Many research projects involve collaboration with several researchers, and a large amount of research data is generated. To manage such quantities of data and to allow researchers to share them with each other, 4TU.ResearchData offers DataverseNL for creating your own project space.
Members of the three technical universities (Eindhoven, Twente and Delft) can draw upon DataverseNL through 4TU.ResearchData. The objective of this open source application is to make research data accessible to others. You can store data in the DataverseNL environment and grant multiple individuals controlled access to them.
Once you have requested the project environment or dataverse from 4TU.ResearchData, you are free to arrange this environment as you wish.
- Organization of data files in dataverses and datasets
- Addition of metadata and documentation
- Version management
- Management of access rights
- Easy collaboration with fellow researchers or project partners, even beyond your own university or research institute
- Centralized professional storage and backup
- To fulfil funding agency requirements for data management and sharing during your research.
See our quick guide for getting started or contact us when you need additional support.
Members of the three technical universities (Eindhoven, Twente and Delft) can store up to 100 GB of data free of charge. Storage of more than 100 GB of data costs € 150 per additional 50 GB per year.
Once a dataset has been completed and ‘frozen’, you may transfer the dataset to 4TU.ResearchData archive for long-term storage. In principle, the data will then be made public. It is possible that the data (or some portion thereof) cannot be released. For example, this would be the case if you have not yet published on the study in question.
To be cited properly and be sure that other researchers can find your datasets in the future, datasets have to be assigned one or more identifiers (preferably persistent identifiers). Each dataset in 4TU.ResearchData has a unique, persistent Digital Object Identifier (DOI) that can be linked to or cited in publications.
During the writing process of your article, you can reserve a DOI for data that you are planning to publish in the 4TU.ResearchData repository. As soon as the dataset is published, the DOI will be activated.
- Go to your “My data” page and click on the “+Create a new item” button.
- Enter the minimal information of metadata which describes the dataset.
- Select “Reserve Digital Object Identifier” at the bottom of the page.
- This will then generate a DOI and automatically save the record. This DOI will not resolve until you have published your dataset.
DOIs can be assigned at various levels of granularity. For example, a DOI can be assigned to a data collection, as well as to each item within the data collection. When determining the granularity of a DOI, be sure to consider the level to which you wish to refer in your publications. You should also consider the expectations of other data users. Is the material likely to be cited at a more granular level within each data collection?