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Research Data Management for Researchers: RDM 3: Research Data Deposit

Research Data Deposit








Research data deposit is now required by most funding bodies. The University reflects this in it's RDM Policy. 

Research data of future historical interest, and all research data that substantiates research findings, should be deposited in an appropriate national or international data service or subject repository, or the University repository.


What do you need to do?

  1. Identify the valuable data that underpins your research
  2. When publishing new research, include a description of the supporting data, stating how it can be accessed and used - see 'data access statements'
  3. If possible - i.e., not breaching any legal or ethical requirements - make your data openly available:
    • Deposit your data in an open repository - see deposit decision tree
    • License your data so it can be reused by others. We recommend you use a CC-BY license
    • Register your data in Elements and deposit to PEARL to enable others to discover and re-use the data

FAQs: Research Data Deposit

3 Steps to RDM

RDM Resources