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After your project

Fiber optic world category boxWhen your research project is concluding, it is important that you appraise and select research data to keep, and make them available to appropriate data repositories for wider dissemination and reuse. Long-term archival will also meet funder's commitments to the principle that publicly-funded research should be made openly available.

Sharing, reuse and preservation of your data

  • Appraise and select data to be archived.
  • Consider and identify an appropriate data repository. It may be a requirement of some funders to offer datasets to specific repositories, there may be a discipline-specific repository, you can deposit your data in Pure, or you may wish to deposit your data in an external repository. 


Research Data team

University of St Andrews Library
North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9TR
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: (01334) 462343