Research data published through repositories

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Research data published through digital repositories or other services providers with specialist skills to manage the data and an ongoing commitment to ensure preservation.

Group: Research Outputs

Trend: No Change

Consensus Decision

Added to List: 2019

Last update: New Entry

Previous category: No Change


Recognized data repositories in specialist disciplines; institutional data repositories in subject specialist centres and partnerships

‘Endangered’ in the Presence of Aggravating Conditions

Lack of long-term commitment; lack of user community; lack of visibility to potential depositors; lack of institutional commitment

‘Lower Risk’ in the Presence of Good Practice

Certification and documented good practice; effective documentation requirements for depositors; proven financial sustainability; skilled staff; participation in the digital preservation community

2019 Review

Research data was introduced in 2017, though without reference to the capacity of the repository infrastructure.  The Jury has split this entry into a range of contexts for research outputs, and presents this as the best outcome for research data: a well-founded repository with the capacity and commitment to ensure preservation, and the capability in part through their own professional development activities to become ‘lower risk’

Additional Jury Comments


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