B2SHARE

Store and publish research data

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B2SHARE is a user-friendly, reliable and trustworthy way for researchers, scientific communities and citizen scientists to store and publish small-scale research data from diverse contexts. B2SHARE is a solution that facilitates research data storage, guarantees long-term persistence of data and allows data, results or ideas to be shared worldwide.

  • The basic production service comprises the following features:
  • self-service registration for any scientists and researchers,
  • free upload and registration of stable research data,
  • data access policy is defined by the data owner,
  • metadata is openly accessible and harvestable,
  • customised metadata handling and customized user interfaces (e.g. for metadata acquisition),
  • data integrity is ensured by checksums which are calculated during data ingest,
  • the data is kept online, the storage usage base on the principle of fair share.

Perfect for the individuals researchers who do not have adequate facilities for storing, preserving and sharing data, B2SHARE Service is a customer-facing service which provides a safe repository for scientific data and a easy way to share it in the research community.

To access the service you need to:

  1. The EUDAT public B2SHARE service (https://b2share.eudat.eu) is offered as a fairshare free-to-use service, users can register themselves via the B2SHARE service.
  2. Requests for a specific community domain and metadata template or a dedicated instance can by selecting one of the service options below.
  3. Set the relevant parameters and add the service to the cart.
  4. Go to the cart and submit your order.
  5. You will receive an email summarising your order.
  6. You will be contacted by the EUDAT support team.

Service provided by

EUDAT and CSC

Service offers

B2SHARE For Communities And Organisations

A way to deploy a local instance use the B2FIND technology. Community data managers can adapt this local instance to support community specific facets. The community and/or organisation local B2FIND instances can again be made harvestable by the public B2FIND service. To explore the feasibility of B2FIND as data discovery service, community data managers can assess the B2FIND training module on Github. Features: Comprehensive joint catalogue of EUDAT services and external metadata, Metadata in mapped onto standardized facetes, Supports faceted search, facets can be adapted to domain specific facets, Geospatial and temporal metadata searches, Allows users to search and browse datasets via keyword searches, user-friendly format and listed in order of relevance, Access to the scientifc data objects in given through references provided in the metadata, Local B2FIND instace. Ideal for: Community/organisational data managers.

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B2SHARE For Data Providers

To enlarge the discovery of existing datasets, data repository owners can make their research data collections stored in existing data repositories harvestable and discoverable via public B2FIND service. To ease the process of harvesting data repository owners can assess the B2FIND guidelines for data providers. Features: Comprehensive joint catalogue of EUDAT services and external metadata, Metadata is mapped onto standardized facets, Supports faceted, geospatial and temporal metadata searches, Allows users to search and browse datasets via keyword searches, User-friendly format and listed in order of relevance, Access to the scientific data objects is given through references provided in the metadata. Ideal for: Data providers.

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B2SHARE For Researchers

B2SHARE is a user-friendly, reliable and trustworthy way for researchers, scientific communities and citizen scientists to store and publish small-scale research data from diverse contexts. Features: Public service supporting cross disciplinary research, Self-service registration for any scientists and researchers, Free upload and registration of stable research data, Data access policy is defined by the data owner, Community metadata schema's available, Metadata in openly accessible and harvestable (e.g. OAI-PMH), metadata is made discoverable via B2FIND, Direct uploads from B2DROP, Data integrity is ensured by checksums which are calculated during data ingest, The data is kept online, the storage usage base on the principle of fair share. Ideal for: Researchers who what to publish datasets.

Technical parameters
Number of days 365
Places and languages
  • Europe
  • English
Related Infrastructures and Platforms
  • EUDAT
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Service phase
  • Production (min. TRL 8)

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