ORA-Data staff review each data package submitted to ORA-Data before publishing the collection online.
We check, as far as possible, that:
We do not attempt to evaluate the quality or validity of the research data itself.
If we have any concerns, questions or requests for further information we will get in touch with you to discuss your deposit.
Research data are a hugely valuable resource. By depositing your data in ORA-Data, you can:
Key benefits of ORA-Data
A DOI is a persistent, unique identifier for digital objects that allows items to be easily cited. Many UK funding bodies (e.g. the EPSRC) recommend that you use a DOI to cite your supporting data in publications.
The DOI system is managed by the International DOI Foundation. Permission for an institution such as Oxford to 'mint' and assign a DOI has to be approved by a DOI Registration Agency (in the UK this is the British Library, acting on behalf of the DataCite organisation). The Bodleian Libraries are permitted to assign DOIs to research data created at the University of Oxford. This does not include publication-like items such as journal articles, books or reports.
For Oxford DOIs:
DOIs will be assigned to all datasets deposited in ORA-Data at the point of submission — you will receive a DOI instantly to cite in any papers you may be submitting for publication, without having to wait for your deposit to be reviewed by ORA-Data staff and published online.
Oxford University Research Archive (ORA) is an institutional repository for the University of Oxford and is home to the scholarly output of its research members. It holds publications, theses and research data.