[open-science] Zenodo: Open Data for Open Science

Erdmann, Christopher cerdmann at cfa.harvard.edu
Thu Dec 3 14:59:20 UTC 2015

Zenodo is an open science project out of OpenAire/CERN that has been
highlighted in recent Horizon2020 initiatives. It is a repository for
sharing your research, even beyond data and software. For instance, we have
been using Zenodo to capture conference material and in turn making it
available in the NASA ADS. Others have used it for innovative projects such
as The Journal of Brief Ideas and Making Your Code Citable. The folks at
CERN posted the following announcement, which I thought I would share with


Despite the fact that the *sharing of research findings* has advanced
science throughout history, today data are rarely shared when publishing
scientific results. The data is too big or complex to find a home in the
traditional publication chains. This prevents researchers and scientists
from drawing the full benefit from the results of public research, which
leads to duplication of research efforts and waste of resources that could
otherwise be used for further original research.

Access to research data is not the only problem though. It is often very
difficult or even impossible to interpret the data without also having free
access to the *code* used to perform any analysis which was published.

Free and easy access to research results, data and analysis code – Open
Science - is the very heart of the scientific process. All this information
must be available to everyone, anywhere in the world and needs to be safely
stored in a long-term repository available for society at large, if we want
society to fully benefit from public research results.

Zenodo was born at CERN to address this very need, i.e. to make the
publishing, sharing, and long-term stewardship of scientific data and
software a reality for all researchers. Zenodo taps into CERN’s long
standing tradition and know-how in sharing and preserving scientific
knowledge for the benefit of all. The scientific community now has a choice
to store their data in a non-commercial environment to be freely available
for society at large.​

Zenodo is already capable of accommodating the needs of modest data sets,
but this is just a fraction of Science’s overall need for data services. We
need your help to expand Zenodo’s features and storage capabilities. With
your donation, we can make Open Science for all possible.

You can find out more about Zenodo and latest developments at

Christopher Erdmann, Head Librarian
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, John G. Wolbach Library
cerdmann at cfa.harvard.edu | 617-495-7289 | @libcce
*http://library.cfa.harvard.edu/ <http://library.cfa.harvard.edu/>*
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