ReIReSearch is a platform where disparate digital resources and databases related to Religious Studies are searchable in a unified and standardized way.
ReIReSearch addresses the growing need of scholars in Religious Studies to discover more data, regardless of location with a platform where disparate digital resources and databases are searchable in a unified and standardized way. ReIReSearch was developed as part of the ReIReS project and the maintenance and expansion of the platform is integrated into RESILIENCE as one of its Research-Enhancing Services.
The data on ReIReSearch comes from several institutions, from both the public and private sector. Academic institutions provide some of the data. They house their own collections of manuscripts, documents, and rare books and share the relevant metadata for discovery by the users of ReIReSearch. ReIReSearch offers access to 797.773 records from 10 different datasets. That data represents relevant collections of Christian, Jewish and Muslim works. This is complemented by information from specialised subscription databases from commercial publishers.
All of this is searchable simultaneously on a platform designed to improve the findability, accessibility, interoperability and re-usability of important research data from the field of Religious Studies. Those four attributes correspond to the FAIR data principles that enable and enhance the reuse of data in research.