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d. Preserve your research

About archiving your project and research output. 

  • Preserving your research output

    Science and society demand accountability and transparency from scientists. Therefore, besides publishing their work, individual researchers, research units and the university should preserve their research output, which mainly entails publications and research data. Data preservation means archiving them in a sustainable way. Publishing research data can be done by depositing in a trusted data repository.

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    Preparing data for preservation

    When preserving research data you have to think about which data should be preserved and where. Metadata must be added for the purpose of findability and accessibility and adequate documentation for verification and reusability.  Special attention is needed when you need to preserve personal data. And the handling of the data files themselves, such as converting to a general format, may need some preparation. 

    Preserving research data

    In the light of open science and scientific integrity, sustainably archiving your static data and providing access is crucial. Data repositories let you digitally archive your (meta)data to keep your research verifiable, replicable and reusable for the long term.

    Trusted Repositories received the Data Seal of Approval, which guarantees reliable, citable data that can be found, accessed (clear rights and licences) and used in the long term, even if the hardware and software become obsolete. 

    More information about preserving your research data and its preparation can be found at the Research data management pages with subject preserving and preparation.

  • Preserving your research project

    Managing your information is important during a research project. You as an employee have a responsibility during this process. It is your task to provide for conditions that may keep the documents that were made up or received by you in good order during a certain amount of time or even permanent.

    LISA department Archive helps you managing your documents (‘records’) during its life cycle. It may ensure that your records of historical, fiscal, and legal value are identified and preserved, and that non-essential records are discarded in a timely manner according to Dutch guidelines and identified legislation.

    More information about project archiving

    For support contact the archive specialist/record manager of your faculty or send your question to the Research Support Desk.

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