Databib and re3data.org merge

Databib is a registry of research data repositories organized by Purdue University, and re3data.org is a similar initiative out of Germany. A merger of these two registries has been in the works to avoid duplication of effort and to reduce the confusion of having two registries. At this time, almost all of the records of the registries have been merged and reconciled, and the consolidated resource, which will be called re3data.org , has around 1,130 records. Beginning this week the Databib URL now redirects to the re3data.org website.

In parallel, efforts continue for DataCite to assume management and long-term sustainability of re3data.org. More news on this should be available after the DataCite General Assembly meeting in April 2015.