CORA.RDR is a federated and multidisciplinary data repository that allows Catalan universities and CERCA research centres to publish sets of research data in a FAIR way and following the guidelines of the European Open Science Cloud (EOS).

CORA.RDR follows the Open Archives Initiative model, which allows visibility of the documents from different platforms and collectors such as Google Scholar, BASE, CORE, etc. A unique identifier (DOI) is provided to each dataset and author identifiers (ORCID) are used.

CORA.RDR is free for ICAC researchers.

Some benefits of using CORA.Data Research Repository

  • Helps users meet the requirements of both European and national funding agencies.
  • Increases data visibility thanks to the use of Persistent Identifiers (DOIs) and generic or discipline-specific metadata.
  • Storage up to 10 GB by default. In case the user needs more space, a special request is needed.
  • Allows users to manage data and limit access to specific users. It also provides a private URL to display the dataset before it goes public.
  • Allows long-term preservation of data (10 year at least).
  • Assigns CC0 licenses by default, and others are allowed.
  • It automatically transforms the file format to open preservation formats.
  • Ensures the quality of the datasets thanks to the curation of data at different levels.
  • Track visits, downloads and citations of datasets.

CORA.RDR uses an open-source software called Dataverse, developed by Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science. It allows you to store datasets and display descriptive metadata and downloading the corresponding files. Dataverse software is widely used around the world and its users in Europe include: DataverseNO in Norway, DataverseNL in the Netherlands, CROSSDA in Croatia and e-CienciaDatos in Spain.

CORA. Research Data Repository (CORA.RDR)

Federated and multidisciplinary repository that allows Catalan universities and CERCA research centres to publish research data in FAIR mode (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) following the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) guidelines.


Research Data Repository (CORA.RDR) (CSUC).

What is CORA.RDR and what does it offer? (CSUC)

Last updated: 19/10/2023