Unlimited Embargo in RADAR4Chem

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Since the last software release in July 2022, researchers can publish their datasets in RADAR4Chem even with an unlimited embargo.

In this case, only the descriptive metadata will be published; the actual research data will remain permanently hidden from public view. However, these datasets can be shared individually with other registered users via a request and release option.

No limits for your data

Up to now, data publications in RADAR4Chem can have embargo periods of 1 to 12 months. This is to meet the requirements of journals, for example. In individual cases, however, there may be reasons not to make research data permanently publicly accessible, e.g. in the context of patent applications or confidentiality clauses in cooperation agreements. With the new publication option “unlimited embargo”, RADAR4Chem gives data providers the opportunity to share research data (that could otherwise only be archived) with the public in the best possible way, following the FAIR principles.

About RADAR4Chem

RADAR4Chem is a reliable and low-threshold publishing service for chemistry research data. It is based on the established data repository RADAR by FIZ Karlsruhe.

With RADAR4Chem, we enable you to publish your digital research data easily, securely, and free of charge. At the same time, we offer the scientific community access to these research data publications according to the FAIR criteria (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable). RADAR4Chem thus makes an important contribution to the improved availability, sustainable preservation, and independent publication capability of digital chemistry research data.

More information can be found here, an example here.

If you are interested to use RADAR4Chem, please complete this contact form.