What is e!DAL

The e!DAL API is a lightweight Java-based software framework for maintaining, publishing and sharing research data.
e!DAL stands for electronic Data Archive Library. Its main features are version tracking, metadata management, information retrieval, journal and founding agency proven registration of persistent identifiers (DOI), an embedded HTTP(S) server for public data access, access as a network file system, and a scalable storage backend.

In any work that make use of the e!DAL components please honour the author’s work and cite:
Arend et al.: e!DAL - a framework to store, share and publish research data


We have chosen to apply the GNU General Public License (GPL) Version 3 License to the copyrightable parts of e!DAL, which are the source code, the executable software, the training and documentation material. This means, you must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You are free to copy and redistribute e!DAL in any medium or format. You are also free to adapt, remix, transform, and build upon e!DAL for any purpose, even commercially.


We make no warranties regarding the correctness of the data, and disclaim liability for damages resulting from its use. We cannot provide unrestricted permission regarding the use of the data, as some data may be covered by patents or other rights. Any medical or genetic information is provided for research, educational and informational purposes only. It is not in any way intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or care.