PubData is the institutional research data repository of Leuphana University of Lueneburg covering research data in general, without discipline-specific orientation. The service is operated by Leuphana's Media and Information Centre (MIZ).
PubData is not adjusted to one scientific field, but generally addresses all scientific disciplines. In case of knowing a suitable discipline-specific data repository, we recommend submitting your data and research results there. It often makes more sense to publish your data within your research community and flank it with discipline-specific metadata and contexts to facilitate the findability and reuse for the target group.
Additionally, in 2022, PubData will extend its services and also become the Leuphana platform for open access text publications.
Who can use the service?
The service is primarily addressed to all employees and researchers from cooperation partners contractually associated with Leuphana University of Lueneburg. It is free of charge. External use of the services is possible after registration and in consultation with the service provider. Owners of a Leuphana account are already authorized to use the services.
What are the key tasks?
Publishing research data
In the progress of the publishing process, all data publications also become citable by being assigned a persistent identifier (DOI).
Preservation and archiving of research data
PubData archives and publishes data collections and datasets. In addition, PubData offers the option to access these data and information about them via the PubData catalogue. The data collections and datasets submitted via PubData are subjected to review routines and enriched with standardized metadata. This also includes linking to and incorporating other contextual content (Linked Open Data) and disseminating the metadata to other catalogue systems and search engines.
How can I use PubData?
After successful login (and registration for non-Leuphana members), you can either upload data for sole archiving purposes or for additional publication. Via a submission form (accessible via the buttons "Archive" or "Publish" or via your workspace "My PubData") you can submit your information and data to us. The upload for exceptionally large files (>4 gigabytes) is recommended to be performed via the campus network of Leuphana University of Lueneburg.
Check out the PubData catalogue. By using the search or the browsing functionality you can navigate through the catalogue and find adjusting data records. There you will get the essential information about the data as well as the files themselves including access conditions / licenses to be considered.
PubData is based on the open source software DSpace 6.4. It is continuously technically adapted and evolved. The data is stored and made available via the technical systems of Leuphana's Media and Information Center (MIZ). This implies regular backups and integrity checks in terms of bitstream preservation. Access is protected and controlled by the administrator team of the MIZ.
The PubData team will support you with all questions regarding the use, submission and publication of data. Please feel free to contact us via email@example.com.
If your research data is extremely large and/or very complex in structure, a customized solution may be required. In such a case, please contact the PubData team or the Service Center Research Data Management directly.