PURE user guide
The University needs to know about your archived datasets, even if your dataset is deposited and published in an external data repository.
PURE, the University's Research Information System, allows researchers to record information about their datasets and the public facing portal (The York Research Database) allows these datasets to be searched, promoting data reuse, data citation and collaboration.
If you have deposited your dataset in an external data repository
If you have deposited your dataset in an external data repository email the Open Research team with the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for the dataset and the DOI for the related paper. If no DOI is assigned to your dataset send as much information as you can about your dataset, e.g. the name of the external repository and a URL to the dataset, along with the DOI for the related paper. We will create a dataset record in PURE, based on the one in the external repository. Your PURE record and your researcher profile will then automatically update. [Please note: This is a pilot service]
If your dataset is not already archived with a data repository
If your dataset is not already archived, our Sharing, preserving and depositing your data web pages provide guidance.
The University has its own data repository, Research Data York, which researchers from any discipline may wish to use. Research Data York can provide ongoing access to research data for extended periods of time and issues DOIs for deposited datasets. Research Data York is a good option for publishing your datasets, unless there is a subject-specific repository commonly used in your research field or your funder requires otherwise.
Please note: Each research funder will have different rules on when metadata, and datasets, have to be made available.