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Depositing data in the Oxford Research Archive (ORA): Home

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers at the University of Oxford who wish to deposit their research data in the Oxford Research Archive (ORA).

Use these pages to find out about the University's policies regarding research data, the value of archiving completed research data, and how to deposit data in ORA.

Oxford Research Archive - Data


Find out what sort of data ORA is (and isn't) designed for, and discover more about its key components.

How to deposit

Find out how to deposit data in ORA via Symplectic Elements and view a list of frequently asked questions.

Deposit checklist

A list of some of the things you'll need to consider before depositing data in ORA.

Benefits of deposit

Discover the benefits of depositing data in ORA (including Digital Object Identifiers) and the value of data curation.


Find out about charging (or not) and estimating potential data volumes.

Open data & funders

Advice about funder requirements for open data, and selecting an appropriate data repository.

Related Guidance

Oxford Research Archive (ORA)

The University of Oxford's institutional repository for research outputs, including data.

Bodleian Data Service

A range of services for researchers and students at the University of Oxford who need to make secondary use of statistics and data.

Research Data Oxford

The University of Oxford's central source of information and guidance relating to research data management.

Oxford Research Archive (ORA)






ORA (Oxford University Research Archive) is the institutional repository for the University of Oxford and is home to the scholarly output of its research members. 

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