Make your data count

Seal of approval for ORA-Data

DSA_2014_2015The Research Data Oxford team is delighted to announce that the Oxford Research Archive for Data (ORA-Data) has been awarded the Data Seal of Approval. The Seal represents an international, peer-reviewed standard which certifies a data archive according to sixteen essential criteria for good practice. This provides evidence of a combination of appropriate security, access and preservation mechanisms that benefits both depositors and data users. As a result the archive has been given the status of a Trusted Digital Repository. ORA-Data was launched in May 2015 as a response to growing demand for an institutional data repository and forms part of the wider Oxford Research Archive.

You can find out more about its place as part of effective data management here: http://researchdata.ox.ac.uk/preserving-your-data/archives-and-other-options/

In addition visit the main website here: http://ora.ox.ac.uk/

John is the Bodleian Data Librarian and Subject Consultant for Economics, Sociology and Social Policy & Intervention. He advises researchers on research data management and digital archiving and is working with others to co-ordinate the University’s implementation of RDM infrastructure.