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Research Data Repository - RADAR
Long-term archiving for digital research data at the University of Bonn

Research Data Repository - RADAR

The Service Agency for Research Data offers researchers at the university a research data repository RADAR for the permanent storage and organisation of digital research data. This service offers storage options for smaller amounts of sensitive data. The service will soon be supplemented for larger amounts of data by BonnData Forschungsrepositorium.

For whom?


RADAR is available to all researchers at the university.


External partners and visiting academics without a University ID cannot use the service!

For what?

  • Long-term research data preservation and publication of particularly sensitive research data.
  • Support from the Service Agency for Research Data for the metadata description and publication of the dataset
  • Easy to discover: Archived data and metadata will be easy to find by both humans and machines
  • High accessibility: all stored data will be given a DOI and can be easily downloaded and used
  • Interoperability: data published with the support of the service centre will be described with standardised, machine-readable metadata so that it can be linked to other datasets
  • Re-usable data: The quality of the stored data and metadata is ensured by the Research Data Service Agency.

How does it work?

You can access RADAR via the Research Data Service Center.

As a rule, you can publish or archive research datasets up to a size of 10 GB free of charge.
For each additional gigabyte or part thereof we charge

  • 7.56€/GB for a data publication (data archiving for 25 years included)
  • 6,90€/GB for a data archiving over 15 years
  • 4,60€/GB for data archiving over 10 years

Only data from research and teaching may be uploaded and managed on RADAR. The service is not intended for private use and data backup. The Research Data Service Center also offers introductions to the system on request.


The system is located on the KIT's own infrastructure at the University of Karlsruhe.


for all questions about RADAR: forschungsdaten@uni-bonn.de


Detailed information, best practices and instructions can be found in the HRZ-Doku.
(Can only be accessed from the BONNET)

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