The University of Oxford's Policy on the management of research data and records defines research data as 'recorded information (regardless of the form or media in which they may exist) necessary to support or validate a research project's observations, findings or outputs'.
ORA is not intended to store:
It is also not intended to replace existing subject-based or national data repositories that you may prefer to use.
ORA is the University of Oxford's digital catalogue and repository for research outputs, including research data, managed by the Bodleian Libraries. It offers a service to archive, preserve and enable the discovery and sharing of data produced by Oxford researchers.
Any type of digital research data – from across all academic disciplines – may be deposited in ORA, and it accepts any file format.
ORA's data component is aimed at researchers who:
The data repository sits within the original Oxford Research Archive (ORA) for publications, so that data can be linked easily to – and browsed alongside – related publications.
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