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Using the Institutional Repository to publish research data


Christopher Gutteridge


open data, open research, metadata, discoverability, institutional repository


For open research data to be fully utilised it must be discoverable. Many types of research dataset are impossible to identify by looking at them so metadata is essential. This is the only major issue with using existing Institutional Repositories to preserve and disseminate data. This paper suggests a simple scheme for facilitating discovery and reuse of open scientific data.

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