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Datasets and Data Access Statements

It is best practice, and is often a requirement by both publishers and funders that the underlying data to your research is made openly available for at least 10 years prior to the last time that it was accessed.

Datasets, like journal articles, can have embargo periods, restricting the access to the dataset for a period of time, the standard, accepted embargo period is 12 months. If you require the dataset to be embargoed further, you will need to provide evidence for the reason for this to the Head of Research Support.    If you’re dataset needs to be restricted due to the nature of the data, e.g., human trafficking data, then the data can be restricted. All requirements by funders will be respected.

The University of Northampton will be able to provide you with a DOI for your dataset, after it has been uploaded and any required accompanying data provided. The datasets you register will appear on your Research Profile.

Please note that this is not digital preservation, but once the University has a suitable platform in place, this will allow us to transfer the dataset to that platform to enable digital preservation.