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Search for Research Data

  • BASE - Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
    • Scholarly search engine: retrieves metadata from scientific repositories and databases (sources) by the OAI-PMH interface
    • research data can be found by selecting the document type „Dataset“, „Map“, „Audio“, „Image“, „Video“, „Software“ or „Unknown“
  • EUDAT B2 Find
    • searches metadata from EUDAT data centres and other repositories
  • DataCite Metadata Search
    • DataCite is an international network, especially from public institutions worldwide, which support the access to research data
    • searches metadata from objects which are registered in DataCite with DOIs, e. g. research data (object type “dataset”). These metadata are partly also harvested by other services.
  • OpenAire
    • comprises freely available research data – publications and datasets – from EU-funded projects and from Zenodo
  • DataSearch
    • commercially search engine from Elsevier for open data 
    • indexed repositories: e. g. Dryad, Mendeley, PANGEA, Zenodo (see FAQs)
  • DataONE
    • for earth and environmental data; with tutorials for the searches
    • searches datasets from the DataOne network (partner)
  • gesisDataSearch
    • for social sciences and economics
    • “more than 30 data providers among them the ICPSR and the CESSDA Service Providers GESIS, UKDA, SND, DDA, FSD, CSDA, and LiDA. Most of the metadata are harvested from metadata aggregators such as da|ra, DataCite and DataVerse.” (About)
  • subject-based repositories

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