EUR Data Repository

The EUR Data Repository is an institutional repository using the Figshare platform which allows you to showcase your research and make it findable, citable, and reusable for others.

As funders and journals are demanding data being made accessible, depositing your data in the EUR Data Repository will also allow you to comply with these requirements.

To keep your data safe and secure, the EUR Data Repository offers several ways to control your files, for example putting an embargo on them or making them confidential. Confidential files allow you to specify the terms and conditions under which files may be accessed. Thus, you are always in control of your files. 


Data is that which you use to answer your research question. Data can thus take any shape or size. For example, it can be a table or figure, statistics data files such as SPSS, R, or STATA and their code, audio- or video recordings of observations, interviews, or focus groups, social media files [audio, video, text], but also photographs, 3D representations of objects, and excerpts from books or other materials. You can find examples here [Hardeman, M. 2016]. 

Data Curation 

The EUR Data Repository is primarily meant for depositing data underlying a publication. However, all research outputs in all formats are welcome. All items that you upload will be reviewed by a data curator to help you make your data as interoperable and reusable as possible. Once this process is complete, the items will be published on the platform. 

Using the EUR Data Repository

Using the EUR Data Repository is fairly straightforward. Just login with your ERNA and start uploading. Along the way you will be prompted to supply basic metadata and keywords that describe the data. This allows others to find and interpret your data. Preferably, use metadata standards common in your research domain.

Here you find a hands-on video about uploading files to the repository.

You can find the F.A.Q. here, and more general information on how to use the platform in the knowledge portal.

Information sessions

The University Library is gradually introducing EDR to each faculty on the Woudestein campus starting with RSM and ESE. Information about the EDR will be given in a series of short presentations. If you are an EUR researcher from another faculty and you are interested in the EDR please make a reservation to join one of our presentations.

Rules of Conduct

Please use the EUR Data Repository responsibly and make sure you only put content on the platform that is ready to be shared. To this end, we have a set of basic rules of conduct that summarize the terms of service. The full terms of service can be found here.

  1. The EDR is used only for depositing data and accompanying documentation underlying research and scientific publications; all file formats are accepted. 
  2. If the data underlies a scientific publication, the DOI of that scientific publication should be included in the deposit.
  3. The maximum file size for uploading is set at 5 GB. For files exceeding this limit please contact the EDR Data Curator.
  4. All deposits will be reviewed by a Data Curator before final publishing. The Data Curator may suggest changes to improve e.g. interoperability and/or reusability of the dataset.  
  5. Only research data that does not infringe on any contracts, agreements, or intellectual property rights [e.g. copyright] can be published.
  6. Personal data must comply with EU privacy regulations [GDPR] before publication. If your dataset contains personal data, consult your faculty’s privacy officer before uploading it to the EUR Data Repository.
  7. Data of obscene and/or obscure nature e.g. violence, porn, offensive data, etc. cannot be published unless it is the subject of the research. 
  8. The standard under which files will be published is CC-BY unless otherwise specified by the researcher. 
  9. By using the EDR the researcher accepts responsibility for ensuring that all published data is in line with the Terms & Conditions.

Support & Contact

If you have any questions about the EUR Data Repository or if you are not sure whether or not your data is suitable to be published in the repository, send us an email

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