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Long-Term Archiving

Support for conscientious research data management: the DKRZ Long-Term Archive (DKRZ-LTA)


An integral part of the sustainable handling of research data is to make it findable, accessible and usable in the long term. This goes far beyond the mere storage (bit preservation) of the data.

We offer:

  • Digital long-term archiving for the re-use of research data in the scientific community in a project or interdisciplinary context, and beyond that in the field of public authorities and industry.
  • Ensuring high data quality for subsequent use.
  • Assistance in the creation of data management plans.
  • Consulting and support in the preparation of data for long-term archiving, also within the scope of project cooperations.
  • Support in the development of workflows with regard to long-term archiving.
  • Advice on the granting of data licenses.

The DKRZ long-term archive (DKRZ-LTA) is certified according to the criteria of the “Data Seal of Approval” (DSA) and those of the World Data System (WDS) and is thus classified by many journals , such as the Nature Publishing Group' Scientific Data' in the field of environment and geosciences (, as a trustworthy and accepted repository.


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