4TU.ResearchData is going free and open source

News - 31 January 2023

4TU.ResearchData is taking a strategic decision to go free and open source with its new software repository tool. They plan to go live with their self-developed open source software repository in March this year.

The logical move, in the spirit of open science, would be to re-use and adapt an existing open source software. However, given the unique features that make the 4TU.ResearchData repository, none of the existing solutions turned out to be a good fit. Therefore have incrementally implemented a repository system from backward-compatibility layer towards the next 4TU.ResearchData repository system.