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HUN-REN Data Repository Platform

ARP launch

After several years of preparation, the HUN-REN Data Repository Platform (ARP) is ready to be launched in March. The project is being implemented by experts from three research institutions belonging to the HUN-REN network: the Institute for Computer Science and Control (SZTAKI), the Social Science Research Centre (TK) and the Wigner Research Centre for Physics (Wigner FK), with the support of the HUN-REN HQ (formerly ELKH Secretariat).

ARP refers to a nation-wide data repository and its associated services. This niche infrastructure provides unique conditions for the long-term secure storage, management and sharing of data generated by the HUN-REN research community.

The ARP's fundamental aim is to facilitate the visibility and reusability of research data originating in a wide range of disciplines. Its services aim to make the results of individual data collections traceable, retrievable and linkable. In this way, ARP not only supports research in the present, but also ensures the preservation of research materials representing great value for the history of science.

The ARP helps researchers, research communities and scientific project staff in a number of ways to improve their work in line with open science and modern data management principles. Tools for rich data documentation and the creation of specific metadata facilitate the archiving and re-use of data, as well as connections to national and international research and research infrastructures. 

For the time being, the ARP Data Repository hosts research data provided by the HUN-REN research network and their partners at Hungarian higher education institutions. However, the research data hosted in the Data Repository will be accessible to a wider audience, including the national and international research community, higher education and the competitive sector, as well as the general public interested in science.