Monday, 27 January 2014

Zenodo Launches!


Zenodo - Sharing Research Data across Europe - Making Science More Visible


Newly launched, Zenodo offers a one-stop-store for
research output. Created by OpenAIRE and CERN, and supported by the
European Commission, this new-generation online repository offers its
service from the OpenAIRE pan-European initiative, which expands the
linking of research output to datasets and funding information, in
European and national contexts.

Enabling everyone to Share and Cite Data

welcomes multi-disciplinary research data from any individual,
scientific community or research institution. Upload allowance is
generous (1GB) and can be used by institutions without their own data
repository. Based on the same concept as OpenAIRE, which gathers Open
Access publications across a variety of funding schemes, Zenodo provides
a rich interface to link objects together with funding information.

Supporting the long-tail of research output

Any data uploaded, or collections created are harvestable via OAI-PMH
by third parties: expose your collection to PubMedCentral or your local
institution. For research institutions who don’t want the overhead of
establishing their own data repository to support their researchers’
scientific output, this is a convenient solution. The repository accepts
any data without an obvious service at hand, in a variety of formats.
Zenodo fully encourages deposition under an open licence, and while it
will also accept other licence types, the Zenodo community will take a
lead in signalling the benefits of open licenses such as visibility and

Building Collections for Scientific Communities

Zenodo adds value in that it enables users to have
ownership over their unique community collections. For example, an EC
funded project might like to create a collaborative space for all its
research output, and can assign a range of licenses, including Creative
Commons, and each dataset and publication is assigned a DOI.
Chris Erdmann, Head Librarian at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for
Astrophysics, says, “This will be of great benefit to the global
research community. Institutions, together with scholarly communities,
are looking for flexible deposit solutions that allow the living
scholarly record to be easily curated, exchanged and cited. For the
research community, to have a trustworthy publication and sharing
mechanism for their scholarly activities at their fingertips, will be
hugely beneficial.”

Brian Hole, CEO at Ubiquity Press says “Zenodo is a welcome addition
to the options we provide our authors for publishing their data
alongside their research articles and data papers. I particularly like
the innovative way in which the upload system has been designed to be
quick and simple, which directly addresses one of researchers chief
complaints about data archiving - that it is time consuming. We will be
happy to suggest our authors deposit their underlying datasets at

Florida Estrella, Deputy Director of the European Middleware
Initiative (EMI) based at CERN, adds “Science has entered the age of
open. EMI connects scientists and will be able to employ Zenodo's
services in a transparent and reliable way”.

An easy-to-use workflow

Sign up now for an account at Zenodo and submit your research in easy steps (e.g. via Dropbox).


More Information

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Support and general information

Questions related to European Commission funded research and OpenAIRE
OpenAIRE HelpDesk:

Frequently Asked Questions

OpenAIRE and Open Access in general:

Zenodo Launches!

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