DATAD-R Institutional Repository Review Instrument
DATAD-R (Database of African Theses and Dissertations, incl. Research Articles) is a DSpace OAI-PMH compliant harvester, used to harvest quality metadata from approved African institutional repositories, containing theses and dissertations, as well as peer-reviewed research articles. The AAU has worked with eleven pioneering institutions since 1998, through a feasibility study, and the pilot phase. Through site visits, training missions, workshops and meetings, the group has worked over policies, streamlined practices, established standards and successfully put together the founding records for the DATAD-R database. These institutions are de facto DATAD-R training centers. Read more: http://datad.aau.org/
About the DATAD-R Institutional Repository Review
The DATAD-R Review instrument consists of various criteria institutional repositories need to adhere to, in order to be harvested by DATAD-R. Interested African repositories are encouraged to request an independent peer-review by experts in the field of IRs. A separate form needs to be completed for separate repositories each time. By completing and submitting the form, the review process is activated. Please provide as comprehensive information about the repository as possible. All information provided will be used for the purposes of evaluating the IR for possible inclusion in DATAD-R only, and will not be shared with any third parties. The criteria contained in this instrument are based on criteria from existing instruments, and contextualised for African needs, without sacrificing the rigour of peer-review/external examinations, where applicable.

Since December 2016, DATAD-R is hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), and managed by the Association of African Universities (AAU).

Contact DATAD-R

For inquiries related to DATAD-R and the review of African repositories, please contact:

Abednego Corletey (Ghana)
Email: acorletey@aau.org
Tel: +233-302-774495 / 761588

Ina Smith (South Africa)
Email: ina@assaf.org.za
Tel: +27-12-3496641

Copyright 2017: Association of African Universities (AAU) & Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)

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