When your upload has been submitted it will undergo a metadata quality review to ensure the completeness of the data and metadata. The following quality checks on the metadata and data are performed:
- completeness of required and optional metadata
- links to related materials
- file format
- privacy issues
Once the review is complete, comments and suggestions for updates and improvements are returned to you. Immediate after your approval we will publish your dataset online. An email notification will be sent to you to inform you that the dataset has been published. The average processing time for new uploads is three working days.
You are allowed to modify your published dataset. Go to your My data page, locate your record and click on the pencil icon to the far right.
Be aware that modifying the dataset title, authors, or the file(s) associated with the dataset will automatically create a new version of the item and its DOI. Updating any other metadata field (description, categories, keywords, licence, item type, references, funding information, etc.) will not generate a new version.
The original DOI of the published dataset will always take you to the latest version of the item. Versions are listed and accessible in the drop down menu under the item title, each is timestamped.
Data preservation refers to maintaining access to data and files over time. For data to be preserved, at minimum, it must be stored in a secure location, stored across multiple locations, and saved in file formats that will likely have the greatest utility in the future. The 4TU.ResearchData archive is offering just that.
4TU.ResearchData provides you with:
- secure preservation of your data for a minimum of 15 years
- an easy access point or DOI for those who are interested in finding, downloading, and reusing your data
- personal advice and support
Find out more about the 4TU.ResearchData preservation strategies.