In addition to providing the e-publishing services for articles, books and journals, the FID4SA offers researchers worldwide the opportunity to have the corresponding research data archived permanently. These can be linked directly to the online publications at Heidelberg Asian Studies Publishing (HASP). All research data – i.e. images, videos, audio files, tables, graphics – will be assigned a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and are therefore permanently citable and visible as independent academic achievements and can be linked in a targeted manner.
The long-term archiving of research data is a central aspect of good scientific practice. This is the requirement for fundamental traceability and verifiability of research results based on the evaluation of this data. In addition, the archiving of such data offers the opportunity to be able to use it in the future in the context of new avenues of research.
Images, audio and video data as well as other multimedia objects are either stored on the heidICON platform operated by the Heidelberg University Library or integrated into the Heidelberg digitization system DWork, which is also hosted by the University Library. Further data publications are available in HASP@heidDATA and are dynamically integrated into the online publication. In the future, not only the publications themselves but also the media objects will be archived in the OAIS-compatible long-term archive system heiARCHIVE, which is currently being set up. heiARCHIVE was jointly developed by the University Computing Centre (Universitätsrechenzentrum, URZ) and the University Library as part of the Competence Centre for Research Data (KFD). The code used in the context of the publications can also be published and archived on heiDATA.