Many funders have requirements or recommendations about where you should deposit data after the project. If you have any questions about funder policies or how to deposit, you can always ask the library: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To deposit data or create a record in e-space, fill in the form below or, email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Data access statements provide information about the data such as:
Most funders require data access statements to accompany the data. Statements should be included on the data itself as well as any publications associated with the data.
Openly available data
A license can be applied to a dataset to clarify the terms of its use. The rights and ownership of the data must be understood before the data is made available, and this is usually clear before the project begins. In some cases, it may be appropriate to provide multiple licenses such as to various parts of the data itself, the source code, or a database.
Creative Commons had developed six licenses allowing you to stipulate how the data can be used and reused. These are widely accepted, standard licenses and are recommended by many institutions. They are most appropriate for datasets.
Open Data Commons has developed three licenses, one of which is appropriate for databases which have specific considerations. These are also accepted, standard licenses.
Open Data Commons Guide to Open Data Licensing
Data Curation Centre guide on How to License Research Data
Cessda (Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives) guide to Licensing your data
Like publications, the use of datasets must be attributed and cited. It is good practice to also include a citation to your data so others cite it correctly.
Common elements include:
See the UK Data Service How to Cite Data for more examples.