eResearch Labs:

At the monthly eResearch Labs on, we present the purpose and features of our institutional Research Data Repository for the Göttingen Campus. A live demo introduces you into working with to store, describe, exchange or publish any kind of research data. We welcome questions or adressing specific requests, and a closing Q&A part is always included.

Dates: Usually every second tuesday in the month
Time: 10:00h – 11:30h
Place: BigBlueButton –
Lecturer: Péter Király
Language: English


  • Data upload
  • Metadata scheme
  • Changing data in the repository
  • Publishing data
  • Q & A


Description is a research data repository available free of charge for the members of Göttingen Campus. Its purpose is to enable publication of research data alongside with their description (metadata). The data gets a persistent identifier (DOI), and its metadata are propagated to the central DOI database, which is used by different discovery services. provides versioning, data citation, file previews, assignment of licenses, restricting files (and granting access).

It also provides a place for organizations (departments, research groups, journals) to manage member participations via customisable roles and responsibilities. Almost all the functionalities of the service are available via APIs, so one can easily build an automated communication channel between a research software (such as document management systems, lab notebooks) and is based on the open source Dataverse tool.

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