ELKH Data Repository Platform

ELKH Data Repository Platform

A project of large dimensions has begun to build and maintain a generic scientific data repository for the member institutions of the Eötvös Loránd Research Network (ELKH). The project is a cooperative effort implemented by by three ELKH institutions: Institute for Computer Science and Control (SZTAKI), Centre for Social Sciences (TK), and Wigner Research Centre for Physics (Wigner FK), with the support of the ELKH Secretariat.

The official website of the ELKH ARP: https://science-research-data.hu/

The aim of the ELKH Data Repository Platform (ELKH ARP) project is to lay the foundations for a new repository infrastructure service that supports the continuous and long-term research data management of the entire ELKH research network. The development will provide a solution for the secure digital storage, use and reuse of research data as a valuable data asset, as well as its further utilization by the research community and other sectors like the economy. The new data repository service is expected to be available to users from the first half of 2024.

Another key task of the project is to disseminate knowledge about the use of data repositories, to establish the necessary data management policies and regulations both at the ELKH and at the institutional level, and to introduce domestic and international data and metadata management and storage standards and recommendations, thus enabling the establishment of FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) data repository culture within the ELKH's institutional network.

The creation of a state-of-the-art domestic research data storage infrastructure will facilitate Hungary’s involvement in European initiatives with similar objectives such as the pan-European research infrastructure EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) at an institutional, technological, and direct data link level.

The new Data Repository Platform (ARP) developed under the ELKH ARP project will greatly contribute to the achievement of the objectives set out in Hungary's Research, Development, and Innovation Strategy (2021-2030), which include the increased utilization of research results from public research institutions as well as the expansion of the capacity of knowledge flow and production.

For more information on the project, please contact the head of the Research Documentation Centre, Judit Gárdos at gardos.judit@tk.hu.