DataSTORRE is an online digital repository of multi-disciplinary research datasets produced at the University of Stirling. See the DataSTORRE deposit guide for how to deposit your data.

University of Stirling researchers who have produced research data associated with an existing or forthcoming publication, or which has potential use for other researchers, are encouraged to deposit their dataset for sharing and safekeeping. A persistent identifier and suggested citation will be provided.

Research Data Requirements

Most research funders (research councils, charities, foundations) have policies on research data management. The general expectation is that publicly funded research data are a public good and should be made openly available with as few restrictions as possible.

Research publications should include a statement on how the underlying materials can be accessed. It is not necessary that the data be openly accessible if there are compelling reasons against this. Publications that acknowledge funding EPSRC funding must include a data statement (if relevant).  Failure to comply may result in sanctions.

You can use DataSTORRE to make your research data files open access or you can choose to embargo files for a period. Or instead, you can add a simple brief record about your data if the data itself should never be open or only made open in particular circumstances.  The DataSTORRE persistent identifier and citation can be used in your publications’ data statements.

Research data can be any information that has been collected, observed, generated or created to validate original research findings. Think broadly about what it can include, for example: documents, spreadsheets, questionnaires, transcripts, audio files, videos, models, algorithms, scripts, text files, archival metadata, etc.

DataSTORRE Content, Submission, Preservation, Data and Metadata policies