NIRD Research Data Archive

The Research Data Archive is a repository of valuable research data. 
The Research Data Archive provides users opportunities to archive, publish and share their data openly.


Who can deposit? 

Approved academically funded researchers will be allowed to deposit published research data in the archive. To upload and publish data, users are required to authenticate themselves via Feide or alternatively, using openIdP such as Facebook or Twitter and Linkedin accounts. 

For how long? 

The Archive is mandated to ensure the dataset remains accessible for up to 10 years after the publishing date.

Access to data and metadata: 

The information about the stored data (metadata) will be publicly accessible and some of the metadata will be distributed and harvested by other services.

The Archive has a mandate for Open Science and we strongly recommend to give public access to the archived datasets. However the Archive also supports restricted access in specific cases, subjected to yearly revision. Download of the open access datasets is anonymous and the default access license applied to publicly accessible data is CC By 4.0

Persistent identifiers: 

We provide published datasets with persistent identifiers (PIDs) using the DataCite DOI service. You can get a DOI for your dataset before your article is published by selecting the "paper in preparation" option when creating a dataset.

Can I get a DOI before publishing my article?

Yes. We recognise that many journals require a DOI to the dataset before publishing an article. You just need to choose the "paper in preparation" option when answering the question about the journal article.


How much it costs?

Archiving and downloading data is free, regardless the size of the dataset.

How can I access the service?

Start using the Research Archive Data now!


For any questions do not hesitate to contact us. We will reply within 24 working hours.

More links:

The NIRD archive is included in the Data Citation Index.