In this section we provide information about how to use RSD.
📄️ Online demo
If you would like to experiment with adding content to the RSD yourself, your can use our online demo version at https://research-software.dev. This online demo allows anyone to add software and projects using test accounts. Please note that the data entered in this demo version is not curated in any way, and may be deleted at any time!
📄️ Navigating the RSD
There are many ways to discover interesting research software on the RSD. The main starting points are:
📄️ How to get access
While anyone is free to browse through the content of the RSD, you'll need to be able to sign in before you can add our own content.
📄️ Register organisation
If you wish to officially add your organisation to the RSD, or claim an organisation which is already listed but not an official member yet, please contact the
📄️ Adding software
Before you can add software, you will need have access to the RSD. See How to get access and Sign in.
📄️ Adding a project
Before you can add a project, you will need have access to the RSD. See How to get access and Sign in.
📄️ User settings
You can access user settings via user menu at the top right side of the screen.
📄️ Maintaining an organisation
Organisations have the opportunity to maintain their representation within the RSD.
📄️ Data scrapers
The RSD uses data scraper services to obtain and update various data. In this chapter, we explain these services.
First time you visit RSD website you will be asked to accept the cookies. We use Matomo to anonymously measure page views in the RSD. The statistics help us make user centric approach to the feature development.
📄️ Frequently Asked Questions
Why can't I see the software and projects I contributed to when I'm logged in?