The DKAN based research data platform INPTDAT is currently hosted by

Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology
Felix-Hausdorff-Str. 2
17489 Greifswald

Phone: +49 3834 554 300
Fax: +49 3834 554 301
E-mail: welcomeatinp-greifswald [punkt] de
Internet: www.leibniz-inp.de

INPTDAT aims at distributing, publishing and archiving of data and information from and for research in the field of low-temperature plasma physics and plasma medicine. Most of the data are freely available and can be used under the terms of the license listed on the dataset description page. The access to some data resources might be restricted. In that case, a contact form is provided to ask for access to the data.

Each dataset can be identified, cited and shared by using the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) name.

Note that INPTDAT is under continuous development and your valuable suggestions and comments will help us to make the system better. Please provide feedback about your user experience by e-mail: wissenschafts-itatinp-greifswald [punkt] de.

Metadata Schema

The Plasma Metadata Schema (Plasma-MDS) is used to support the findability and reusability of datasets published with INPTDAT. A documentation of this metadata schema can be found in St. Franke et al., Sci. Data 7, 439 (2020). It is intended to review Plasma-MDS after an initial phase of growing usage and to extend it further according to the requirements in the community.

Plasma-MDS aims to support the standardized documentation of research data in the field of plasma science and technology. In accordance with typical plasma processes and applications, the schema contains metadata fields to collect annotations about plasma source, plasma medium, and plasma target. Furthermore, metadata for the respectively applied diagnostic and modelling/simulation methods are collected. Finally, resource metadata fields are included to describe the individual digital objects belonging to the dataset.

With this, Plasma-MDS supports research data management in accordance with the FAIR data principles. So far, it is implemented in the research data repository of the Research Department Plasmas with Complex Interactions at Ruhr Universität Bochum (https://rdpcidat.rub.de) and in the INPTDAT data platform.

Quality Standards

Every resource made available for download on INPTDAT has been checked to guarantee that it contains no viruses and uses recommended file formats for long-term preservation. Three different data quality stages are distinguished:

  • Reviewed: The data has been reviewed by an independent authority.
  • Published: The data has been published in a peer reviewed journal.
  • Verified: The data has been checked on plausibility.


The development of the data platform INPTDAT was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research – BMBF under grant 16FDM005 and is further supported by BMBF under grant 16QK03A. The responsibility for the content of this website, datasets and resources lies with the authors.