TRR170 Database

TRR170-DB is TRR 170's database where TRR 170 projects store their data products and publications. Also data of other planetary institutions are available. 


In 2010, the Alliance of Science Organisations (Allianz der Wissenschaftsorganisationen) in Germany responded to the increasing amount of research data by adopting ‘Principles for the Handling of Research Data’ (Alliance of Science Organisations, 2010). In 2015, the German Research Foundation followed suit and aligned its ‘Guidelines on the Handling of Research Data’ (DFG, 2015) with these ‘Principles’. In accordance with DFG’s ‘Guidelines’, the collaborative research center TRR 170 (Late Accretion to Terrestrial Planets) has adopted a policy how to manage long-term archiving and accessibility of its research data.

During the first funding period (2016-2019), we built a file management and database system, TRR 170-DB, to manage data of TRR 170. TRR 170-DB is operated on the open source data management software Dataverse and can be accessed via TRR170-DB. TRR170-DB and functionalities ensure that each step in the data lifecycle of research data is met. TRR170-DB is hosted on a VM server at Freie Universität Berlin.  We use up-to-date programming standards and languages (JavaScript, PHP, HTML, CSS, SQL) to customize interactions between users and TRR170-DB. TRR170-DB provides standard-compliant metadata to ensure that metadata can be mapped easily to several standard metadata schemas (Dublin Core, Worldmap, DDI, VO, etc.). 

TRR170-DB Data

Research data generated in TRR 170 subprojects are diverse reflecting the range of methods used, including laboratory and other instrumental data on planetary samples, remote sensing data, geological maps and model simulations. Accordingly, the strong interdisciplinary alignment of the TRR 170 research network comprises heterogeneous data and different data formats. Most datasets stored in TRR170-DB are used by TRR 170 authors of articles appearing in international journals. These replication datasets are made freely available and no special permission is required to use them.

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Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Harry Becker

Data Management

Elfrun Lehmann