On 1 January 2010, ZALF started working as a publication agent for primary scientific data. To this end, ZALF cooperates with the German National Library of Science and Technology in Hannover under a contract concerning the provision of “digital object identifiers” for the referencing and publication of scientific contents. As a centre for the provision of landscape research data, ZALF undertakes to comply with the rules of good scientific practice and to secure the quality, integrity and long-term availability of referenced data.
ZALF also offer other scientists and institutions involved in landscape research the use of ZALF’s data infrastructures and repositories for referencing and publishing freely accessible primary research data. A contract has been concluded to this end with the German section of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE).
At present, freely accessible ZALF data are clearly registered world wide via the prefix "10.4228/ZALF" + Suffix. The internet portal Open Research Data is being expanded further to support data research. The portal offers extensive context information on measurement objectives, equipment, methods, testing and investigation areas, as well as events and measures relevant to the investigation period.
If you have any enquiries regarding the provision or reuse of research data, please contact: