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NTNU Open Data
On this page you can find information about how you can archive your data set in the institutional repository NTNU Open Research Data.
About NTNU Open Research Data
NTNU Open Research Data is an institutional repository for open data from all fields and disciplines. The archive is part of DataverseNO, which is operated by UiT The Arctic University. NTNU Open Research Data adheres to the guidelines and policy of DataverseNO, and all data sets will be curated before publication. DataverseNO is a Core Trust Certified repository and assigns DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) to data sets. The standard license is CC0 (Creative Commons Zero), but other open licenses can be considered if needed.
How to archive in NTNU Open Research Data
You can log in to NTNU Open Research Data with FEIDE (your NTNU user). We recommend that you read the DataverseNO deposit guidelines before uploading your data. As the guidelines are quite comprehensive, we have listed some important aspects which are often overlooked. Having a look at some of the already published data sets in DataverseNO is also useful in order to get an overview of how to describe your data according to DataverseNO's guidelines.
Note that there are limited options for changing file structure and data once the dataset is uploaded. You should therefore finalize your dataset according to the guidelines before uploading.
Also note that zip-files are unpacked during upload. If you wish to keep a certain folder structure for your data, zip the folders and files and upload the zip-file. It will then be unpacked and the folder structure will kept intact. If you want to keep zip-files in your published dataset (in case of large number of files), you will need to zip twice in order for the “inner” zip file to be retained during upload.
- All data sets should be accompanied by a ReadMe file. This file should be in plain text format (.txt) and include the prefix 00 to ensure that it appears on the top of the file overview. See deposit guidelines for more information about the ReadMe.
- Some file formats are better suited for long term archiving. If your data set is not one of the preferred formats, we recommend to converting to one of these. The original file format can be uploaded in addition.
- Note that all names should be in the format Family name, Given name.
- Be generous with keywords, and add them separately using the +-button.
- The description oshould provide a general overview over the content and context of the data set.
- After saving the draft, you can add additional metadata with the "Add + Edit Metadata" button. Se the deposit guidelines for recommended metadata.
- The deposit guidelines has in-depth information about the metadata fields.
When you are satisfied with your data set, send it for review. A curator at the University Library will look through it and either publish or return it for adjustments. If you need to give others access before publication (for example journal editors, reviewers or collaborators), contact Research Data @NTNU.
- Research Data @NTNU - if you have questions about open data, or if you have suggestions for changes to the web page.