Repositories at KIT

Different infrastructure is provided for the sustainable storage and archiving of your data.

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) supports its scientists in implementing the Guidelines for Responsible and Sustainable Research Data Management at KIT to safeguard good scientific practice, and in using existing services and infrastructure facilities for this purpose. (Further guidelines of the KIT can be found here) This is done primarily in repositories, which each essentially consist of repository software and a database.

The actual data is enriched with metadata for subsequent use by third parties. Furthermore, repositories have a search function with which users can find, review and download the data they contain. For more information on repositories, see

For sustainable storage and provision of the resulting data, KIT participates in several repositories (subject-specific, generic, institutional) with different roles and tasks. They are referenced in re3data: