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What is Edmond?

Edmond – an Open Access Data Repository of the Max Planck Society

Edmond serves the publication of research data from all disciplines

Edmond offers scientists the ability to create citable research objects

Edmond enables secure provision, describing, documentation, linking, publishing and archiving of all kinds of data

Edmond is unique: It supports any definition of metadata profiles

Edmond gives an insight into the work of scientists at the Max Planck Institutes

Get an account

The repository is currently under construction and is continuously filled with content. All Max Planck scientists are cordially invited to register themselves to publish their data in Edmond.
If you need any assistance, please contact our support.

Participation

The development of Edmond is still ongoing. If you have an enhancement proposal or are missing some functionality please do not hesitate to contact our support. We will give our best to implement your requirements.

Contents


General

     What are the benefits of deposing of my data?
     Why should I use Edmond for publishing my data?
     What special features does Edmond offer?
     What other repositories do exist where I can publish my data?
     Where does the name come from?
     What does it cost?
     Under what licenses can I publish my data within Edmond?
     Which technology is used for Edmond?

Technical

     What are the size limits in Edmond?
     What can I upload?
     Is my data safe with you?



General

What are the benefits of deposing of my data?

  • Your data will be preserved - even for your own future use
  • The publishing process creates a permanent record with a persistent identifier and a suggested citation, so that your work can be formally attributed when re-analyzed by others
  • Your data will be discoverable through Google and other search engines to maximize visibility and impact
  • By providing access to your research data you can fulfill the requirements of scientific journals, financial sponsors and other parties who have supported your research

Why should I use Edmond for publishing my data?

  • Edmond is hosted by the Max Planck Digital Library which means that your data will not leave the Max Planck Society
  • The use of Edmond and the Edmond support is free of charge

What special features does Edmond offer?

  • Fits for all disciplines
  • Support of long term preservation
  • REST- API
  • Integration of DOI assignment
  • Automatic extraction of technical metadata
  • Definition of variable metadata profiles for a flexible metadata management
A list of all features can be found on the imeji homepage.

What other repositories do exist where I can publish my data?

The amount of available data repositories is increasing every day. Some repositories are discipline specific, other are institutional like Edmond. The Registry of Research Data Repositories (Re3Data) started an attempt to collect all known data repositories. This list can also be sorted based on the different disciplines .

Where does the name come from?

The first collection in Edmond were images of the nucleus of the comet Halley Halley. Therefore the repository was named after Edmond Halley (8. November 1656 – 14 January 1742), an English astronomer who is best known for computing the orbit of the eponymous Halley's Comet and after whom the comet is named.

What does it cost?

The usage of Edmond and also the Edmond support is free of charge to all members of the Max Planck Society. It is a service provided by the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) .

Under what licenses can I publish my data within Edmond?

Edmond supports flexible licensing. Following licenses are recommended:

  • Creative Commons
    Creative Commons licenses were originally created for the legally secure licensing of creative content, not primary for data. But since version 4 this slightly different nature of data is kept in mind so that CC-BY 4.0 and CC-BY- SA 4.0 are also usable for research data. The advantage of CC licenses is their wide distribution and awareness.
    By licensing your research outputs under CC-BY, your research is openly available, but it is required that others have to give you credit, in the form of a citation, should they use or refer to your research object.
    This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.
  • Open Data Commons
    Open Data Commons has developed standard licenses directly for data, therefore are likely to fit a little bit better. But they are just not as widespread as CC licenses.
  • Public Domain
    Not uncommon is the use of public domain waivers as CC-0 or Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and License (PDDL) for research data. Here, the greatest possible freedom is granted in handling the data. Depending on the type of data, this can be useful, but it also leaves possibilities to misuse the data.
    Although CC0 doesn’t legally require users of the data to cite the source, it does not take away the moral responsibility to give attribution, as is common in scientific research.
A tabular overview about the different licenses can be found on the German page “Forschungslizenzen” .
If no license is manually assigned, the data within Edmond will automatically be released to the public domain under CC-BY 4.0 .

Which technology is used for Edmond?

Edmond uses the imeji software , an open source community driven development, initiated and supported by the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) .


Technical

What are the size limits in Edmond?

In general, Edmond accepts files up to 5GB. But every upload bigger than 1GB will take some time.
Therefore, per default every user has a maximum of 1GB storage. If you are planning to extend this quota please contact our support.

What can I upload?

Edmond uses the ImageMagick software to generate preview pictures of the uploaded content. Therefore Edmond supports more than 100 major file formats . Nevertheless you can upload all content in imeji, there are no restrictions.

Is my data safe with you?

Edmond uses diverse strategies to back up the data (back up of the server and of the database itself). These backups are created in frequent intervals (the shortest is every 12 hours) and are stored in several locations on servers of the MPG as well as on tapes.