PHAIDRA is ...

... the repository for the permanent secure storage of digital assets at the University of Vienna.

The service is available at:

The digital objects archived in PHAIDRA - following the FAIR principles -  receive permanent addresses (e.g., handle, for books URN; for publications and research data also DOI), are provided with structured metadata (eight obligatory fields) and indexed by search engines. (more about Metadata in Phaidra)

Please note that you have always cleared the rights for an object before uploading the object to PHAIDRA (according to PHAIDRA Terms of Use). For example, please contact the copyright holder (e.g., publisher) and clarify the terms of storing your content in a repository, then keep the written agreement safe. Uploaded objects in PHAIDRA can not be deleted anymore.

Note: The following scholarly documents and materials from the University of Vienna are being uploaded in u:scholar and archived in Phaidra: journal articles (including pre- and post-prints), monographs and edited volumes (or contributions therein), congress proceedings, research reports, working papers, etc.

The operation and further development of the Fedora-based repository-based software is carried out at the University of Vienna. For optimal long-term archiving, ideally use the recommended formats, we will create a local copy of your object. An additional copy will be created by the backup process.

A test version of PHAIDRA within the University Network can be found at:

The open access objects from Phaidra can also be accessed via BASE.

If you are not working or studying at the University of Vienna, PHAIDRA Depot is at your disposal. Please contact 

Benefits of PHAIDRA

  • Open and free access (all employees and all students of the University of Vienna can actively use PHAIDRA)
  • Persistent citation (handle-link), see also Citation of Digital Objects (PDF)
  • Differentiated access concept (support of Open Science, but also protection of sensitive data)
  • Data can be licensed
  • Reliable long-term availability without time limit
  • Dublin Core and LOM-based metadata schemes with eight currently required fields
  • flexibly expandable metadata fields
  • FAIR priciples - data are findable, accessible, inter-operable und re-usable
  • All formats are allowed (peferred formats)
  • Search based on apache solr
  • PHAIDRAs Open Access objects can be found and accessed on the internet.
  • The metadata of all PHAIDRA objects are publicly available.
  • All objects in PHAIDRA can be linked in different ways.
  • The metadata can be described in several languages
  • Projects are supported with regard to a data management plan
  • Visualization of the data in different ways (eg Bookviewer for books)
  • no memory limit (for larger projects over several hundred GB please contact us:


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