but also to your organizational ones - to verify that go to your GitHub OAuth settings in your profile, and click on the Rodare application to see more details. Make sure that Rodare is given access (green tick) to your organization under "Organization access".
After that, navigate to your Rodare GitHub settings page and click the "Sync now" button at the top.