Serviceteam RDM@KIT


The service bwDataArchive enables long-term archiving / digital preservation of research data. It is available (in particular) to members of universities and public research institutions in Baden-Württemberg and provides KIT employees with 500 GB of free archive storage. The data is archived by the Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). bwDataArchive guarantees reliable storage for a period of ten years or more, even for large amounts of data. The service complies the recommendations of the German Research Foundation (DFG) regarding the security and storage of research data. As an infrastructure, it also offers archive storage for other services such as RADAR and KITopen.


KIT employees can publish and archive research data related to publications free of charge via the repository KITopen. The repository is open for all disciplines and data types. The research data is stored speifically for reuse and reproducibility. The published research data receives a DOI and necessary metadata to guarantee traceability. The data will be stored directly at the KIT (via the regional service bwDataArchive) for at least 10 years. Thus, the recommendations of the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the protection and storage of research data are guaranteed.
Information for publishing in KITopen is listed here.


The service LSDF Online Storage (Large Scale Data Facility Online Storage) offers KIT users a data storage for scientific measurement data and simulation results that are currently being worked on. LSDF Online Storage is operated by the Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) and is particularly aimed at the data-intensive sciences.


The service enables scientists at KIT to upload their research data to the generic repository RADAR4KIT and to compile them into data packages. The data can be described with metadata, stored and archived permanently, and made publicly accessible if required.
The published data are assigned a persistent identifier (DOI) and are therefore, like text publications, internationally findable. In the future, the data will also be documented in KITopen.
The interdisciplinary repository (German only) is operated at KIT by the SCC and offered and further developed in cooperation with FIZ Karlsruhe - Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure.

RDMO (Research Data Management Organiser) supports the planning, implementation and organization of research data management. The tool is multilingual and creates a dynamic and adaptable plan, which can be used by single researchers or whole project teams to continuously organize their research data management. The stakeholders get an overview of the data management tasks and resulting data products, enabling more efficient planning of tasks during the project.


re3data is a service especially for scientists, infrastructure facilities, and funding organizations. It is a catalog of research data repositories, based on a comprehensive documented evaluation system and a structural and content analysis, which takes into account the heterogeneity of the data held in the repositories.