re3data is a global registry of research data repositories from various academic disciplines. It provides information on repositories for the permanent storage and access of data sets to researchers, funding bodies, publishers, and scholarly institutions. re3data is referenced by multiple publishers in their editorial policies as the best tool to identify the most appropriate data repository and is recommended in the European Commission’s Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data in Horizon 2020. DataCite contributes to the development of re3data through collaboration and financial support.


DataCite, Berlin School of Library and Information Science at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Helmholtz Open Science Office at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, the KIT Library at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and the Libraries of the Purdue University


re3data is an open science tool that aims to promote data sharing, enhance transparency, and support researchers in finding suitable repositories for depositing and accessing research data.

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Paul Vierkant

Paul Vierkant

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Outreach Manager

Since 2020, Paul is DataCite’s outreach manager. In addition to his communications work, he is involved in the PID Network Germany project. Before joining DataCite, Paul worked for the Helmholtz Open Science Office and several universities where he was involved in building publication and data repositories. Paul holds an M.A. in North American Studies, Italian, and ethnology. A dedicated advocate of Open Science, Paul strives to spread the idea of openness in scientific communication. Paul loves beautiful infographics and even more his crazy family.