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.

  • Service description

    Research Data Archive - Service description

    What is the Research Data Archive?

    The Research Data Archive is a repository that provides long-term storage for research data and is compliant with the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) reference model. 

    The aim of the archive is to provide (public) access to published research data and to promote cross-disciplinary studies. The Archive is mandated to ensure the dataset remains accessible for up to 10 years after the publishing date.

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

    Mandate for Open Science

    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

    Sigma2 provides 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.

     

  • Who can get access?

    Research Data Archive - Who can get access?

    Who can deposit data?

    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. 

  • Conditions for access

    Research Data Archive - Conditions for access

    Roles and responsibilities

    The Research Data Archive requires users wishing to archive datasets to sign this agreement between the Archive and the Depositor. The agreement lays out the responsibilities of the Archive and of the  user depositing data to the archive as well as the terms of access to the dataset.

    In summary the agreement is divided into two parts:

    Research Data Archive Responsibilities

    • To ensure the dataset is managed according to the licence agreement.
    • To ensure users of the dataset are aware of the access licence. The archive encourages data to be made as free from restriction as possible and suggests data follow the CC By 4.0 license.
    • To ensure approved users can access the dataset for the duration of the agreement (10 years from the date of submission).

    Depositor Responsibilities

    • To ensure the dataset does not contain illegal content and that the data collection does not breach privacy or data protection laws
    • To ensure that the dataset abides by copyright and publication restrictions
    • To ensure permission from all stakeholders has been obtained to deposit the dataset
    • To ensure sufficient metadata is supplied with the dataset to enable discovery and reuse of the dataset
    • To have read and signed the depositor licence agreement

     

    Research Data Archive - Depositor Agreement (Coming soon)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    DataCite DOI

  • How much does it cost?

    Research Data Archive - How much does it cost?

    Free of charge

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

    Disclaimer
    Note to all users on the provisions of data submitted.

    V3.0

    20/June/2018

    Research Data Archive is primarily funded by the Research Council of Norway (RCN). The business model of the Research Data Archive research data archive is to provide a service free of charge to the end-users under the assumption that data contributors provide the required meta-data about the dataset, publish it via the service and in doing so provide open access to the data.

    The RCN is currently revising its data policies and requirements for research projects receiving grants from the Research Council. The future publication of datasets is therefore subject to revision with possible prerequisites for any data submitted and/or restrictions on what users are allowed to make use of the service free of charge.

  • Access the Archive

Research Data Archive - Service description

What is the Research Data Archive?

The Research Data Archive is a repository that provides long-term storage for research data and is compliant with the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) reference model. 

The aim of the archive is to provide (public) access to published research data and to promote cross-disciplinary studies. The Archive is mandated to ensure the dataset remains accessible for up to 10 years after the publishing date.

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

Mandate for Open Science

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

Sigma2 provides 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.

 

Research Data Archive - Who can get access?

Who can deposit data?

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. 

Research Data Archive - Conditions for access

Roles and responsibilities

The Research Data Archive requires users wishing to archive datasets to sign this agreement between the Archive and the Depositor. The agreement lays out the responsibilities of the Archive and of the  user depositing data to the archive as well as the terms of access to the dataset.

In summary the agreement is divided into two parts:

Research Data Archive Responsibilities

  • To ensure the dataset is managed according to the licence agreement.
  • To ensure users of the dataset are aware of the access licence. The archive encourages data to be made as free from restriction as possible and suggests data follow the CC By 4.0 license.
  • To ensure approved users can access the dataset for the duration of the agreement (10 years from the date of submission).

Depositor Responsibilities

  • To ensure the dataset does not contain illegal content and that the data collection does not breach privacy or data protection laws
  • To ensure that the dataset abides by copyright and publication restrictions
  • To ensure permission from all stakeholders has been obtained to deposit the dataset
  • To ensure sufficient metadata is supplied with the dataset to enable discovery and reuse of the dataset
  • To have read and signed the depositor licence agreement

 

Research Data Archive - Depositor Agreement (Coming soon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DataCite DOI

Research Data Archive - How much does it cost?

Free of charge

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

Disclaimer
Note to all users on the provisions of data submitted.

V3.0

20/June/2018

Research Data Archive is primarily funded by the Research Council of Norway (RCN). The business model of the Research Data Archive research data archive is to provide a service free of charge to the end-users under the assumption that data contributors provide the required meta-data about the dataset, publish it via the service and in doing so provide open access to the data.

The RCN is currently revising its data policies and requirements for research projects receiving grants from the Research Council. The future publication of datasets is therefore subject to revision with possible prerequisites for any data submitted and/or restrictions on what users are allowed to make use of the service free of charge.